Tight end/outside linebacker Vic So’oto (6-4, 215, 4.6) from Carlsbad, Calif., has been working hard showcasing his talents at a variety of camps this spring. Hot on the heels of an outstanding performance at the NIKE Camp held in San Diego, he once again shined at the adidas camp held at UCLA.
So’oto has recently received offers from Arizona, UTEP and Brigham Young. He is also getting heavy attention from UCLA, USC, Washington, Washington State, Oregon State, San Diego State and Colorado.
So’oto was selected all-league as a junior after catching 17 passes for 350 yards and three touchdowns from his tight end spot. As a linebacker, So’oto racked up 80 tackles and had one fumble recovery.
San Diego State wants So’oto as a linebacker while UCLA and USC are recruiting him as an athlete meaning a player who will get looks at both linebacker and tight end.
“(USC head coach) Pete Carroll is coming by the school on May 18th or May 19th,” So’oto’s father Vic So’oto, Sr., said. “UCLA will be by the school on May 24th.”
“BYU is coming by the school sometime this week,” So’oto Sr., said. “Oregon State has really picked up their recruitment of late.”
So’oto is a very motivated and hard working young man. He has already attended USC’s skill camp and he was so impressive that Carroll made a point of it to call So’oto on May 1st.
So’oto will participate at UCLA’s skills camp on June 6th.
“The Washington Huskies called Monday evening to express their interest in Vic,” So’oto, Sr., said. “The Huskies like him as a tight end.”
His bench is 285, and he benched 185 pounds, 23 times at the adidas camp. He has also recorded a 28-inch vertical at the NIKE Camp held in San Diego last April.