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Monday, January 10, 2011

Togasii Peko to Navy

Published Monday, Jan. 10, 2011 | 11:42 a.m.
Updated Monday, Jan. 10, 2011 | 3:29 p.m.
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Bishop Gorman High defensive back Togasii Peko (middle) poses for a picture with Navy football coach Ken Niumatalolo (left) and his dad, Tony Peko, during a recruiting trip this weekend. Togasii Peko committed to the Academy at the end of his trip.
It didn’t take long for Bishop Gorman High defensive back Togasii Peko to realize the Naval Academy was the place he wanted to play college football.
During a recruiting trip last weekend, the 5-foot-11, 175-pound senior immediately fell in love with everything the Academy had to offer. He committed to Navy at the end of the trip.
“When you step one foot on that college, you know that is where you want to go,” he said.
Peko was arguably the state champion Gaels most improved player this fall, going from a reserve role last year to an All-Southwest Division selection and one of the vaunted defense’s top player.
Gorman recorded eight shutouts this fall and only surrendered 80 points in 15 games.
Peko will be the third Gorman player on Navy’s roster, joining offensive lineman Sam Womack (2009) and linebacker Evan Palelei (2010).

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