Washington State is always in the market for more size at the defensive line position and zeroed in on some immediate help with Jonathan Lolohea. Lolohea committed to the school last month and now is officially a Coug.
He signed his letter of intent on Wednesday and now will be eligible to participate in spring practice due to enrolling early.
Lolohea is originally from Lanaina Hawaii, but played his junior college ball at Copiah-Lincoln CC in Mississippi. He committed to Kansas back in June, the de-committed in September. He took a visit to WSU in mid-November and gave his pledge a few days later. He chose WSU over offers from Kansas, Arizona, Colorado, and Boise State and 18 other schools. Defensive line coach Jeff Phelps has been the primary recruiter for the big tackle.
Lolohea is a consensus three star JUCO prospect who is rated as the No. 75 junior college prospect in the country by 247sports.com.
Lolohea recorded 17 tackles and 1 sack holding down the middle for Wolfpack this year.
Lolohea’s size and experience make him a leading candidate to fill Daniel Ekuale’s shoes at the nose tackle position next year.
While not super explosive, Lolohea looks like your typical nose tackle who uses his size and strength to hold his ground at the point of attack and make plays as they come into his gap.
247 Sports- ★★★
Hometown- Lahaina, HI
Weight- 310 pounds