There are several players out West this year who can play and excel at a number of different positions and San Leandro's (Calif.) Sekeli Faaeteete is yet another one. We think the athlete is the top fullback on the West Coast but he's also getting looks on the defensive side of the ball as well.
Last season Faaeteete, 6-2, 205 pounds earned All-League, All-Area and All-State Underclass honors for the second year in a row after a standout season on both sides of the ball. He rushed for close to 800 yards and 12 touchdowns at fullback while totaling 87 tackles and eight quarterback sacks on the defensive side of the ball.
"Sekeli could be the best recruit we've ever had here," outgoing assistant coach and recruiting director Scott Nady said. "He's going to absolutely dominate our league next year. He's big, fast and athletic and is the best athlete we've had and we've had some good ones."
Faaeteete had an interesting Spring playing rugby in Samoa for the top team on the Island.
"He was actually offered lucrative professional rugby contracts with Argentina and New Zealand teams but turned them down to come back and play football here," Nady said.
On the recruiting front, Faaeteete is hearing from schools all over the country and has scholarship offers from Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA and USC.
"I'm taking him down this weekend to visit USC and UCLA," Nady said. "We'll be at USC on Friday from 9:00-12:00 and we're planning to head over to UCLA from 2:00-5:00. Right now, Oregon and USC are his top two schools but he's going to go through the recruiting process and doesn't plan to commit anywhere early."
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