Su'a-Kalio Solid to Cougars

After committing Washington State in early December, American Samoa defensive end Emmitt Su'a-Kalio was planning to stay focused on the Cougars. Even after recent interest by other schools, including Wisconsin, Su'a-Kalio remains solid.

MADISON - With a little more than two weeks to the first day of the spring signing period on February 6, there seems to be new names popping on to Wisconsin's radar with Gary Andersen in charge from new regions.

One of the names that has popped up lately is from America Samoa in Kanana Fou Theological High School defensive end Emmitt Su'a-Kalio. Although it has been reported that Su'a Kalio picked up a offer from Wisconsin, that would be news to him.

"I don't have an offer from Wisconsin," Su'a Kalio told Badger Nation. "I would be excited if I did get a offer, (but) I am committed to Washington State. To me I want to (play) like Manti Te'o. I like the way he put his team and school on that winning streak. I want to make Washington State the best."

If an offer from the Badgers came to the 6-4, 230-pound defensive end, who picked the Cougars over an offer from Utah, would Su'a-Kalio take a closer look at Wisconsin?

"My parents already like Washington State and they see a good future of me there," said Su'a-Kalio. "If Wisconsin offered me, it wouldn't matter because I am 100 percent committed to Washington State. I have watched a lot of their games on ESPN and they did pretty good this year, but I am committed to Washington State.

"Next week, the Washington State defensive line coach is coming down for the fifth time and I have bonded well with him. If (Wisconsin) had called me earlier or contacted me earlier, then that would have been a different story."

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