Bellflower (California) St. John Bosco, offensive lineman Old Na’a made his official visit to Arizona over the weekend and didn’t spend too much time announcing the Sun Devils.

We talked to Naa on Sunday and it definitely seemed like it was more a matter of when rather than if he would pull the trigger. The talented linesman did it this morning.

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“I really felt at home there,” Naa said. “I really like coach Dillingham and the culture he brings to Tempe. It’s not just Coach Dillingham, it’s everything, I really like the people there, they are wonderful and everyone was very open with me.

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“I already had a good relationship with Coach Tuitele (OL Coach) when he was at Fresno State and I am thrilled to play for him. He’s a great guy and I’m very excited about this opportunity.”

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Na’a said the best part of his visit was getting to know the rest of the staff.

“Like I said, the visit was great for me and my family and the staff treated us very well,” said Naa.

“Coach Dillingham is a fun guy with lots of energy. He is the kind of coach that I want to be around with the rest of the guys and I will have fun participating in this program in the future.”

The State of Arizona contacted Na’a just over a week ago. Saga Tuitele visited Naa at home, and he quickly arranged an official visit for the past weekend.

“Things worked out during the visit,” Naa said. “The players on the team treated me very well, I liked the Tempe area, I like the staff and I can trust them.

“I want to go where I can develop and they talked a lot about it. All of the coaches are very excited about the direction the program is taking and feel that ASU is a special place that can do great things. There is a great support system. a place for me to grow on and off the field, so I love everything around that is right for me.”

Naa made an official visit to San Jose State back in June and had a trip to Weber State scheduled for the following weekend, which he will not take again. Fresno State, Hawaii, Louisville, Nevada, and Utah were a few other schools that also offered their services.

Na’a was one of the best idle linemen in the West and a really good late pickup for the Sun Devils. He played for the Braves and was arguably their best lineman on a team that ended the year and was ranked #1 in the nation.

He’ll move in and play guard in college, but he’s got these grippy legs along with advanced technology. He’s a strong guy with a high level of rivalry and just enough viciousness that you need to excel in the trenches.