'Epi' talks about signing with Washington

Dawgman.com was able to catch up with a happy Wilson 'Epi' Afoa Wednesday after he signed his letter of intent to play football for the University of Washington. We talked about his decision to attend a school on the mainland, why he chose Washington, and the 'new' rivalry now established with one of his teammates.

"I'm glad it's over," Wilson said. "I was kind of tired of all the coaches and recruiters calling my house. I was kind of getting irritated. But, you just gotta deal with it."

About not signing with the University of Hawaii: "Yeah, it was my choice. My heart was with Washington. It was Washington's engineering program. When I went on my recruiting trip, I really liked their engineering program.

"As much as I love Hawaii, just going away to Washington is going to be a good experience for me."

About Washington Football: "The Husky program is really great. I like their athletic facilities. They really excited me with all the coaches and players. I mean, they're a real family up there."

About Game Day at Husky Stadium: "It's just exciting. On my trip, when I was walking down the tunnel, the band was playing. And they were saying, 'Just imagine 75,000 cheering you on as you go out the tunnel,' just imagining what it's going to be like when I get over there, the first home game."

About the new "family" rivalry with second cousin Tolifili 'Andre' Liufau, who signed with Washington State: "Me and him were talking about bragging rights and rivalries and how we're going to visit each other. It's going to be fun playing against my old teammate."

Final words to the Husky Nation: "I'm going to bring everything I can and hopefully win a national championship! Go Dawgs!"

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