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Talamaivao sees more serious interest

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Viane Talamaivao missed Corona (Calif.) Centennial's matchup against Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne last weekend because of an ankle injury but nothing can slow down his recruitment.
Things have been busy for the 6-foot-3, 300-pound four-star offensive guard as many more programs have gotten involved.
Washington State is the newest offer for Talamaivao, who already had Colorado, Ole Miss, UCLA, Utah and Washington on his list.
"I've just gotten a lot of contact with Oregon, TCU and Texas A&M reaching out this week," Talamaivao said. "I'm hearing from the Texas schools and Florida State and Notre Dame are starting to talk to me a lot, too.
"Michigan is talking a lot because they offered Cameron [Hunt] so they're coming in now. I haven't had a chance to talk with them yet but that's been good."
Talamaivao deserves a lot of credit for his accomplishments and it has certainly helped that Hunt's recruitment has taken off. The four-star remains committed to Cal but recently got offers from Michigan, Nebraska and Oregon.
"I'm so happy for that dude," Talamaivao said. "All these schools are coming out to see him and I just sneak my way in there. It's great. I'm happy for him. I have a lot of love for him.
"I feel blessed. All these schools have come out to offer me a scholarship. I'm very thankful for that. As of right now the schools coming out I love them all. I'm going to put myself out there, too."
There has been talk that UCLA is the far-and-away favorite for Talamaivao, but he said every school remains in contention. Some comments were recently taken out of context and UCLA does look good early on but Talamaivao is not cutting out any teams just yet.
"I went to the UCLA game, I wouldn't call it an upset because I figured they were going to beat USC anyway, but when they won that game a lot of interviews I did I said UCLA impressed me," Talamaivao said. "Right when I said that some people said I wanted to commit. Wanted to commit? I didn't remember saying that.
"UCLA is going to be in my top because it's close to home and everything but as far as all these schools go, every school is still in it."
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