- Mitch Sherman, ESPN Staff Writer
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Former Stanford commit Isaac Savaiinaea (Honolulu/Punahou School), down to Texas A&M and UCLA, will likely wait until signing day to reveal his decision, the linebacker said today after his arrival here for Under Armour All-America Game.
The Aggies’ initial season in the Southeastern Conference impressed Savaiinaea.
“They went to the No. 1 team’s place and beat them,” he said. “You see that they actually do have a shot at a national championship. That’s appealing to me.”
UCLA linebackers coach Jeff Ulbrich connected with Savaiinaea.
“He’s the main reason I’m attracted to them,” Savaiinaea said.
Both schools experienced a revitalization with a first-year coaching staff this season. It's not a coincidence they made his final list, Savaiinaea said.
"I want to go somewhere that’s on the rise,” he said. “This decision is for my next four years. It makes my future.”