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First is best for Seattle area LB Uluilakepa

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Being first to the table helped Montana State ensure Danny Uluilakepa made the Bobcats his final choice.

MSU linebackers coach Bobby Daly and head coach Jeff Choate first started recruiting the 6-foot-1, 210-pound inside linebacker during the spring of Uluilakepa junior year. By March, the Bobcats extended the all-state talent from Puyallup, Washington his first scholarship offer.

As a senior, Uluilakepa lit up Western Washington, sprinting and hitting his way to a state-leading 174 total tackles and averaging 14 tackles per game. He earned 4A South Puget Sound League defensive MVP honors and a slew of scholarship offers from around the country.

Utah State and Air Force of the Mountain West offered the athletic, productive inside linebacker. So did Big Sky Conference members Montana, Idaho and UC Davis. Even elite academic institutions like Columbia of the Ivy League and Georgetown on the other side of the country recruited Uluilakepa.

Being first to the table helped Montana State ensure Danny Uluilakepa made the Bobcats his final choice.

MSU linebackers coach Bobby Daly and head coach Jeff Choate first started recruiting the 6-foot-1, 210-pound inside linebacker during the spring of Uluilakepa junior year. By March, the Bobcats extended the all-state talent from Puyallup, Washington his first scholarship offer.

As a senior, Uluilakepa lit up Western Washington, sprinting and hitting his way to a state-leading 174 total tackles and averaging 14 tackles per game. He earned 4A South Puget Sound League defensive MVP honors and a slew of scholarship offers from around the country.

Utah State and Air Force of the Mountain West offered the athletic, productive inside linebacker. So did Big Sky Conference members Montana, Idaho and UC Davis. Even elite academic institutions like Columbia of the Ivy League and Georgetown on the other side of the country recruited Uluilakepa.

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Photos by Brooks Nuanez or courtesy of Uluilakepa family. All Rights Reserved.

About Colter Nuanez

Colter Nuanez is the co-founder and senior writer for Skyline Sports. After spending six years in the newspaper industry with stops at the Missoulian, the Ellensburg Daily Record and the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, the former Washington Newspaper Association Sportswriter of the Year and University of Montana Journalism School graduate ('09) has cultivated a deep passion for sports journalism during his 13-year career covering the Big Sky Conference. In August of 2014, Colter and brother Brooks merged their passions of writing and art to found Skyline Sports.

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