Fisiiahi to visit USC

Fitou Fisiiahi of Kaiser plans to "keep options open" and visit USC next week. (Paul Honda / Star-Advertiser)
Fitou Fisiiahi of Kaiser plans to “keep options open” and visit USC next week. (Paul Honda / Star-Advertiser)

Fitou Fisiiahi would look great in green and white.

He’d be the first to agree. But for now, the Kaiser linebacker/running back/punter is keeping all doors open. A Scout.com report that listed the 6-foot, 235-pound senior as a verbal commit to Hawaii, is off center.

“I’d like to keep my options open,” he told me on Tuesday afternoon.


As he told the Star-Advertiser on Aug. 2, he has a handful of offers and no concrete decision. In fact, Fisiiahi told us on Tuesday that he will visit USC on the weekend of Sept. 7.

The Cougars are scheduled to play at Waialua on Friday, Sept. 6.

That’s a swift kick in the loins to Rainbow Warrior fans, but if the Scout.com list is accurate, the pain should cease soon enough. Six of the top eight players on that list are committed to UH.


Still, the usual trend is that any player who is committed this early — late August — will still get phone calls, texts, snail mail and whatever it takes to up the ante. In fact, some players will get more attention and pressure from recruiters after committing.

For Fisiiahi, the offers from Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon State, Utah and Washington State are still on the menu. He’s also recovering from left calf strain suffered on Aug. 9 against Campbell.


“I’m rehabbing it every day,” he said.

USC plays at Hawaii on Thursday at Aloha Stadium. Kaiser’s next game is on Friday at Radford in a rematch of last year’s OIA White semifinal game.

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