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California star defensive end tallies six offers

Long Beach (Calif.) Poly's Junior Lemau'u is one of the most sought after defensive ends on the West Coast.
He already has offers in hand from Oregon, USC, Kansas, Colorado, Arizona and Washington State. However the 6-foot-5, 240-pounder said he doesn't even have a top five of favorites yet.
That would stand to reason as he continues to receive increased interest by the day from schools all across the country and it is still early in the recruiting process.
"I really don't have a set top five," Lemau'u said. "There's a lot of schools that I like, but I want to see them first hand to see what they're like. I plan to take all five of my recruiting trips before I decide anything."
Some of the new schools who have been showing increased are Oregon State, California and Miami. "I like the West Coast schools. I don't want to go real far, but I haven't made up my mind yet."
Asked who was recruiting him the hardest he said, "Probably USC, Colorado and Kansas. I get mail every day from them."
Lemau'u was asked to comment on some of the schools who have contacted him.
USC - "I pretty much know SC. I'm up there every other week. I know the players, the coaching staff, the campus. I like what I've seen, but I'm going to take all of my visits to compare."
Oregon - "I like their program. I like the way they play defense. They're definitely in my top five."
Cal - "I've talked to the new head coach at Cal. I was there this past Sunday on an unofficial visit. I met with the whole staff. I like that school and campus. There's rebuilding to be done there, but they have it planned out well."
Colorado - "I don't know much about them yet. I need to learn more. It's not too far for me. I can't say for sure until I take my trip there."
Kansas - "They were one of the first to offer me, but I don't know too much about them yet. I'll have to find out more about them too."
Miami - "They are my dream visit. I like hard core defense. I want to play smash mouth football. I want to get out there and see how it is. I've been watching Hurricane football as much as SC football."
Lemau'u plans to attend camps at USC and Cal (one day on June 8th) this summer.
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