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Toailoa talks USC spring game

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Lokeni Toailoa took another trip to USC this past weekend and got his first chance to see the new USC coaching staff in game situations.
The 2016 stud linebacker from Rialto (Calif.) Wilmer Carter was one of many prospects at the USC spring game, he got a chance to talk with the coaches again and things look good with the Trojans.
UCA is also high in his recruitment but Toailoa said some SEC programs are now getting involved so his mindset could be changing a little bit.
"I went to the spring game," Toailoa said.
"It was a pretty live atmosphere. It was good to see the guys competing. The competition level was really high. The whole day was pretty impressive and it was really nice. The recruits were having a really good time."
The 6-foot, 213-pound linebacker who looked good at the RCS Southern California and many other events this offseason has developed a strong relationship with the USC and UCLA coaching staffs.
Saturday was his chance to chat with coach Steve Sarkisian and position coach Peter Sirmon a little bit more in person.
"They have the right ideas," Toailoa said. "They have the right goals of how to take SC to the top. I've been talking to coach Sirmon and coach Sarkisian and I like those guys.
"I talk to coach Sirmon every week. I give him a phone call every week. I talked to just about everyone (Saturday) pretty much."
So far, the Wilmer Carter standout has been offered by Arizona State, Cal, Colorado, UCLA, USC, Washington and Washington State. Some big-time teams are getting more interested as well.
"I'm getting a lot more schools showing interest like Auburn and Texas A&M, they're supposed to come see me during spring ball, so that changes up my whole thinking on the recruiting process," Toailoa said. "That could be big."
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