Linebacker/running back Princeton Fuimaono (6-1, 190, 4.6) from Long Beach (Calif.) Jordan probably projects as an outside linebacker or safety on the D-I level depending upon the defensive scheme of the college he ends up attending.
The word is just getting out on the abilities of Fuimaono, but Arizona, Oregon, Washington, San Diego State and Hawai'i are already showing recruiting interest and are ahead of the curve.
Fuimaono earned first-team all-league, first-team Long Beach Telegram Dream Team and was his high school team's Defensive Player of the Year after accounting for 94 tackles, 56 of which were solo, three sacks, one fumble recovery and one interception.
Jordan head coach Scott Meyer has the answer why he thinks Fuimaono is definitely a D-I football player.
"Princeton is a good football player," Meyer said. "He's instinctive, tough, and athletic. Like all good football players, he makes a lot of plays."
"When we lost (UCLA bound linebacker) Taniela Maka last year for three games due to injury, it was Princeton who stepped up and picked up the slack," Meyer said. "He became the leader of our defense."
"Princeton is the complete defensive player and can do it all," Meyer said. "He can blitz, run and cover."
"Over the last year, Princeton as dedicated himself to the weight room and he has the frame to get a lot bigger."
In the weight room, Fuimaono currently benches 285, squats 350 and power cleans 240.
Fuimaono will be at the NIKE Camp at USC this weekend and has been invited to camp with Arizona and Oregon, but it is undetermined at this time if he will attend any other camps.