Standout DT Will Take Trips

Johnny Tivao signed with Boise State out of High School, but ended up at Cerritos College. Now, after a dominating Freshman season and an even better Sophomore season, the big man is looking to take his 1-man wrecking crew on the road. While he is being recrutied by a number of schools, he said only two schools will get visits at this point.. one from the Pac-10 and the other from the Big-12 .

Cerritos College standout DT Johnny Tivao, (6'0 330lbs), is once again leading the Cerritos defense from his Defensive Tackle spot.

Blessed with uncanny agility, strength, and speed for such a 'short big man', as a Freshman, Tivao posted 38 tackles, 5 tfl, 4 hurries, 1 sack, and a forced fumble and blocked kick, despite facing a double team the entire season.

Those stats were good enough to earn 1st Team All-Mission Conference National Division honors. If that weren't enough time on the field, Tivao was also utilized as a short-yardage specialist and blocker.

Cerritos is 6-2 on the season, thanks in large part to the efforts of Tivao, but this weekend will their biggest of the season. This weekend, Cerritos faces undefeated Mt. Sac.

"We got a big game against Mt. Sac this week," Johnny said, "(They're) 8-0..so we got alot on the line this week." This weekends game should determine not only the Conference Championship, but also has a bowl game up for grabs. "Big game this week", Johnny reitereated.

Recruiting has been a constant exercise for Tivao. He has been getting contact on a nearly daily basis and boasts a list of suitors that includes schools from all over the Country.

"I haven't committed anywhere yet", he said, "but i have plenty of schools that are lookin at me." That list of schools includes the following: California, Oregon, Arizona State, NC State, TCU, Florida State, Kansas State, Arizona, Louisville, and Nevada.

With all that interest, Tivao has only set two visits, California and Kansas State. He couldn't remember the exact dates of both visits, but both should come right after the end of his season.

When asked if he had a favorite, he did put one school above the others. " I'm really looking foward to go and play at Cal," he said.

So, while he hasn't committed anywhere yet, it appears that Cal currently leads for the services of this unique talent.

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