Comparison: Hau'oli Kikaha (UW)
Prep Career/Awards: First-team 4A all-state in 2016 ... attended East High as a senior after having attended West High prior to that ... led the Leopards to a 14-0 record and the state’s 4A championship as a senior in 2016 ... East out-scored opponents 694 to 240 ... credited with 98 tackles and 23 sacks as a senior ... 61 tackles as a junior at West High ... also played on the varsity at West as a sophomore and freshman ... played in the Polynesian Bowl following his senior year ... rated as the No. 54 defensive end in the nation by scout.com ... listed as the No. 26 strongside DE and No. 10 player in Utah by 247sports.com ... rivals.com lists him as the No. 70 athlete recruit in the nation ... ESPN.com’s No. 74 defensive end and No. 9 player in Utah ... played football for Brandon Matich at East as a senior.
Offers: In addition to his offer from the Huskies, Lolohea had offers from BYU, Utah, Air Force, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, Oregon State, Utah State and Washington State.
Why Washington: "When I took my visit there (on January 13th), I met with the coaches and the other players and it just felt like the right fit for me. It felt like home. I got to know coach Pete (Chris Petersen) and some of the players there and I just felt like I belonged there and when I was going through this whole process, I knew that the place I ended up playing, that was what I was going to need to feel and that's why I chose Washington."
If he had chosen another school: Lolohea was down to Washington, BYU and Utah for his final three.
Analysis: "Lolohea will be a stand-up edge guy in college. Has quickness off the ball, does a good job disengaging from his blocker and uses his hands well. Very good in pursuit and adequate in coverage. Pass-rushing will be his biggest strength though." - Brandon Huffman
Position Projection: After returning from his LDS mission in 2019, depending on how he's able to maintain his weight and strength, we expect Lolohea to get his first shot at playing the BUCK linebacker spot where he can use his quick first step, outstanding speed and natural pass-rushing abilities to get pressure off the edge.
2017 Season Projection: Since he's LDS, Lolohea will take his mission this summer and won't return until the summer before the 2019 football season.