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BREAKING: How Cougs landed Cali d-lineman

NGALU TAPA

SOMETIMES, THINGS COME together quickly in recruiting. Defensive line prospect Feaomoengalu Tapa (6-3, 275) out of Sacramento held offers from Arizona and Hawaii a week ago. But then Washington State offered in recent days, his prep coach tells Cougfan.com, and there were two big reasons Tapa didn't wait long at all before going crimson. UPDATED: CF.C also talked to the newest Cougar himself.

First, Tapa hails from the same high school as future Cougar and inside WR Calvin Green. Second, his future position coach at Wazzu, Joe Salave'a, has made a huge impression on Tapa. "He committed yesterday...He feels very comfortable with Coach Salave'a, the d-line coach," Luther Burbank High coach John Heffernan told CF.C. "There was a connection there. He felt a very strong connection with...

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