The Polynesian pipeline continues to bring in talent for Washington State. Monday night, Charles Moku-Watson announced his commitment to WSU in a hat selection ceremony on Hawaii's KHON2 News network.
The Polynesian pipeline continues to bring in talent for Washington State.
Monday night, Charles Moku Watson announced his commitment to WSU in a hat selection ceremony on Hawaii’s KHON2 News network.
Moku Watson, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound safety from Leilehua High (Wahiawa, Hawaii) committed to WSU over offers from BYU, Colorado, San Diego State, Oregon State, Vanderbilt, Hawaii and Fresno State.
“I’m just grateful, I’m thankful and blessed to have the opportunities to take my talents to a school and not have to have my family pay for it,” Moku Watson told KHON2 News. “I’m very excited, very proud and very humbled.”
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Moku Watson is rated the No. 3 overall prospect and the top defensive back in the state of Hawaii by 247Sports.com. WSU was the second school after Hawaii to extend him a scholarship offer.
The safety was recruited by defensive line coach Joe Salave’a, who has extensive connections in Hawaii and American Samoa. Moku Watson said WSU defensive coordinator Alex Grinch also had a hand in his recruitment.
“The coaches at WSU really showed me love in the past couple months. Coach Joe Salave’a recruited me heavy, and coach Grinch showed me how he wants to use me in his defense,” Moku Watson said in his TV interview. “I built bonds with a lot of the WSU commits. The Pac-12 is a WR/DB league and it gives you a chance to shine and lock some receivers up.”
Moku Watson is the 11th recruit to commit to WSU as part of the 2017 recruiting class. He joins George Hicks (San Bernardino, Calif.) and Tayari Venable (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.) as future talents of the Cougars’ defensive secondary.
Here’s a look at his junior film: