There were lots of big, physical boys in the defensive line group that not only passed the eye test, but also performed well in drills and gave the large talent pool of offensive linemen fits in one-on-ones. Here are a few that performed well during Saturday's drill testing under the tutelage of college coaches.
Braden Fehoko: Coming in at 6 feet 4 inches and 280 pounds, Fehoko has grown into a physical specimen. He was easily one of the more impressive campers from a physical look standpoint. He's still young and has a lot of room to grow when it comes to technique, but that is to be expected from someone who is so young but that has a lot of potential. Fehoko will be entering his junior year this season and currently claims offers from BYU and Wisconsin.
Kalani Vakameilalo: Coming in at 6 feet 3 inches and 300 pounds, this 2013 recruit out of Kapolei High School is both stout and strong in the trenches. He moves well for his size and has very good feet and flexibility. This kid should end up somewhere if his academics are in order.
Allan Havili: Out of Tooele High School, 2014 recruit Allan Havili is another that passes both the eye and performance tests. Havili comes in at just over 6 feet 3 inches, and about 290 pounds with a strong core and nimble feet. He uses his hands well in the trenches to position himself in an outside rush. While he was being recruited by Arizona, among others, Havili has committed to Utah.
Mohelika Uasike: From L.D. Bell High School in the state of Texas, Uasike measures in at 6 feet 2 inches and 280 pounds and was a beast in the trenches. He has a quick burst that allows him to get into the pads of offensive linemen quickly to force the issue. In the one-on-one drills, Uasike showed very well both on the inside rush from a tackle position and outside rush from a defensive end position. Uasike has been out to BYU's camp, and he's being recruited by Utah, Hawaii, BYU and Utah State. He currently holds offers from Utah, Utah State and Hawaii.
Pita Tonga: Coming in at 6 feet 2 inches, 280 pounds, Tonga plays for Highland High School in Utah. Tonga is a member of the 2014 class and performed very well from a physical standpoint. He plays with good pad level and leverage, and while his burst might not be as quick as some, his upper- and lower-body strength was enough to beat many linemen and his motor was impressive. Tonga plays both ways, and might be more suited to play offensive guard at the next level.
Tone Mafile'o: Mafile'o might not have the same stature as some of the others present, but that didn't stop him from putting on a good performance. Coming in at 5 feet 11 inches and 255 pounds, this Maui High School prospect played like a rabid bulldog in the trenches, and rather than square off physically against opponents that were often much bigger, he used his speed and quickness to shoot gaps and get past them. Mafile'o used his hands well and just seemed to make plays. He's tough, fearless, very coachable and very nimble on his feet.
Austin Kruger: From Lone Peak High School, Kruger comes in at 6 feet 4 inches and 275 pounds. The first cousin of Paul, Joe and Dave Kruger of University of Utah fame, Austin lived up to the family name. His performance in the one-on-one drills, where his best performances were had rushing off the edge, helped him to stand out among many camp performers. Kruger is strong, has nimble feet and uses his hands very well. He's also been out to BYU's summer camp so far this year and is a 2014 prospect. He's being looked at by BYU, Utah, Utah State, UCLA and San Diego State.
Tennessee Su'esu'e: East High School had a couple of performers in attendance at the camp. One was 2014 prospect Tennessee Su'esu'e, who comes in at 6 feet 1 inch and 280 pounds. Su'esu'e is very physical and put opponents on their hind side with first contact. He plays with very good pad level, moves well for his size, and he uses his hands very well while playing with good leverage in one-on-ones. Su'esu'e was one of the better performers in the one-on-one drills, where his quick burst on the snap made it tough for offensive linemen to contain him on the edges. Su'esu'e is being looked at by BYU, Utah, Utah State and Hawaii.
Korey Rush: Another East High School performer and member of the 2014 class, Rush comes in at 6 feet 3 inches and 275 pounds and has committed to Arizona State. Rush didn't possesses the same physicality as Su'esu'e, but was suited more as a defensive end than an interior defensive tackle. He thrives more on the edges where he can bring his speed to bear, and this is where he found most of his success.
Elu Aydon: One of the more physically impressive defensive linemen present was Leone High School's (Samoa) athlete Elu Aydon, who comes in at 6 feet 3 inches and 280 pounds and is built rock solid. What is impressive about Aydon is the fact that he's only a sophomore this year and will be a junior next year. Aydon currently plays in Samoa, but will be moving out to Hawaii where he might be playing for St. Louis High School. He has interest in BYU, Oregon State and Hawaii and plays both ways. He wants to visit BYU while he is here but will be heading back to Samoa on Sunday.
Joshua Soifua: Soifua will be a junior next year and comes in at 6-3, 275-pounds. He plays for Alta High School and is a very good-looking prospect. He will be one to definitely watch simply because he has a lot of potential to go with his size. He's quick on his feet and flexible in his hips. He moves very well and has a strong core for such a young player, which gave him the edge in the trenches. Based on his performance at the All-Poly Camp, Soifua is a prospect that football fans in the state of Utah will hear more about in the near future.
With such a high number of quality defensive linemen present, it's very difficult to fully evaluate everyone to the fullest extent. However, there are some notable athletes worth mentioning based on the limited amount of evaluation time given.
Mosese Tauleoli: 6-1, 230-pound sophomore from Brighton High School in Utah.
Dillon Wilson: 6-2, 225-pound sophomore from Trinity High School in Texas.
Keaton Plan: 6-4, 285-pound senior from Snow Canyon High School in Utah.
Eddie Ngungutau: 6-2, 300-pound junior from Trinity High School in Texas.
Kaliko Vaenuku: 6-3, 275-pound senior from Trinity High School in Texas.
All-Poly Camp conclusion
Many fantastic defensive line prospects received topnotch instruction from college and former NFL coaches from BYU, Utah, Oklahoma, Hawaii, Utah State, Oregon State, Weber State, Colorado, Illinois State, Southern Utah University, Utah State and many other Division I and Division II colleges. Overall the camp was a resounding success loaded with talent. The 2015 prospects in attendance are also top-caliber and will make next year's camp another exciting outing. The future is bright with loads of up-and-coming talent, and the All-Poly Camp has once again shown why.