Offers Keep Coming in for Helu

Roy Helu's three scholarship offers are sure to be joined by others, especially if he continues his impressive summer combine performances. TBS caught up with San Ramon Valley High School's star sunning back to talk about his camp experiences his thoughts on potential colleges.

"I have three offers right now from Nebraska, BYU and Oregon," said Roy Helu. "Nebraska was the first to offer me a scholarship with BYU after them. Oregon just offered me a couple of weeks ago, and I'm excited about that."

Helu knows that more offers are likely to come his way as he continues to impress coaches at summer camps. Helu will attend the Cal and Oregon half-day camps a long with USC's camp this summer. Having already participated in the NIKE camp at Stanford, Helu is raring for more opportunities to show what he can do.

"I performed well at the NIKE camp," said the Danville, California product. "I was the top running back in most of the drills we ran. I ran a 4.6 forty and did 23 reps of the 185 bar. So I was happy with that."

All of the schools that offered Helu at this point will require him to excel at catching the ball out of the backfield. Helu knows this and believes it to be a big reason why schools like him.

"I know Nebraska runs a spread offense with the running back being required to catch the ball a lot, which is something I do very well," said Helu, who recorded over 1000 yards receiving to go with his over 1500 yards rushing and 20 touchdowns.

The 6-foot, 196-pound back sees things to like about all of the school from which he has offers. He was intrigued by Nebraska's fans being so into Cornhusker football.

"I know that they had over 60,000 people attend their spring game which is just awesome," remarked Helu. "Playing for a program that got that type of support would be awesome.

"I like BYU's tradition. I know that they've had some great players like Steve Young play there. I also like players like Reno Mahe who played there who is Tongan like I am. I'm not Mormon, but I like how they're a school that has good rules, and I like that they have a lot of Polynesians there."

Helu mentioned that although he likes all the schools that have offered him, he will likely wait until he takes all of his official trips before deciding where to sign.

"I'll take trips to all three schools that have offered me so far and go from there," he said. "I just want to make the best decision I can and play for the school that fits me and my goals best."


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