All-Stater Paul Moala grabs first offer

Mishawaka (Ind.) Penn safety Paul Moala is one of Indiana's top juniors, as evidenced by his filling of the stat sheet during the fall. He talks about his first offer and other interested programs here.

Paul Moala is just starting to get more attention on the recruiting trail, but more and more schools should find out about him soon.

Moala (6-1, 190 pounds) had an outstanding junior season during which he intercepted seven passes, returning four for touchdowns. He scored three touchdowns as a return man, broke up nine passes, forced two fumbles, blocked three kicks and had 63 total tackles.

With numbers like that, it is no surprise he recently received his first offer and it was from in-state Ball State.

"It was one of the biggest blessings of my life," Moala said. "It was an exciting moment and a very humbling moment. It was also a relief to know that I get a chance at least to play some ball at the next level, something I've been wanting to do since I was 7."

Moala recently made his way to Muncie, where he received the offer. The trip allowed him to see more of the school as well.

"Junior day was the first time I've seen the facilities. They've made a ton of changes, not only in the school, but in the football program. They've got something going on down there that I'm excited about. They seemed like a very organized program, very concentrated on not just a player's football career, but a player's career after football."

More MAC and Big Ten schools are beginning to come in.

"I've been hearing from a few schools.  Bowling Green, I will be going to their Junior Day and Central Michigan, whose Junior Day I missed recently due to a family emergency. Others schools that I have heard from: Michigan recently, Toledo, Miami (OH) and Indiana."

Moala was a 1st team All-State selection as a junior.

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