While he didn't walk away with DL MVP honors (that went to Dylan Wynn), Moala received his official invite to play in the 2011 U.S. Army All-American Game.
"They nominated me and they invited me right now," Moala said Sunday afternoon. It's pretty weird and pretty awesome too. It feels great, but I wish some of my friends could get the same opportunity that I can. But I'm going to show them why they chose me."
Moala says he has no favorites. He has taken an official visit to California but nowhere else. Even then, his visits to Berkeley have been for other reasons but resulted in unofficial visits of the campus.
He currently holds offers from programs such as the Golden Bears, USC, Alabama, Miami, LSU, Florida, Tennessee, and Oregon State among many others. Despite showing a slight lean towards Cal earlier this spring, Moala denies a leader.
"I have no favorites right now," he added. "A lot of them [are standing out to me], Alabama, Cal and USC probably all the offers I just named. They are all great people.
"Pretty much everybody has offered me that I wanted except Oregon. A lot of schools come to visit us, so when they come to the weight room, I got to show them what I got. Every time they evaluate me they show me their notes, so far, everything is good."
Moala can bench 495 pounds, which is rather impressive for a high school junior. But he is aiming to hit 500, which, he says…"I'm super close. I try to add two 2.5 pounds to equal 500 but I can't quite get it up. I get it half way but I can't extend and lock out my elbows."
Regardless, the five-star prospect is one of the elite recruits in the nation for the 2011 class. And he is no rush to make his decision.
"Still waiting, drifting with the wind," said Moala. So I got to wait."
When he pulls the trigger, there is one important factor – it's not distance.
"I'm willing to travel," he added. "But the thing that is important to me is that my dad gets to watch me play."
Moala has raised his GPA to a 3.2 from a 2.8. He scored a 1265 on the SAT.
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