Tivao took an official visit to California this weekend. He came on the trip without an official offer, and left on Sunday without one.
"It was good. I had fun," Tivao said about his trip to Berkeley.
"No, they didn't offer. They are taking a closer look at my transcripts [before they offer]."
Cal is his early favorite, and he had been looking forward to his visit. Tivao was boarding his plane home when we caught up with him. We will have a full recap of his trip later.
Despite double-teams on every play, Tivao recorded 38 tackles, five tackles for loss, one sack, and four quarterback hurries in 2007. He also is a capable blocker in short-yardage situations near the goal line.
Tivao was a three-time 1st Team All-San Gabriel Valley League selection on defense, while he earned all-league recognition as an offensive lineman his junior and senior years at Paramount (Calif.) High School. He was voted his team's Defensive Lineman of the Year as a senior after being named to the Long Beach Press Telegram Dream Team as a junior.
He recorded 80 tackles, seven sacks, five forced fumbles, and scored three touchdowns as a senior. He finished with 69 tackles, eight sacks and scored three touchdowns during his junior campaign. As a sophomore, he recorded 84 tackles and nine quarterback sacks.
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