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OL Enokk Vimahi (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by Smudger, Jan 4, 2019.

  1. Lurker11

    Lurker11 Greyshirted

  2. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    Welcome to the Buckeye Family, Enokk!

    First from the 50th state since Hayn, right?
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  3. sparcboxbuck

    sparcboxbuck What happened to my ¤cash?

    That's what he said on the twitters today. Hayn was pleased.
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  4. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    I believe HAYN was a walk-on. Vimahi is the first signed true "recruit" from the 808.
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  5. sparcboxbuck

    sparcboxbuck What happened to my ¤cash?

    Yes, exactly. Per Hyan, walk-on for 2 years and then went on scholarship for last two.
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  6. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

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  7. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  8. RB07OSU

    RB07OSU #7 aka Vick the human joystick Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Well if that turns out to be the case, then this is...


    But really, what a bizarre but welcome surprise at the final hour. How often is it that you offer a kid from Hawaii this late in the game in their senior year and they choose us over USC and Oklahoma? I concurred with the "So you're saying there's a chance?" GIF at the beginning of the thread, yet somehow Day pulled this off. Crucial get at a position of desperate need. Someone get a Ryan Day GIF in here!
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  9. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Kahuku’s Enokk Vimahi hopes to set trend at Ohio State


    Kahuku offensive lineman Enokk Vimahi signed to play with Ohio State on Wednesday morning at the Red Raiders’ gym.

    Prior to Wednesday, Vimahi — who had 27 offers — had his choice whittled down to the Buckeyes, Notre Dame, Oklahoma and Southern California. He is the first Hawaii recruit to choose Ohio State in recent years.

    “We have a saying here, be uncommon,” said Enokk’s father, David Vimahi, an assistant coach at Kahuku. “He could have definitely gone to other schools that may have had a Polynesian pipeline, but he told us he felt comfortable in any environment, regardless of race, color or creed. He liked the idea of academics as well as the football experience Ohio State could provide.

    “There was definitely a spiritual aspect to it. In the end, he had confirmation that Ohio State was the right place for him.”

    Enokk Vimahi said the Buckeyes coaches told him that they’re looking at him as a guard and tackle.

    “Get in there and bulk up a little bit and be able to maintain at guard and if they think I show enough athleticism, then I could become a tackle,” he said.

    “I felt like Ohio State had the whole package, both on the field performance and off the field. From an educational standpoint, they guarantee you a career. There’s a program Urban Meyer (the outgoing Ohio State coach) set up, where they give you experience in your job field with internships and building relationships, and not just in Columbus, but national and international. Some people are going overseas. Ohio State gave me the best set-up for my future.”

    In addition, Vimahi hopes he can influence others that going to a place like Ohio State is possible.

    “It may give some other players who are iffy about going East or going to the mainland in general the idea that a boy from a small school from the middle of nowhere in Hawaii can make it big. I still gotta get in there and grind and make sure we get in contention for the natty (national championship) next year.

    “I made the decision, keeping God in perspective in it and with wise counsel by my parents. I am grateful to have parents that allowed me to make the choice by myself no matter what.”

    Vimahi’s choice of Ohio State is a breakthrough for Hawaii, much the same way Manti Te’o opened the door for Hawaii players going to Notre Dame.

    “We’re thinking something similar to that,” David Vimahi said, “with Enokk as a spokesman for the islands out there at Ohio State.”

    Smiling Red Raiders head coach Sterling Carvalho talked about the player the Buckeyes are getting.

    “He’s a very humble kid,” Carvalho said. “Well-mannered, coachable, very respectful. He’s somebody that’s going to come in there, be respectful to the coaching staff and do all that is asked of him and more. They got a very good person.”
  10. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  11. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Morning Constitutional: Why Was Enokk Vimahi a Good Fit For Ohio State?


    Ohio State needed to have a strong offensive line class during the 2019 recruiting cycle, but they didn’t really get there until signing day when they landed 4-star Hawaii prospect Enokk Vimahi and 3-star Indiana prospect Dawand Jones. Those two joined 5-star center Harry Miller and 4-star tackle Ryan Jacoby.

    The addition of Vimahi — who was the No. 7 offensive guard in the class — was key, especially after losing a commitment from Doug Nester, who was the No. 6 guard in the nation.

    “Yeah, O-line was an area of concern for us,” Buckeye head coach Ryan Day said on the February 6 signing day. “We had to go out there and kind of uncover all the stones. Flying out to Hawaii, staying for three hours, getting on a redeye back to Columbus was part of that plan.”

    What did they find underneath the stone in Hawaii?

    “Enokk is a very good athlete,” Day said. “He’s a guy that we think can put on a lot of weight, get stronger. He’s super athletic. His father is one of his coaches. He from a young age has trained him to be an offensive lineman, but has done a lot of things with flexibility, body weight stuff. He’s very, very athletic, very agile. With his lower half, we think he’s got the ability to put on a lot of weight.”

    Once they get him on campus this summer, they will begin the process of building him the way they want him built. After the season, however, Vimahi will have a decision to make regarding a 2-year church mission.

    “The communication about the mission, it’s something that he and his family will decide kind of at the end of this year and go from there,” Day said. “If they decide they want to go for a two-year mission, we’ll support that. He’d go away for two years, then come back.”

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  12. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  13. starBUCKS

    starBUCKS BPCFFB League #2 League Champion 2008 & 2010

    I don't believe I ever read about his decision to delay his mission, but it looks like that's what's happening.
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  14. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    And since I doubt the training table serves poi and white rice, the 25 pounds is likely good weight. Cheeeeee!
  15. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    Or he just found a Raising Canes on campus...

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