Oklahoma State is looking to add more immediate help to the defensive line for 2019, and after striking out with JUCO edge rusher LaRon Stokes Jr. over the weekend, they’ve found their next target.
On Monday, the Cowboy coaching staff extended an offer to JUCO defensive end Soni Fonua.
Fonua is a 6-foot-4, 264-lb edge rusher who just wrapped up his sophomore season at Mesa Community College in Salt Lake City, Utah. He ended the year with 63 tackles including 27 solo, four sacks, and one interception. Gridiron RR has Fonua as the ninth best JUCO DE/OLB in the class.
He’s another fast rising prospect, with offers from OSU and Liberty coming on Monday, and his offer from Kansas coming earlier this month. Other schools to offer include Arizona, UCF, and Hawaii. It’s looking like Fonua likely won’t be making a decision until after the early signing period as he has official visits to Nebraska, Hawaii, UCF, and Kansas scheduled after the new year.
With the Cowboys losing both starting defensive ends, they’ve made bringing in some experience on the edge a priority with the 2019 class. The Cowboys currently have three DEs committed for 2019, but all three would be incoming freshmen.