There is no questions that two-way standout Isaac Luatua (6-2, 299, 4.9) from La Mirada, Calif., is one of the fastest rising prospects on the west coast if not the nation. He had 11 offers and now he has 12 and his most recent one is from one of the most prestigious programs in the nation and is his third from SEC.
The 2009 national champions, the Alabama Crimson Tide have come to the table with an offer. Luatua comments on his latest offer.
"I talked to Coach Nick Saban last week, he's a great competitor and, coaches with toughness," Luatua said. "I love how Coach Saban challenges his players on and off the field.
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"I want to play for a coach that is in my face, has coached the best," Luatua said. "Coach Saban is that type of guy.
"The Alabama tradition speaks for itself and it's a great academic school," Luatua said. "Alabama has simple goals and that is to push you like you have never been pushed before, do the right things on and off the field and win National Championships.
"That's my goal, to win Championships and graduate from College," Luatua said. "This is an exciting time for me and my family, but, I know that I need to challenge myself each and every day, every morning I wake up with a goal, to attack the day with everything I have."
In an earlier interview with La Mirada head coach Mike Moschetti, he said the following about his versatile behemoth.
"Isaac plays guard for us, but could end up playing center on offense," Moschetti said. "On defense, he plays inside at defensive tackle.
"Some schools like him on defense and some like him on offense," Moschetti said. "I think if you watch him offensively, he just destroys people. I really don't know what side of the ball he will end up on the collegiate level."
Luatua was first-team all-league and first-team all-CIF his junior season as a defensive lineman. He also made the Long Beach Telegram's prestigious Dream Team as an offensive lineman. Luatua racked up 51 tackles, one pass deflect and one fumble recovery.