Since defensive line coach Joe Salave'a joined Washington State's staff, the Cougars have tapped into American Samoa each season for a prospect or two. That is the case again this year and offensive lineman Amosa Sakaria is among the prospects heading to Pullman from American Samoa after he signed his letter of intent on Wednesday.
Sakaria joins linebacker Logan Tago as two commitments from the American Samoa in this class. Salave'a is the primary recruiter with Sakaria with offensive line coach Clay McGuire also lending a hand. Sakaria took a visit to WSU in December and committed shortly after the trip. As a prospect, Sakaria is similar to a lot of players that come out of American Samoa; big, strong and raw. He's listed at 6-foot-3 and 280 pounds and will likely slot in on the interior of the offensive line if he stays on that side of the ball. WSU has some solid depth building on the offensive line and with his size, it will be interesting to see if Sakaria ever gets a shot at defense.
Regardless of what side of the ball he ends up on, Sakaria appears like a solid candidate for a redshirt season. Getting into a college conditioning program will help and a year of not playing would go a long way in refining his technique and developing his skillset. If he sticks on the offensive line -- and with the depth WSU currently has -- Sakaria could be more of a developmental prospect who factors in a couple years down the road. Either way, he's an intriguing prospect with a fair amount of long-term potential.
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27/7 Sports - ★★
Composite - ★★
Position - OL
Hometown - Pago Pago, American Samoa
Height - 6-foot-3
Weight - 280 pounds