Moala Misses Junior Day, Reschedules Visit

Sacramento (Calif.) Grant defensive tackle Viliami "Tiny" Moala was all set to visit Cal for junior day on Saturday morning. However, he was unable to make it. He set another date to visit Berkeley and talks about playing with his Grant teammates at the next level. Check inside for the latest details…

Viliami Moala, aka Tiny, got a call from a teammate Saturday morning concerning his visit to California's Junior Day event.

"Shaquille Richardson had some family business so I couldn't make it," said Moala.

Richardson and his family were taking Moala to Berkeley on Saturday. Richardson, a 2012 recruit, is the younger brother of former Cal cornerback Syd'Quan Thompson.

"I called the [Cal] coaches and told them I couldn't make," said Moala. "It's alright I got another day to visit. I'm going March 20."

Since we last spoke with Moala, Washington State has offered a few of his teammates. Tiny is drawn to the possibility to playing with fellow Grant players.

"It was tight," Moala said of the Cougars offering him and three of his teammates. "I feel real comfortable with a school that all my buddies will be at, so I can still have a home environment."

WSU offered defensive end Faigame Lopa (goes by Puka), linebacker Darryl Paulo and free safety James Sample along with Tiny.

But Moala is exactly anxious to play his college ball in Pullman. "Washington State is shaky," he described his interest in the Cougars.

"Me, Puka and Darryl grew up together and want to play together."

Nevertheless, Moala says their individual college preference will outweigh settling on a second choice just to attend the same college.

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