Waiting Game

Kahuku (Hawaii) High School lineman Benji Kemoeatu is West Virginia's last line target in the Class of 2008, and his father provides the most recent update on his status.

"Benji has not sent in his letter of intent, but West Virginia is still on top," his father, Manako, told BlueGoldNews.com on Wednesday. "He has been talking to a couple of people on the Est Coast, but he still has the verbal commitment to West Virginia. He is still thinking about the whole process."

Manako, who was out of state when his son made the verbal commitment to West Virginia, and admitted to some surprise at the situation.

"We are involved in the process, so I was a little surprised when he committed," the elder Kemoeatu said. "But when he explained what he was thinking, I understood it."

One of the big factors in Kemoeatu's decision is the proximity of his older brothers, who play for Pittsburgh and Carolina in the NFL.

"He would really like to play to close to his brothers," Manako said. "I wouldn't have a problem with him playing at West Virginia."

BlueGoldNews.com hopes to have an interview with Benji soon to clarify his status.

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