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Toailoa turns focus to season

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Lokeni Toailoa and his team started fall practice this week and so he said his complete focus turns to the season and away from recruiting.
It has been a busy off-season for the 2016 four-star linebacker from Rialto (Calif.) Wilmer Carter anyway so taking a step back might be necessary to see exactly where he stands.
A few schools were considered favorites early on but Toailoa said he's not naming names any longer and is not worrying about the recruiting process at this point.
"It's been pretty quiet for me," Toailoa said. "I've pretty much just had the same contact with the same coaches.
"I plan on taking a step back from recruiting right now and worrying about my season and worrying about my team. I want to win games and do what I have to do. I plan on taking the recruiting even slower than I did before for the time being."
So far, Toailoa has been offered by Arizona State, Boise State, Cal, Colorado, Louisville, New Mexico State, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oregon State, Rutgers, San Diego State, UCLA, USC, Washington and Washington State.
The top-rated inside linebacker in the 2016 class, Toailoa said he plans on seeing some local games this season but has no plans of any other trips.
"I don't have any favorites," Toailoa said. "I don't have any top schools but I plan to be at some UCLA and USC games since they're both in my backyard.
"I'm still keeping it open. Once the season ends that's when I plan on narrowing it down and getting more serious with recruiting. I plan on taking a little step away from it and worrying about my team."
Toailoa is rated as the No. 34 prospect in the 2016 class by Rivals.com.
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