The most pressing recent news relating to Boss Tagaloa was not exciting or lighthearted. It had little to do with Concord (Calif.) De La Salle guard's recruitment. Instead, it's all about the leg injury he suffered at the Northern California stop of the Rivals Camp Series presented by Under-Armour.
There's plenty to talk about in regards to Tagaloa's bright football future. A 2016 prospect, he holds four scholarships offers as things stand now. He discussed all of them before taking the field for the camp. Shortly thereafter, though, the injury, which seems likely to keep him out for a solid chunk of the offseason, took hold.
It's impossible to say whether or not the situation will slow Tagaloa's recruitment. That doesn't seem likely. So, for now, though, the sophomore operates under the assumption that everything remains unchanged. His four offers are from California, Ole Miss, UCLA and Washington State respectively. And other schools are getting involved.
"USC are really talking to me a lot on Facebook and stuff," Tagaloa said hours before the injury. "I've been talking to them a lot."
Tagaloa names no favorites in the process. He's letting offers arrive and evaluating them as they do. He does, however, point out that UCLA holds a spot in his heart.
"I grew up a fan of them," Tagaloa said. "It was always UCLA and Oregon for me. I have an uncle that went to Oregon, so I always liked them too."
Oregon is yet to offer Tagaloa. The recruiting interest there has been light. Meanwhile, UCLA assistant Kennedy Polamalu is handling Tagaloa's recruitment for the Bruins.
"Coach Polamalu is good," Tagaloa said. "He's about family and God. We've been talking for about a year now, so we're close."
Tagaloa says he intends to wait until next offseason to start taking visits and says the destinations he knows he'd like to hit are UCLA and Ole Miss.