One of the best parts about early national signing day are the entertaining, funny, outrageous announcements. There's hype videos and nationally televised announcements with packed gymnasiums.
Offensive tackle Faaope Laloulu wins best announcement of the future Oregon Ducks who put pen to paper on Wednesday.
Laloulu is the largest commit of Oregon’s 2020 class (listed at 6-foot-7, 390 pounds) and his frame allowed for an impressive stack of Hawaiian leis.
The lei, an important part of Hawaiian culture, signifies arrival and is a common symbol of love, friendship, celebration and honor. Laloulu’s mound of leis came up past his chin, which must mean the athlete is very loved.
Oregon coach Mario Cristobal singled Laloulu out as a player he is very excited for, he also added that his measurements may have been understated.
He’s the first human being that has made Joe Salave’a look small. It looked like Joe was his mini-me. He’s a humongous human being.
Cristobal added he will need to condition to be able to sustain high-level of play for extended plays but that his upside is tremendous. Coach Mirabal Facetime’d Cristobal from Laloulu’s home visit in Hawaii.
The feast that they had out for him was epic. They’re really happy to join this family. We can’t wait to have him here.
It’s official Fam🖊🦆 pic.twitter.com/yBu1o5Ud7a— Faaope Laloulu (@notoriousope) December 18, 2019