Nine offers already in for Canyons OT

A player already proving to be one of the top JUCO offensive line prospects for the upcoming season is College of the Canyons OT Will Latu (6-5, 315) and he already has the offers to prove it. caught up with the talented offensive line prospect recently and he updated on on which schools have offered and what makes him so good at what he does...

Latu prepped at Gibbs High School in St. Petersburg, Florida and only played one year of football. After garnering the attention of some D-2 schools, he signed with Northwestern State in South Dakota, but he knew he could play at a higher level, so after redshirting there in 2009 he decided to throw his name back in the ring and he wound up at College of the Canyons.

"I wanted to try and play at a higher level," Latu told recently. "I felt like I could play at a the highest level of college football, but because I didn't play more than a year in high school, I didn't get the chance to show people what I could do."

After starting every game for the Cougars, he's already shown enough to garner nine offers and more could be on the way.

"I have offers from Arizona, Arizona State, New Mexico, Oregon State, Kansas State, Louisville, Florida International, Arkansas State and Boise State," Latu noted. "My coaches said more schools are starting to show me interest, but those nine are the ones I know that have offered."

Latu has the prototypical size and athleticism to be successful nearly anywhere along the line and he said his versatility is what sets him apart.

"I'm a versatile guy," Latu said. "I feel like I'm probably a little better at pass-blocking, but I can pull and I love doing both run-blocking and pass-blocking.

"This summer, I just want to get quicker and faster and get stronger. If I do that, the rest is already getting in place for me."

Latu is taking summer school classes so he can graduate with his two-year degree in December, but if that doesn't happen he is definitely on pace to graduate in May of 2012 and he will have two years to play two wherever he ends up.

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