Lauvao still waiting to decide

With letter of intent day a week away, things are really beginning to heat up for Honolulu (Hawaii) Farrington OL Shawn Lauvao. was able to catch up with the big man from the 'Big Island' to get an update on his recruitment. The 6-foot-3, 305-pound lineman boasts some impressive lifting marks - 420-pound bench, 280-pound power clean, and a 500-pound squat lift.

"Right now all of the Pac 10 schools that have offered me are looking good," Lauvao said matter of factly.

Lauvao reports he has offers from Cal, Arizona State, Washington, BYU and Utah.

He has visited all but Utah and plans on taking in the Ute campus this weekend.

"I really want to play in the Pac 10, but I'm keeping all of my options open and weighing them."

Last weekend, Lauvao was on Washington's campus taking in the sites and said his host, LB Joe Lobendahn showed him a good time and talked to him about the Huskies.

"He just said that I would enjoy it over there and that there is a lot of a Polynesian heritage there," Lauvao said.

A highlight of Lauvao's trip to Washington was his meeting with head coach Tyrone Willingham.

"He's a really good guy," Lauvao continued. "The reason I tripped to Washington was because of the coaching change.

"He basically told me that they really want me there and where the team is going. He also said they are starting something new and that I am one of the players they want there."

After his visit last weekend, Lauvao and his family hosted Willingham on Monday and even though they have hosted several other coaches he still said having the new head man of the Huskies in his house was "pretty cool".

Lauvao does not claim a leader at this point but it appears he likes the Pac 10 schools better than their Mountain West counterparts.

After his visit to Utah this weekend Lauvao plans to sit down with his family and make his decision quickly.

"My whole family is going to be in on the decision because my parents have always made good choices for me. This isn't just me making the decision. I will make it on Monday."

The Huskies will be crossing their fingers that the whole family thinks he belongs at Montlake.

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