The 6 foot 2, 292 pound Pau'u was one of the top names at today's camp. Kids from as far away as Las Vegas, Nevada made the trek to Long Beach Poly High School today to drill and learn skills from an impressive list of instructors, including former San Diego Charger and All-Pro running back Chuck Muncie. Kids were put through a variety of drills testing strength and agility. On what seemed to be a very slow track (it was actually on grass) Pau'u recorded 40 times of 5.75 and 5.86. He had 16 reps of 185 pounds on the bench press, that is after a heavy day a lifting the previous day. He also had a verticle leap of 29.5 inches. One caveat there, though. The kids were given a step before the leap.
Pau'u was awarded all-state honors as an underclassmen two years in a row. He was first team as a sophomore and second team as a junior. As a junior he had 98 tackles, eight sacks, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and six passes broken up. He also plays fullback on offense, telling GBW he is refered to as 'The Fridge" often, in reference to former Chicago Bears defensice lineman William Perry, who was used at fullback in short yardage situations. Last year he rushed 30 times for 200 yards and scored five touchdowns.
Does Michigan have a chance for Pau'u if offered? "Sure," he said. "I'd love to get an offer from Michigan, they're a great school with a great program." Pau'u told TheInsiders Andrew Freidman recently that USC was the leader at the moment. "Right now USC is my favorite. They are the number one team in the nation. I just love their program," he said.
He said Arizona State has been recruiting him the hardest.
There is one day remaining for the camp. One more day for these kids to soak in what knowledge and experience they can from the staff at MSL. Today was the day of the SAT's so many kids were unavailable for today's session. There are over 150 prospects registered for the camp, so the turnout tomorrow should be impressive. GoBlueWolverine Magazine will be there gathering more info and photos.