One of fastest rising prospects on the west coast is defensive end/slot back/tight end Alani Fua (6-6, 215, 4.56) from Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian. He recently landed a huge offer from the Big 10 raising his scholie tally to eight.
"Alani just received an offer from Ohio State," Oaks Christian coach Bill Redell said. "He was really excited about that."
"Ohio State has him slated to play tight end," Redell said. "They like his athletic ability and though he only weighs 215, he has the frame and the genetics to carry more weight. His dad weighs over 400 pounds and his brother is Stanford defensive tackle Sione Fua who weighs 300."
Don't be surprised of Fua starts to take off on the recruiting trail.
"Alani is very coachable and does whatever we ask him to do," Redell said. "He is only at the beginning of reaching his full potential."
Fua also has offers on the table from Arizona State, Oregon State, Washington, Washington State, BYU, Hawai'i, and Utah State.
"Somebody is going to get a steal in Alani," Redell said in an earlier interview. "He's extremely athletic. We're going to run him at slot receiver, tight end and defensive end.
As a junior, Fua earned second-team all-league honors after racking up 67 tackles, 46 of which were solo, three sacks and two fumble recoveries.