Daniel Ekuale, a consensus 3-star recruit and the No. 59 defensive tackle according to 247, has faxed in his letter of intent to Washington State on National Signing Day 2013.
Ekuale, who attended high school in Pago Pago, America Samoa, chose WSU over reported offers from Oregon, Oregon State and Washington, the three other finalists for his services.
Ekuale had zeroed in on on National Signing Day after also considering the Ducks and Huskies. In Pullman, Ekuale will join a growing group of players from the American Samoa. WSU signed two players from the American Samoa last year and Ekuale was one of two more to sign in the 2013 class. The increased presence is largely due to the role of defensive line coach Joe Salave'a.
Ekuale was the No. 92 defensive tackle according to Scout. He originally committed to the Hawaii, but decommitted roughly a month later. He took a visit to WSU in January and took no time in making his decision to verbally commit to the Cougars. Ekuale could play a role on defense as soon as next season.