Even late in the recruiting process D-I schools are trying to uncover sleeper talent to help their programs down the line. One player who is getting late attention and even a late offer is athlete prospect Fonomanu Sekona (6-4, 250, 4.8) from Lawndale (Calif.) Leuzinger.
Sekona played quarterback and linebacker for Leuzinger but projects as a tight end, linebacker or defensive linemen on the D-I level.
Arizona State, San Jose State and Idaho are all showing a lot of interest in Sekona.
"Fono is a freakish athlete," Leuzinger assistant coach Ralph Oliver said. "The Arizona State coaches found out about him because they were evaluating Adam Tello of Norco and Fono kept popping out to them. ASU likes him as a tight end.
"Idaho has offered Fono a scholarship and he will trip there on February 2nd," Oliver said. "He could end up playing defensive end, defensive tackle or linebacker for Idaho."
"San Jose State is also looking at Fono at multiple positions."
"Fono would have been a much bigger recruit if he was already qualified," Oliver said. "He's taking his test this weekend so may end up being qualified pretty soon.
"Fono is taking night courses to help speed up the process of qualifying," Oliver said. "Idaho said they will wait for him until he does qualify."