When you're hot, you're hot.
Linebacker Uona Kaveinga of Los Angeles Leuzinger is quickly emerging at one of the top defenders in Southern California. After picking up a scholarship offer on Thursday from Utah, it was quickly followed up with an offer from BYU on Friday.
That then turned into another offer from Arizona on Monday, according to Leuzinger coach Deon Tolliver.
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Kaveinga said he's excited about all the recent attention.
"It proves all of the hard work I've done has been paying off," said Kaveinga, who measured in at 6-foot and 228 pounds at the recent Rivals.com Junior Day in Anaheim, Calif.
"I have a big Pac 10 offer now on my list, but I'm hoping for even more here over the next few weeks."
Tolliver mentioned that he believes UCLA and Cal might not be too far away from offering. With a 2.9 grade point average and a 1240 already on the SAT, he's already fully qualified. Combine that with 111 tackles, nine sacks and the fact that he was named the Bay League defensive player of the year as a junior, then it makes sense that he's become such a hot target.
"I like Ernie Sims style," Kaveinga said.
"He's not the biggest linebacker like me. He likes playing. He likes hitting hard. He's like 5-11 and 225, but he plays with the big boys. I just like how he plays. He plays real physical, and that's how I play. He's definitely the guy that I look up to."