Salt Lake City (Utah) Cottonwood running back Stanley Havili is one of the top all-purpose backs, not just in the West region, but nationally as well. The athlete has taken three of his visits and will be taking trip No. 4 this coming weekend.
Havili, 6-0, 210 pounds has size, speed and power and could be used in a variety of ways in college. He has the size and strength to play fullback but the speed and natural running ability to be a team's primary back in a one-back set.
On the recruiting front, Havili has already taken trips to Iowa, Arizona State and USC and will visit BYU this up coming weekend.
"BYU is this weekend and if I take a 5th trip, it will be to either Cal or Oregon," Havili said. "At this point, I'm leaning to the Pac 10 schools and really liked my trips to USC and ASU. Iowa is still up there but it's kind of far away and was pretty cold on my visit. Those are my top three schools though and I enjoyed all my visits a lot.
"I'm not afraid of leaving the area though and playing close to home isn't really a factor for me. I'm looking for a school that really features the running backs and that's why I like USC, Cal and Oregon, they do a nice job of that. I'm also looking for a school where I'll be comfortable with the coaches, where I can fit in with the players and I want to play for a team with a winning program and tradition."
Havili is LDS but said he's unsure if he'll go on a Mormon mission.