San Diego, Calif., is one of the most underrated football cities in the nation. Case in point a few years the city on the California-Mexico border had the most players, playing in the NFL.
It is hard to get honors in such a competitive environment during your junior season, but that’s just what two-way standout Fevaea’i (A’i) Ah Mu (6-1, 290, 5.1) from San Diego (Calif.) Serra did when he was selected Defensive League MVP for his 2003 performance.
That’s not all, he was also selected first-team all-state, first-team all-county and first-team all-league.
Ah Mu racked up close to 100 tackles, had 15 quarterback knockdowns, 10 sacks, five forced fumbles, three blocked passes and he even had one interception that he rambled 69 yards for a touchdown.
Though Ah Mu prefers to play defense on the next level, he will play wherever he can help the team most. That type of attitude is music to a coach’s ear.
Ah Mu has five offers on the table. He has offers in writing from Arizona and San Diego State. UCLA, Washington and Colorado have all verbally offered the talented trenchman a scholie.
At the present time the five schools that have offered are in a dead heat for his services and all have favored status with Ah Mu.
Ah Mu didn’t rest on his laurels this off-season. He camped at UCLA’s one-day camp, USC’s two-day camp and the San Diego State’s linemen camp.
“The first camp that I went to was UCLA and I learned a couple of new defensive techniques,” Ah Mu said. “The other camps pretty much taught me the same things, but in different ways.”
“I plan to take all five of my visits,” Ah Mu said. “But if I take a visit and like the school and they have offered, I will take it.”
Ah Mu is rated by Rivals.com as the number 21 defensive tackle prospect for the class of 2005. He is also a member of the Rival.com Preseason California Top 100 as the number 24 prospect at any position from the Golden State.