Hawaiian lineman offered by UW

Matthew Masifilo is a 6-foot-3, 265-pound lineman from Campbell High School in Ewa Beach, Hawaii, and after a successful PIAA/Scout.com combine May 20th at the Saint Louis School in Honolulu, Masifilo saw a rush of offers from schools like UNLV, who didn't even wait for the combine to end before offering him a scholarship.

Washington was there, represented by linebackers coach/recruiting coordinator Chris Tormey, and though the Huskies didn't make an overture toward Masifilo right after the combine, they have let him know that he's a wanted man in Seattle.

"The University of Washington has just offered me over the phone," Masifilo told Scout.com Thursday night. "The offer came after they reviewed my OL film which I gave them at the PIAA combine."

So now that makes it an even dozen for Masifilo - Oregon, Utah, California, Stanford, Oregon State, Washington, Nevada, San Diego State, Hawaii, Boise State, UNLV and Houston. Matthew claims no leaders at this time.

"I am also staring to recieve interest from USC," added Masifilo. "I've already talked with one of the coaches there and they want me to attend their rising senior camp this month. I have to discuss that with my parents first though. I've also just mailed in film to them this week after talking to them so I'll have to wait and see how much more interested they become after watching it."

The interesting aspect of Masifilo's recruitment is that he has no offensive cut-ups whatsoever, but because of successful combine work in California and Hawaii, he was actually able to garner multiple offers for defense. So what about the Huskies and Trojans? Are they following the trend?

I believe they are looking at me for both but more on the defensive side," Masifilo said. "When I talk to coaches now I tell them that I rather play DL and they agree. Almost all the coaches always comment that I run well for playing OL and that I'm explosive so they see no problem in me playing DL."


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