BYU commit selected to 2019 Polynesian Bowl
Tausili Fiatoa is a Polynesian Bowl all-star. The Kahuku, Hawaii, three-star prospect, who is rated No. 1 among edge rushers in the state of Hawaii for the 2019 class per the industry-generated 247Sports Composite rankings, will play his final high school game in front of family and friends inside Aloha Stadium. He is also on the watch list for the Polynesian High School Football Player of the Year Award, which is presented annually to the most outstanding senior high school football player of Polynesian ancestry. The Watch List is composed of 44 players from 30 different high schools. Fiatoa is one of the longest-standing committed prospects in the entire country, having announced his pledge to BYU on Feb. 22, 2016 back when he was still a freshman. The 6-foot-2, 195-pound defender has remained steadfast in that pledge to the Cougars ever since. "I'm really solid to BYU," Fiatoa told 247Sports this past offseason. "I'm still committed and I still have a lot of family there. ... I've always considered BYU home to me and I can't wait to get there. I'm still in touch with (BYU coach) Kalani Sitake all the time." Fiatoa, who also garnered offers from Fresno State, Oregon State and Utah State during the process, is playing his senior season on the island after making the move from Orem, Utah. Stanford and USC were two programs expressing interest heading into the season. Fiatoa became the 12th high school player from the state of Hawaii to be named to the Polynesian Bowl roster and second from Kahuku, joining four-star offensive lineman Enokk Vimahi. Punahou three-star defensive back Kaulana Makaula, USC commit Gino Quinones of St. Louis, Kamehameha three-star offensive lineman Lokahi Pauole and Army quarterback commit Dillon Gabriel of Mililani were the most recent additions. Fiatoa is the nation's No. 74-rated outside linebacker and No. 9 player in the state of Hawaii, according to the Composite rankings. He is a pivotal part of a Kahuku team that is currently ranked No. 2 in the state. The third annual Polynesian Bowl will air live on CBS Sports Network on Jan. 19.