After racking up 16 scholarship offers, Kapolei High School offensive lineman Toleafoa “Sean” Auwae has decided to trade in the teal of West Oahu for the UCLA blue of Westwood.
Auwae, a senior, announced his commitment to the Bruins in a tweet Friday morning.
Standing at 6’3 290 lbs, Auwae is being recruited as a guard and center prospect by Bruin offensive line coach Adrian Klemm, a former University of Hawaii football star.
“That was great because coach Klemm he’s always talking to me.” Auwae said.
“Even when it’s 11 o’clock at night in Hawaii, he’s like ‘Oh bro can you give me a call right now?’ and he just wants to talk. He doesn’t want to talk about recruiting, he just wants to make sure I’m good and everything.”
The anchor of the Hurricane offensive line chose UCLA over offers from Louisville, Oregon State, Hawaii, Texas Tech, Vanderbilt and Utah among others. He is the sixth local football prospect in the class of 2016 to commit to a Pac 12 school.
He will be joining 2015 Saint Louis graduate, and current Bruin Fred Ulu-Perry along the UCLA offensive line.
“Fred tells me he loves it a lot, he says it’s impossible to be bored. He said (the coaches) are always on you, but they want you to have fun they want you to go out and just have a great time up there. That’s something I took to heart and that’s why I chose UCLA.”
Auwae is rated by scout.com as the second best center in the west region as a three-star prospect.
He is unsure if he will take his five allotted official visits to any school other than UCLA.
The Hurricanes will face off with Kahuku tonight at 7:30 at Kapolei.