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Compton behemoth is a force

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The Compton, Calif., high school football program was long dormant until coach Calvin Bryant took the reins a few years ago. Once the tough Moore League's doormat now Compton is one of the better teams in the league.
One of the reasons is Compton's ability to keep their better players at the school like offensive lineman/defensive lineman Fuifatu Laumea (6-1, 320, 5.2).
"As a four-year starter," Bryant said. "Fuifatu will be one of the most physical and dominating lineman in the Moore League this upcoming season.
"Fuifatu possesses good size, strength and is very aggressive," Bryant said. "He plays both ways for us and has been one of the main catalysts for our recent resurgence and success.
"Fuifatu is a definite division I player," Bryant said. "I think he will project as either a nose tackle or offensive guard.
"We are putting Fuifatu through a tough off-season," Bryant said. "We are working on him to lose some weight. We think that will help his quickness and his overall lateral movement.
"On the football field he is definitely hard to handle on both sides of the ball," Bryant said. "Some coaches thought he was a senior two years ago when he was a sophomore.
"Fuifatu comes from an athletic family," Bryant said. "His father used to play rugby.
Laumea was a first-team all-league selection as an offensive lineman as a junior.
In the weight room Laumea currently benches 340, squats 510 and his power clean is 240.
On the recruiting trail, Laumea has received letters from BYU, Alabama, Purdue, Arizona, Oregon State, Washington State and Virginia.
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