Wilson Afoa to Washington

Wilson Afoa, a 6-foot-3, 260-pound defensive lineman from Saint Louis School, announced his decision today to the Honolulu Advertiser. This news was confirmed by another news source in the islands, making this story iron-clad. The Hawaii state defensive state player of the year is going to be a Husky.

"It was a real tough choice," Afoa told the Advertiser. "I liked their facilities and their school."

Dawgman.com spoke earlier in the day with St. Louis football coach Delbert Tengan, who said the decision for Afoa was a relatively simple one for him to make. "It's a tug of war for him," Tengan said Tuesday morning. "Does he want to stay at home and play in front of his family or does he want the opportunity to play football in the Pac-10?"

Tengan also confirmed Afoa's interest in majoring in engineering, and according to a source close to the situation on the islands that was a big plus for the Huskies in the final equation. The source also said that in the end it was very difficult to choose Washington over his Mother's choice, Hawaii.

Tengan said that both Washington and Washington State were attractive options for Afoa. "Washington State just had an Outland Trophy winner (Rien Long) and just went to the Rose Bowl," he said. "And Washington is always an attractive alternative because of Seattle and the school."

In the end, the city and the school won out. Wilson Afoa is a Washington Husky. We'll be in touch shortly with Wilson to get his thoughts on the process and what ultimately swayed his decision toward UW.

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