Fresno State has signed offensive lineman Netane Muti from Leilehua High in Wahiawa, Hawaii, a key piece for the Bulldogs as they continue to rebuild the depth and balance between classes in the position group.
Muti (6-foot-4, 275 pounds) is expected to report this weekend with a majority of the 2016 recruiting class and enroll in the first summer school session, according to program sources.
Muti was a two-way lineman in high school, playing both left tackle and left guard on offense and nose guard and end on defense.
The Bulldogs filled holes on the offensive line during the junior college signing period in December, adding four-for-three left tackle Christian Cronk from Riverside City College, junior guard Shane Gama from Southwestern College and junior tackle Ryan Popolizio from San Mateo College.
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Cronk (6-5, 290) was working with the No. 1 offense at the end of spring practices and Gama (6-4, 300) and Popolizio (6-6, 310) were taking reps with the twos.
Fresno State added freshman Quireo Woodley (6-2, 282) from Murrieta Valley High on national letter of intent signing day and now Muti, who had signed with Hawaii but later was granted a release. The numbers in the position group still are down slightly – the Bulldogs have 13 scholarship linemen, two to four fewer than most FBS programs.