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UH offers 3-star DT, Lawrence Lagafuaina a scholarship.

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LINK: http://warriorbeat.honadvblogs.com/2009 ... /#comments
UH leads competiton for top d-lineman
July 10th, 2009 by Stephen Tsai

The Warriors have emerged as the early leaders in the recruiting competition for Aiea defensive tackle Lawrence Lagafuaina.
Lagafuaina said he told the UH coaches: "I'd love to be a Warrior."
But he stopped short of making a firm verbal commitment. That could come after he takes a recruiting trip to the Manoa campus. The earliest official visit can't be made until after Sept. 1.
Lagafuaina's stock is rising because of his size (6 feet 1, 315 pounds) and athletic ability (he plays basketball for Na Alii, and is one of the state's top competitors in the shot put).
Lagafuaina has been on the varsity each of his first three years at Aiea.
"He was mature for his age," Aiea coach Wendell Say said. "We expect a big season from him."
Lagafuaina has strong ties to UH. His cousin is Maa Tanuvasa, a former UH defensive tackle.
Aiea's defensive coordinator (Mika Liilii) and defensive line coaches (Nalei Cox, George Noga and Ed Ripley) are all former UH players.
Lafafuaina said he has received scholarship offers from Washington, UCLA, UNLV and Wyoming. He has drawn interest from California and Oregon State.

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LAWRENCE LAGAFUAINA Image DT, 6-1, 315 lbs. (4.9 40 yd dash)
(Aiea HS - Aiea, HI)
(Offered Scholarship)
(Also have offers from UCLA, UNLV, Washington, and Wyoming.)

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYXSy5p_I8M

http://rivals.yahoo.com/video/recruitin ... ay-2-51296

Warrior Beat: http://warriorbeat.honadvblogs.com/2009 ... /#comments

Rivals.com profile: (3-stars) http://usc.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp? ... 23&sport=1

Scout.com profile: http://recruiting.scout.com/a.z?s=73&p= ... id=4325911
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A 4.9 forty??!!
That's impressive, huh? For a 315 lb beast. And, let Miano work with him and who knows - maybe a 4.8 or 4.7? He'd be smoking me in the forty :oops: :lol:
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The next Rocky!

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tatsumi82 wrote:The next Rocky!
thats not saying much

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If you said the next Sopoaga then I'd be more excited. Rockys a good guy but he hasn't proven to be an all conference player yet.

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homes808 wrote:If you said the next Sopoaga then I'd be more excited. Rockys a good guy but he hasn't proven to be an all conference player yet.
he hasn't even proved to be a legit starter yet

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Sounds like it'll be between UH, U-Dub and UCLA. Hope we get him!

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I was just comparing that they're both from Aiea. Sheesh so serious over here.

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Bradduh better work on getting qualified or he will have to go the route of many of our state's top players -- JUCO.

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tatsumi82 wrote:I was just comparing that they're both from Aiea. Sheesh so serious over here.

+1 bro.

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bigislandkurt wrote:Bradduh better work on getting qualified or he will have to go the route of many of our state's top players -- JUCO.

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UPDATE 12/13/09: Lawrence Lagafuaina to reschedule visit.

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UPDATE 12/13/09

LINK: http://recruiting.scout.com/2/926628.html
Still planning on visiting UH
by Chris Fetters of Scout.com, December 14, 2009 at 1:41am ET

Lawrence Lagafuaina was expecting to fit in a trip to Hawai'i this weekend, but a football game got in the way. The 6-foot-2, 310-pound DT from 'Aiea was on the victorious West team, as they dispatched the East team 27-6 Saturday in the Hawai'i Union Builders Goodwill Senior Bowl at Aloha Stadium.

"I had a sack and a couple of tackles," Lagaufaina told Scout.com Sunday night.

Because of game obligations, UH told Lagafuaina that they wanted to reschedule his official visit until after Christmas. He told Scout that while he is verbally committed to Washington, he still plans on taking the UH visit, even with the delay.
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Too bad he couldn't make it for this weekend.

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Has two visits on tap
by Chris Fetters of Scout.com,
December 2, 2009 at 9:27pm ET


Scout.com spoke Thursday with Lawrence Lagafuaina, a 6-foot-2, 310-pound defensive tackle from 'Aiea High School in Honolulu, and he confirmed to Scout that he has two official visits set up in the next two weeks - to Washington this coming weekend and to Hawai'i the following weekend. "I'll see how those two go first before going on any more," he said.

If he does plan on taking all five of his visits, he said that California, UCLA and UNLV would be the other schools he'd trip. In a bit of an ironic twist, Lagafuaina will be seeing California this weekend, as they travel to Seattle to finish out their regular season at Washington.
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wasn't he on the sidelines the past two weeks?

i guess he'll visit during the period between our last reg season game and the hawaii bowl.

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With initials like L&L... you gotta stay at home and be a home crowd pleaser.
 


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