A trio of players from Compton J.C (Calif.) just dropped by the office at Student Sports including talented defensive tackle Ola Dagunduro. Dagunduro, 6-2, 294 pounds dropped off his film, which was very impressive, and is hoping to get an offer from a local school he’ll be visiting tomorrow.
Dagunduro is a player we remember from his days at Inglewood three years ago. As a senior, he played along side Arizona’s Keith Jackson and USC’s Lawrence Jackson. Dagunduro led the league in sacks with 21 his senior year but enrolled at Compton when his college options were limited.
A year ago, Dagunduro played at 330 pounds but has slimmed down quite a bit this year and is now a solid 294 pounds. This past season, the lineman recorded 72 tackles, 30 for loss and had four quarterback sacks. He has a nice burst off the ball, is very strong but what we really liked what his lateral mobility. He’s not a big, stiff lineman that can’t move, Dagunduro has loose hips and can change direction very well for a big man.
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Dagunduro has already taken official visits to San Diego State, Marshall and La. Lafayette and will take an unofficial visit to UCLA tomorrow.
“I went up there last week to drop off my transcripts and will be back tomorrow to bring my game films,” Dagunduro said. “I’m meeting with Don Johnson, their DL coach and would love to get an offer from UCLA. Nebraska just offered me verbally and they want to trip me in. Of all my visits, Marshall was probably my favorite but if UCLA offers, that’s probably where I’ll end up because it’s close to home, they need defensive tackles and I just like the school.”
Dagunduro will graduate early and will be able to enroll in time for Spring ball at the school he chooses. He’ll have three years to play two and said he’s solid academically and was a full qualifier coming out of high school so grades shouldn’t be an issue for him.