Recruit Profile: Mau Nomani

In the southwest suburbs of Portland, Oregon is an emerging offensive line prospect who has captured the early recruiting interest of quality Division I football programs throughout the West.

At 6'6" and 280 pounds, Mau Nomani is a big lineman from the state of Oregon who is hearing from some big name schools.

"I'm hearing from Colorado, Oregon, Oregon St., Washington, and Nebraska," Nomani said. "I have a scholarship offer from Oregon, but I'm not sure if it is a full ride. BYU has offered me a full ride scholarship."

When asked who his top three schools are Nomani said Oregon, Oregon St., and BYU.

When asked why he did not Mention BYU in his original list he said: "Well, BYU is a school I don't know a lot about. Coach Lamb was supposed to come visit me but our schedules didn't match. I'm looking forward to him coming out and meeting with me. I have family who have gone to BYU and I've heard good stuff about them, but I'm eager to go visit BYU myself."

Nomani said he has never been to BYU, but plans on making an unofficial visit to Provo in July.

Nomani plays at Tigard High School, which is a 4-A school, the highest level in Oregon. As a junior, he was named 1st team All-League. Nomani said he runs his 40 time is around a 5.4 or 5.5.

When asked to describe his strengths and weaknesses Nomani said he has quick feet, he is team player, and doesn't like to show off. As far as weakness go he said he is working hard in the weight room this summer to get stronger.

"I'm not a show off," Nomani said. "I like to get out on the field and get the job done."

Academically, Nomani said he has everything in order and is fully qualified. He said whatever school he chooses he wants a good education in graphic design.

Nomani said he has definite mission plans when he turns 19. He also added that he will visit Oregon and Oregon St. summer camps, but said he wants to wait till January to make his college decision because he wants to weigh all of his options.


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