Athlete prospect John Timu (6-1, 195, 4.5) from Long Beach (Calif.) Jordan has three offers on the table and plenty of other schools looking at him. Before the spring evaluation period is over there is a good chance that he will have a few more. He has the potential to play multiple positions on the next level.
Timu has started on both sides of the football since his sophomore year. He started the season playing wide receiver and safety, but halfway through the season Timu switched to quarterback.
"John is such a great athlete we thought he would make plays at quarterback," Jordan coach Scott Meyer said. "He's a real good runner. He's fast, quick and fearless."
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"John also makes plays from his safety position," Meyer said. "Against Lakewood, John had two picks. One that he ran 45 yards for a touchdown and the second one he ran back 55 yards, but a good play by another good player, Kevin Anderson, who had the angle and caught him at the two."
To give you an indication how good Timu is, he was selected the Moore League's Most Valuable Player. This is a league that sent 12 prospects to the D-I level. There would have been more if not for grade casualties.
Timu also earned first-team all-area and first-team Long Beach Telegram Dream Team.
On the offensive side of the ball, Timu passed for 1,395 yards and 15 touchdown passes. He also rushed for 642 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns.
From his safety position, he accounted for 27 tackles, three fumble recoveries and two interceptions.
On the recruiting trail, Timu has offers from Oregon, Washington, and Hawai'i. He is getting recruiting attention from Arizona, Cal, Colorado, Iowa State, Nebraska, Michigan, Florida and San Diego State.
"John is pretty wide open," Meyer said. "Early on he liked Oregon, but he learned a lot from (UCLA bound) Taniela Maka, so he is pretty open."
Meyer has a pretty good idea why his athlete is so well thought of by D-I schools.
"John has it all," Meyer said. "He has tremendous athletic ability, competitiveness and he's really smart."