Cougs host the mystery man this weekend


HE'S BEEN ONE of the tougher junior college guys to get hold of this recruiting season, one of the more highly sought defensive end recruits out there this recruiting cycle. But Sione Sina, the speedy 6-4, 250-pounder, talked to CF.C about his official visit to Washington State this weekend and more…

Sione Sina doesn't know how many scholie offers he has. And unlike many recruits out there, that's not all that important to him either.

"I don't know how many I have, I have no idea," said Sina with a laugh.

Sina is in high demand and has taken official visits to Oregon, Texas A&M and BYU thus far.

His fourth trip will be to Washington State this weekend.

"I've been told by a couple of players there it feels like home, so I'm going to go check it out and see how I feel. Hopefully I'll get that same feeling," said Sina.

SINA IS OUT of College of San Mateo, the same school as new Cougar verbal Lyman Faoliu and Wazzu linebacker Justin Sagote.

Sione said he's also close with Cougar nose tackle Toni Pole.

"Those are my boys," said Sina.

IN EIGHT GAMES this season, Sina posted 28 tackles (17 solo) with 7.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, a fumble recovery and two pass break ups.


A versatile defender, Sina said he could play the BUCK linebacker spot being vacated by Travis Long at Washington State, or he could put on 15-20 pounds and play more with his hand down up on the line.

Either way, he said, works for him.

"I could be a hybrid, maybe three point sometimes, hand down, rush guy, play the run or back in coverage…it doesn't really matter…I feel like I would fit in with anyone," said Sina.

Sina is scheduled to graduate in December with three to play two.

He said he might not immediately sign the first day he's eligible (Dec. 19). The mid-year JUCO signing period runs through Jan. 15 though the process of getting moved in and taking classes at many four-year schools comes earlier than that. Correction: The first day of class for the spring semester at Washington State is Jan. 7.

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