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.”