Idaho State Journal

Top '18 DL Prospect Likes Huskies

We caught up with 2018 Highland (Pocatello, Id.) DL Tommy Togiai to get his thoughts on how things are going this season as well as an idea of where things stand on the recruiting front including his early impressions of the Huskies...

"It's been great watching them and how they are playing," Togiai told "They play really hard and I love how aggressive their defense is. It's one of the best defenses in the country and you can see that their team is really playing well because they are a top five team in the country."

Washington, along with nine other schools, have offered the talented 6'4", 300-pounder and he said he's formed a good relationship with Husky defensive line coach Ikaika Malloe.

"We text all the time and we talk pretty regularly," Togiai noted. "He's a great coach and I've known him since he was down at Utah State, so I've already got a pretty good relationship with him.

"He wants to get me over there for a visit. I was hoping to make it out for one of their games earlier this season, but it didn't work out, so I'll probably just have to go up during the offseason, maybe next spring, in order to check out the school and also to meet with the coaches."

Togiai will get a chance to see the Huskies play next week when he heads down to Utah.

"It's pretty cool because I will be there visiting Utah and it just worked out that they happen to be playing Washington," Togiai said. "I like Utah a lot, so I wanted to get down and see them play and another school that has offered and that I like is playing as well, so it'll work out pretty good."

Togiai is one of the top-rated 2018 defensive linemen in the West as well as the country and he's got plenty of options. He says he wants to let the recruiting process run its course and doesn't plan to make an early decision. 

Highland will face off with Hillcrest to close out their regular season this coming Friday night.

We'll have more on Togiai in the coming weeks and months as he continues to work his way through the recruiting process.

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