Luke Kaumatule picks Stanford 

September, 4, 2011
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Luke Kaumatule (Honolulu, Hawaii/Punahou), One of the top defensive ends in the West region, committed to Stanford.

Kaumatule has had the Cardinal leading for some time and it always seemed like more of a case of when, not if, he would commit to Stanford. Kaumatule had offers from a host of programs including Arizona, BYU, Cal, Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA, Utah and Washington. His final four were the Cardinal, UCLA, Oregon and Cal, with the Bruins coming in as the runner-up.

"I actually committed last week, Kaumatule said. "I really liked everything about Stanford. Academics were the No. 1 thing for me, I said that from day one and academically, you just can't beat Stanford. Not only that, they have one of the best football programs in the nation so I'm getting the best of both worlds right now."

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