David Moala has a few offers and he's excited about them but the Gardena (Calif.) Serra defensive tackle is a huge Miami fan and now that the Hurricanes are showing more interest in him he couldn't be more excited.
Moala, a 6-foot-2, 285-pound defensive tackle, said the Miami coaching staff has talked with him, that they're "50-50" on offering him right now and that he's taking a visit to see the Hurricanes with teammates George Farmer and Marqise Lee in December.
If an offer came from Miami, Moala said he would "most definitely" commit. He's so enthralled by the school that after big plays last weekend in a win over West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade he would throw up "The U" sign to the Serra sidelines.
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"They still have a great defensive line coach and I look up to Warren Sapp on the d-line," Moala said. "He was a big-time player. I know if I go there I'll have a better opportunity to go to the league and have a great experience. It would be a pleasure to play there.
"The only thing they said for me was that I have to play every play hard, that I'm taking some off. They said my pass rushing and my hands are great. It's an honor to be recruited by them. They had Ray Lewis and Clinton Portis and all those guys. They're great."
Moala has seen his recruitment pick up in recent months with offers coming in from Colorado State, San Diego State and San Jose State.
He said Idaho is also close to offering and that Michigan State and New Mexico State have also shown interest.
But until he visits Miami in December with Farmer and Lee - who have already been offered by the Hurricanes - Moala plans to take his recruitment slowly and wait things out especially since Serra is still undefeated and could make a run in the playoffs.
"I have to wait until after the season to sit down with my family to see where I want to go," said Moala, who hasn't taken any visits yet. "It's OK for me to wait. I just have to see what happens from here on out."