Will Top-Rated Hawaiian OL Visit Montlake?
Washington has made Hawaii a priority in the 2019 class and one of the first players they offered from the 50th state is Kahuku (Hi.) OL Enokk Vimahi...
Vimahi is one of the top players in the West and he already has 18 offers including the Huskies.
"Washington offered me a couple of weeks ago," Vimahi told Dawgman.com. "Coach (Chris) Petersen and coach (Ikaika) Malloe both were out here and I got the chance to meet them. Of all the staffs that have offered me and all of the coaches who have stopped by, coach Petersen is one of the only head coaches I have met, so that was pretty cool. I thought it was great that he thought enough of the players out here in Hawaii that he came by."
The Huskies, like every other school that has offered, prefer Vimahi as a tackle prospect.
"I've been told by a lot of coaches that I have really great feet," Vimahi noted. "I just love watching my team be successful and I know when it comes to offense that it all starts up front, so working as a cohesive unit with my other linemates is something that I take a lot of pride in."
In addition to the 18 offers, Vimahi said schools like Oklahoma, Texas, Cal and Stanford among others calling as well.
"It's honestly been overwhelming, but it's exciting too," Vimahi said. "I'm just taking it all in and I'm not really in hurry to make a decision or anything like that."
Seeing as he's already had plenty of outstanding opportunities thrown in front of him, Vimahi wants to take some visits this spring and summer to see some of the schools that have piqued his interest.
"I haven't decided which schools I want to see yet, but Washington is definitely a school I am considering," Vimahi acknowledged. "A big thing for me and why I am so interested in Washington is because one of the past Kahuku players, Hauoli Kikaha, he came back to Kahuku and told me and the other guys about how great Washington is and then during the Poly Bowl, I got the chance to meet Danny Shelton and spend some time with him. That was really great and he's from there, so he shared a lot about why it's so special to be a Husky."
He also doesn't plan to use any of his official visits until after his season.
"I don't think I will take any (official) visits during the early period (April - June) because I think I'd like to wait until after my senior season for those," Vimahi said. "I haven't really made a decision yet on if I will sign in December or February, so that is another thing I need to decide on."
Vimahi is LDS and he said he plans to play one season at the school he signs with and then wants to take his mission after that before returning to play his final three seasons of college football.