The Washington State Cougars hosted a big group of committed visitors over the weekend, in addition to American Samoa prospect Frederick Mauigoa, however there was one other visitor in town that previously went unreported.
Nilsson "Miga" Gaisoa, an offensive line prospect from Kailua, Hawaii, was in Pullman for an official visit, a source tells CougCenter.
The 6-foot-5, 270-pounder — pictured on the left wearing No. 61 in this photo posted on Twitter by WSU offensive line verbal Christian Haangana — has flown under the radar throughout this cycle, and not much is known about his recruitment.
What we do know is that Gaisoa does, in fact, hold an offer from Washington State and he's being recruited by Joe Salave'a, of course. The unrated lineman was recently named an Oahu Interscholastic Association first team lineman along with former WSU offensive target and current Vanderbilt commit Sean Auwae.
Also a standout on the hardwood playing volleyball and football, Gaisoa is very athletic for his size, registering a 5.15 in the 40 yard dash and a 4.68 in the 20 yard shuttle at last year's Nike Football Combine in Hawaii.
Among the 2016 linemen out at the Hawaii combine, Gaisoa finished with the No. 7 overall Nike Football Rating, which combines speed, power, agility, reaction and quickness (SPARQ). Some of the linemen he trailed? Michael Eletise (No. 1 HI prospect, ASU), Auwae (No. 5 HI prospect, UA), Mauigoa (WSU target) and Nate Herbig (No. 4 HI prospect).
Could WSU, with five offensive linemen already committed in the current class, and a very realistic chance at landing Mauigoa next week, take Gaisoa? We'll find out over the next few days, but it's already clear the Cougars are bringing in a big, mean offensive line group that could be expanding.
You can take a look at Gaisoa's junior season clips below.