SPOTLIGHT: DT Kelly Talavou [MEDIA:20319]

Huge Los Angeles prep prospect chooses the University of Idaho.

Player Profile: Kelly Talavou
School: Fountain Valley High School
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Height: 6-2
Weight: 310 pounds

ALL-STAR, Los Angeles/Orange County, DT
2000 1st-Team, Golden West League, DT

Kelly Talavou changed school districts between his junior and senior seasons, so the amount of press coverage on the young man is limited. However, he didn't fail to impress on the football field. As a junior at Saddleback High School (California), Kelly was named to the All-Golden West League's 1st team as a defensive lineman. He followed that up in 2001 with a solid, 2-way starting performance at Fountain Valley High (as a DL starter he made 36 solo tackles, forced 3 fumbles and 8 quarterback hurries), earning an invitation to play DL in the Los Angeles / Orange County All-Star game. On the offensive side of the ball, he was named Offensive Lineman of the Year for the Sunset League (as reported in the University of Idaho's Letter of Intent press release). Kelly has outstanding size, and given his work ethic, should develop into a force on the defensive line.

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