Tongamoa one to watch

Merced (Calif.) Community College defensive lineman Kamilo Tongamoa could be on the verge of numerous offers. Read on for an update on his recruitment and more.

Standing 6-5 with a powerful build, Merced (Calif.) Community College defensive lineman Kamilo Tongamoa looks every bit the part of a quality Pac-12 defensive lineman.

“I’m around that 300 pound mark and I carry the weight well," Tongamoa said. "When I watch college football I see a bunch of guys that can clog up the middle, but can also shoot the gap. I think I give teams the ability to have a flexible scheme.

“I have pretty good length for my position and it helps the blocker from getting engaged. I also have a good first step. I always can work on keeping better leverage, but that is probably where my games stands right now.”

Tongamoa is hearing from a variety of schools, many of which are in the Pac-12.

“I get the most stuff from Arizona State and Oregon State," he said. "I plan on getting to both schools here sometime. I’ve gotten other attention as well, including some Pac-12 teams. I also recently heard from Arizona."

As of now, a commitment figures to be a ways off.

“Waiting will also allow other teams to see me," Tongamoa said. "I won’t forget a school that was on me early, but having as many options as possible is always a good thing.

“I’m definitely not going to pick a school or anything like that until after the season. It’s important for me to be able to focus on my last season and go out with a bang.

"The good thing about being on a good team is that we push each other. After that things will start to move quickly, I think.”


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