2019 OL Marist Talavou Is One Of The Top Prospects In the Sophomore Class

Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco has had some dominant offensive linemen over the last few years sophomore Marist Talavou looks like the next national recruit coming up.


The past few years, the Bosco offensive line was led by Wyatt Davis, arguably the nation's top guard prospect last year. Davis followed in the footsteps of former five-star lineman Damien Mama.

Marist Talavou is just a sophomore but has a ton of potential and was a dominant player last season for the Braves State Championship team. He played a ton of right tackle, but also saw time at right and left guard and probably, frame wise, projects best as a guard in college.

Talavou is a physical player who can manhandle an opposing lineman at the point of attack. He is a dominant run blocker but is light on his feet and has very good lateral mobility as well. He has been nursing a shoulder injury this off-season but is rounding in to shape and said he'll be ready to go full bore before the pads come on. 

On the recruiting front, Talavou recently picked up his first offer from Boston College and is hearing from a handful of Pac-12 programs as well including OregonUCLA and Utah.

"To be honest, I'm not too concerned with recruiting right now," Talavou said. "I'm just working on getting healthy and focusing on my Bosco team. I don't have any leaders or favorites, I'm honestly open to everyone and whoever wants to recruit me, that's a blessing. 

"Academics are important for me. I want to major in sports medicine or criminology so that will be important and then just a good all around football program where I'll be comfortable at."

By the time he's a senior, we think Talavou will be a national recruit with offers coming in from all over the country.

To see his sophomore highlights, check out the video above. 

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