Mapu set to visit Washington reached Andre Walker, coach at Mesa Community College, and he was able to shed some light on the situation regarding Mike Mapu, a 6-4, 250-pound defensive end that is visiting the University of Washington this weekend. Apparently the man originally from American Samoa had a ticket to go to Temple in his hand this week until the Huskies showed up. Now he's heading to Seattle.

"He cancelled his Temple visit to go to Washington this weekend," Coach Walker said. "I think he's really trying to go to a Pac-10 school if he can." He's already visited Oregon State (11/30) and is in the process of setting one up to Oregon and possibly Missouri. Mapu is a mid-year transfer, so Washington is working hard to get in late and possibly land this JC DE at the wire.

Walker said Mapu's 40 time is in the 'sub-4.7, 4.6 range' and Mike made both the WSFL (Western States Football League) and ACCAC (Arizona Community College Athletic Conference) first-team squads. "He had 16 sacks this season, maybe more," Walker said. "We moved him around because nobody could block him. He's really physical and extremely quick. He'll beat you off the ball, get you off balance and then drive you into the ground. He's a real good kid with a great personality, but he leaves that all behind when he hits the field."

We plan on getting in touch with Mike today for his thoughts on the Huskies and the recruiting process.

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