Oregon Lands Bruising Linebacker

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At this point in the offseason, each commit landed means less worrying for Football programs leading up to National Signing Day on February 4. Since playing in the College Football Playoff National Championship on January 12, Coach Mark Helfrich and staff have been working hard to build a great incoming class of recruits. Yesterday, news broke that Oregon landed three-star inside linebacker Fotu Leiato, from Steilacoom, Washingon. 

News broke via Leiato’s high school’s football team’s Twitter handle: @SteilacoomFB. To start a lengthy thank you message, Leiato said, “I have committed to continue my education and play football at the University of Oregon. I want to thank all of the colleges and coaches who have recruited me over the past months for believing in me and giving me a chance.”

At 6’0, 200 lbs, the inside linebacker entertained offers from OklahomaMichigan State, and UCLA, just to name a few. Yes, he might be small, but Leiato might be the hardest hitting high school recruit I have ever seen. Don’t believe me? Just take a look at his highlight video. Get your voice ready, because some of the hits you are about to witness will get you saying, “WOOOOOOO!”

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