Huskers will host prep DT

If there has been a growing need through the season, it might be to infuse more, high school talent into the system at Nebraska. The Huskers have Darius Parish from Wichita (Kans.) North and are looking for people around him. They have turned their focus West to a defensive tackle from Redlands (Calif.) East Valley High School.

Flying a little under the radar, Quintin Toailoa is quietly putting together a solid year for Redlands (Calif.) East Valley. The 6-foot-5 and 275-pound defensive tackle is the key cog of the defense for East Valley.

"We're 4-0," Toailoa said, "my season is going good too. I have about 25 to 28 tackles and about three sacks."

"I am playing the nose, so the one technique. I run-stop well, but I like to pass rush too. I like to hurt the other guys."

Recruiting is going strong for Toailoa who has just set up his first official visit. The visit will lead Toailoa out east to Lincoln.

"It's going pretty good. I have my first visit set up. I will be going to Nebraska for the Texas A&M game."

The visit to Lincoln has Toailoa looking forward to some specific things about Nebraska. "I want to check out the campus for sure. I want to see how everything is ran over there."

One thing that Toailoa has looked into already is the Samoan culture at Nebraska. He is aware of Roy Helu and is looking forward to meeting him.

More than that, Toailoa says that the culture could already exist or he would like to start it wherever he goes. "Yeah it is or if not I can help it develop. Either way, it doesn't matter."

The Nebraska visit might be a bit of a one-off for Toailoa who doesn't expect to take any other official visits in the near future. "I probably won't set any other visits up until later on in the season."

The weekend that Toailoa plans to visit will be a long one depending on the start time in Lincoln. He has a game the night before. "I don't have a bye or a game on Thursday night the week I visit Nebraska, I am just getting up and going on that trip."

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