(Willie Eteaki 6-2 325 OL/DL) Skyview
A surprise popped up at the Vancouver Barton Combine last month when we met up with Skyview (Vancouver, Wa.) DT William Eteaki, a 6’2", 325-pound monster who will be a junior this fall and played as a sophomore in Oregon (Southridge) last season.
"My mom got a job up here in Vancouver and I decided to come to Skyview because of the coaches and the program they have here," Eteaki told Northwest Elite Index. "I love it up here. It’s been a great move for me and for my family. I feel like the coaching I am getting is top notch and they played for a state championship last year and they have a lot of guys back, so it should be a chance for us to have a great season."
When you watch the way Eteaki moves, he looks like he could easily play as a three-techniuqe in a 4-3 scheme, but he’ll end up playing the nose in Skyview’s defense, controlling the two inside gaps while commanding double-teams, allowing his teammates to run free and make plays.
"I know I won’t get a lot of stats, but those never mattered to me that much," Eteaki said. "As long as I do my job to the best of my abilities, it will help our defense and we can win. However I can help my team the most, that’s what I’m going to do."
On the recruiting front, Eteaki, who is LDS, has just started to see schools take notice as he’s only entering his junior year this fall.
"BYU has been talking to me for a while and Oregon of course, they are talking to me a lot too," Eteaki said. "I’m not really focused on that right now since it’s so far away, but I’m sure if I have a good season this fall, I’ll see some schools come in and look at me. At least, I hope that’s the case."
Besides his team camp this summer, Eteaki told NEI that he plans to take in the All-Poly camp this weekend and will be at the BYU camp as well. He may also try to attend the NEI Elite Showcase event at the end of June as well.
Stay tuned to NEI as we continue to track Eteaki’s progress this summer and we will have updates on his progress this fall as he shows fans what he can do on the gridiron.