USAAAB: Nifae Lealao

Nifae Lealao talks about his U.S. Army All-American Bowl practices and why he picked Stanford.

After the second day of practice at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, Nifae Lealao couldn't stop smiling about the experience.

"Oh gosh. Definitely not your regular old high school team," Lealao said. "Obviously, it's an All-American game, but it's a great way to meet kids just like you, not just your position, but people fighting for the same goals and all competing for the same purpose.

"It's a fun week, and there's a lot more to it," Lealao continued. "There's a lot more in store for us. I think it's a fun start to get off to."

Lealao said that he hadn't had much of a chance to talk to the other Stanford commitments at the game yet, but said they all knew each other in various ways before they arrived in San Antonio.

Lealao was the most recent recruit to pick the Cardinal, though he said he's always had Stanford on his heart.

"Obviously, ever since I was a kid, academics have always been my top priority when looking for a school, and football came after," Lealao said. "I always wanted to go to Stanford, even when the program was a little dead. Now, coming up, it's one of the best programs in the nation. It's a great fit."

Lealao said that he's 100 percent solid to Stanford, and in fact, he said he's planning to try and recruit other players to join him in Palo Alto, though he didn't have any specific targets as of yet.

"I'm trying to get out there [to recruit] a bit more," Lealao said.


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