The tight end position could be a strength out West next season and one player we think is a sure fire Div I prospect at the position is Carlsbad's (Calif.) Vic So'oto.
So'oto, 6-4, 220 pounds will be a three year starter for the Lancers on both sides of the ball. Head coach Bob McAlister told us two years ago when the athlete was just a sophomore that So'oto would likely be the best player he has ever coached.
As a junior, So'oto caught 18 balls for almost 400 yards and two touchdowns to earn first team all-league and second team all-CIF honors. He has very good size, hands and athleticism and is built like a prototype tight end prospect. He starts at linebacker for the Lancers but is being recruited strictly for tight end which is also his position of choice.
On the recruiting front, So'oto is hearing from most of the Pac 10 as well as BYU, Florida State and Colorado.
"UCLA is my top school followed by USC, Florida State, Miami and BYU," So'oto said. "Junior Seau is a cousin of mine and I grew up a USC fan but UCLA is recruiting me harder right now. Florida State, Miami and BYU are the others in my top five. I'm planning to go to the Nike camp in San Diego and will also camp with BYU this summer. I'm looking for a school with a good blend of academics and football and have no plans to commit early anywhere."