Afoa talks about decision spoke Wednesday night with Wilson Afoa, a 6-3, 260-pound defensive tackle from Honolulu (Hawaii) St. Louis and he filled us in with his thoughts about his verbal commitment to play football for the University of Washington. As expected, this turned out to be a battle of the mainland schools, with the Huskies beating out Washington State for Afoa's services.

"I think I knew I was going to Washington yesterday," Wilson said. "I've been thinking about it for the past two days. Mainly I chose Washington because of what they have education-wise. On my recruiting trip I really liked their Engineering program. I also liked the people around the school. There are a lot of Polynesian people there."

Wilson just concluded a trip to Hawaii last weekend, and despite some modest protestations from those closest to him he never really gave the Warriors much thought. "Right after my trip I started thinking about what school I would be going to and UH was never really in the picture for me," he said. "I know a lot of my family want me to stay, but I feel I have better opportunities by going away. It wasn't that hard of a decision for me."

Wilson has already talked with the coach recruiting him for Washington, Bobby Kennedy, but hasn't touched base with Rick Neuheisel yet. "I told Coach Kennedy and he told me how proud he was of my decision." Afoa said. "I haven't talked to Coach Neuheisel yet, but I hope to tonight."

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