RECRUITING: Mohetau does it all

Euless (Trinity HS), Texas Head Coach Steve Lineweaver gives a scouting report on the Lonestar State's top offensive lineman


Every year there seems to be an offensive lineman that catches the imagination of every college recruiter in the country. An offensive lineman that every college recruiter in the country knows can come into their program and be a dominating three-year starter and eventually make big money in the pros. This year that offensive lineman is Mohetau, a super offensive guard prospect who is easily the best inside offensive line talent in the state of Texas. Blessed with a 300-plus pound bench and a 500-pound squat, Mohetau will move from tackle to a more natural guard position this year. A native of Tonga, Mohetau may be the most athletic offensive lineman in the state of Texas.

"He is a skill position talent playing offensive line. He might be our left-footed punter and he can throw a pass 60 yards right handed," said Euless Trinity Head Football Coach Steve Lineweaver. "He started at tight end as a sophomore, played tackle for us last year and this year will move to guard, because of our ability run and pull. He won the Class 5A district shot and discus in junior high and has won it ever since. We use him on getting out in the open field and getting out on a screen and he has the ability to adjust on a little corner and stay on him. We do have some things to work on and he is not a finished product, but he has a huge upside on being a player down the line."

The offers for Mohetau have been rolling in and the media attention is already intense, thus Coach Lineweaver is doing his best to keep people from talking to him as finals approach. However, Ohio State, Syracuse, Colorado, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Tennessee are among the early favorites from schools who have offered, and Miami, who is close to offering, will get on the list as soon as they offer. Texas and Texas A&M are his top two choices instate.

There is no question that Oklahoma is going to be in the picture for Mohetau and the Sooners have a great chance to get one his five visits. The fact that both Bob Stoops and Brent Venables were in to see him and watch practice impresses Mohetau and the Euless Trinity staff. What is ironic is that Bob's little brother, Mark Stoops, was in from Miami.

"We are big Oklahoma fans around here," said Lineweaver. "I really like what Coach Stoops and his staff are doing. He always has such a positive attitude and that staff can really coach. There approach is when it is not realistic, be optimistic. When they went down there and beat Florida State I was one of those guys who said they didn't have a chance. However, Coach Stoops said all along that they were going to win the game. Defensively, that was one of the greatest games that I have ever seen. I am so impressed with the Stoops boys. Every Stoops I meet always seems to say the right thing and certainly knows his football."

As you might think, Mohetau is a better run blocker than pass blocker right now, but that is something that will change with experience.
"I think his strength right now is run blocking, but it won't take him long to get up to speed in the passing game" Coach Lineweaver continued. "After a redshirt year under a great coach like Kevin Wilson it wouldn't take him long to learn how to be a great pass blocker. I really want him to go to a passing school because I believe that he has the skills to play on Sunday's, so I want him to get to the point he becomes a better pass blocker."

Mohetau also covers kickoffs.

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