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Important visit for Kaleopaa

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Koa Kaleopaa is taking a visit to Nevada this weekend and the La Mirada, Calif., three-star prospect is taking it seriously.
Nevada wants the 6-foot-3, 250-pound recruit to play linebacker and that definitely appeals to Kaleopaa, who said Cal wants him at defensive tackle and he's not too sure about it.
"It will probably be like my second option if not my first," Kaleopaa said of Nevada. "They want me as a linebacker and it's right here on the West Coast so that's an option."
Because of numerous coaching changes, Kaleopaa said he's not sure where he stands with some schools that have been recruiting him for a long time.
Cal and Nevada are the two favorites but if the Golden Bears like him at defensive tackle, Kaleopaa said he's not sure that's the best position for him. Before he makes any decisions, though, he'll research it more.
"I've been talking to coach (Andy) Buh, he came over from Wisconsin, but they want me to play defensive tackle," Kaleopaa said. "They want me to stay the size I am and play defensive tackle. I don't know about that right now."
Arkansas, Colorado and Ole Miss have also been involved with Kaleopaa, rated as the No. 63 outside linebacker in the 2013 class by Rivals.com, but he's had limited communication with the new staffs at Arkansas and Colorado and hasn't talked much with Ole Miss, either.
"It's mainly Nevada and Berkeley still," Kaleopaa said.
"I'm not sure where I stand with Arkansas, Colorado and Ole Miss. Arkansas and Colorado have new staffs so I have to hit them up and see where I stand with them, see if the new staffs still wants me. I'm not sure who my recruiting coach is, who stayed and who left."
That means his visit to Nevada this weekend brings on even more importance.
"I'm looking forward to taking a trip out there this weekend," Kaleopaa said.
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