Hawaiian DL trips U-Dub

Hawaii Preparatory Academy's Daniel Te'o Nesheim flew to Seattle yesterday and spent the past 48 hours visiting the campus of the University of Washington. He spoke with Kim Grinolds of Dawgman.com this evening about his trip.

Daniel is 6-3 ½ and 240 pounds and is being recruited by the Huskies for either the offensive or the defensive line. His 4.7 40 speed is getting him noticed by several programs.

This weekend he was hosted by Wilson Afoa, another Hawaiian product.

Te'o Nesheim is very familiar with the Northwest. "I used to live in Seattle for seven years, back in the early 1990s. I still have family in the Mill Creek area," he said.

Daniel has visited Hawaii and Oregon prior to his UW visit. All three have offered scholarships.

Te'o Nesheim has an interesting connection to Washington in the form of a legacy. Those that followed Husky football in the mid 1980's will remember him fondly.

"Bern Brostek is my head coach. He is crazy," said Daniel.

"Washington has a lot of tradition, I didn't know about that. Hearing all of the stories about my coach was a highlight."

"Coach Brostek told me to take all of the visits and enjoy them. That's what I'm doing," added Te'o Nesheim.

Coach Chris Tormey took the lead in recruiting the fleet footed lineman for the Huskies. "He wants me to be a Dawg. They said that they're not sure whether I'd be an offensive lineman or a defensive lineman," said Daniel.

"I talked with Coach Willingham. He's quiet, very nice. He talked to me abut what my plans for the future are. Coach Tormey offered me a scholarship."

Daniel didn't accept, and will take a visit to Colorado next weekend before deciding on a school. "I can't make a decision yet. They are all pretty even."

Dawgman.com Top Stories