Kaveinga lands offer No. 1

One of the top linebacker prospects in the West next year will be Lawndale (Calif.) Leuzinger standout Uona Kaveinga. Kaveinga just picked up his first scholarship and we’re confident it won’t be his last.
Kaveinga, 6-1, 235 pounds had a big junior season totaling 115 tackles and 10 sacks to earn all-area and 2nd team all-state underclass honors. Leuzinger coach Deon Tolliver can hardly contain himself when talking about his standout ‘backer.
“He’s everything you want in a football player,” Tolliver said. “He’s the hardest worker on the team and our team captain. He has an incredible motor on the field and never stops coming after you.
“He’s like a heat seeking missile on the field and just kills everything in sight. He’s a huge hitter and plays with such passion, everyone else just feeds off him.”
On the recruiting front, Kaveinga is hearing from several schools all over the region and picked up his first offer out of the MWC.
“Utah just offered,” Tolliver said. “BYU is close to offering too. They said they just want to talk to the Bishop at his church since he’s Mormon and the Bishop is actually his dad so I don’t think there will be any worries there.
“He’s also hearing from some Pac 10 schools, namely USC, UCLA and Oregon. He was at USC’s Junior Day and really liked it a lot there. He also likes UCLA a lot, that might even be his top school right now.
“He told me a few weeks ago that the first school to offer him was going to be the team to beat so I know he likes Utah but I think once some of these Pac 10 schools start to offer, it’s going to be hard for him to not go to one of them. He’s always been a big Pac 10 guy so we’ll just see what happens.”