Teofilo keeping his options open

Phoenix Moon Valley lineman Vi Teofilo began his official visit circuit nearby at Arizona State and talked to Devils Digest about that trip and the other schools he is currently considering.

"I really had a good time and was treated well by the Arizona State staff there," said the 6-3 294 Vi Teofilo. "A lot of the things I did on the visit were stuff that I've seen before but I did get to see a lot of new things too. The biggest thing I learned on the visit was the academic support that they have there. I learned about all the tutoring and help players can get here.

"We talked a lot about academics on the trip. When I make my decision that (academics) is the first thing that I'm going to look at."

Teofilo said that the ASU coaches envision him as an interior offensive lineman, but also didn't rule out playing him at defensive tackle if he did choose to don the maroon and gold.

"I played both on offense and defense in high school," Teofilo remarked. "I personally like o-line better, but sometimes I like to play defense too."

The lineman reported a 40-time of 4.9 and according to Scout.com's Southwest Recruiting Analyst Jason Jewell, Teofilo's athleticism regardless of the position he plays is one trait that really jumps out when watching him in action, as well as his pass protection skills.

"He has a strong punch, gets his head out and uses his hands well," Jewell said. "In the run game, his athletic ability continued to show as Moon pulled him a lot. One knock on Teofilo is, I want to see him physically dominate his opponents, punish them and put them in the ground. He did not do this on a regular basis but I think part of that is because he never leaves the field."

Teofilo reported weight marks of 350 lbs. benching and 480 lbs. squatting.

In terms of visits the Moon Valley standout has another visit scheduled to Oregon State on January 14th and said that he won't make any decision before going on that trip. He added that he could visit San Diego State this week and Fresno State in January.

"I'm keeping all my options open right now," Teofilo explained. "After that Oregon State visit I plan to make my decision right away."


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