Tagaloa Plans Official Visit To Eugene

Long regarded as one of the West's best offensive line prospects, Richmond (CA) Salesian four-star offensive tackle Freddie Tagaloa has narrowed his list of schools to four. With Stanford, Cal, USC and Oregon all vying for his signature, Tagaloa provided eDuck with some insight in to the latest going on with his recruiting.

Do you currently have an offer from Oregon?


What kind of contact have you had with Oregon since the recruiting process started for you?

"Me and coach (Nick) Aliotti are real close; I got off the phone with him about a week ago. With coach Aliotti, he's one of the main recruiters that's came through Salesian, and he's just kept it 100 with me. He didn't sugar coat anything."

Has coach Aliotti pretty much been the only coach that you've been in contact with from Oregon?

"Yeah, and the offensive line coach (Steve Greatwood). Me and him (Greatwood) e-mail."

What is your overall interest in Oregon at this point?

"They're in my top four."

What is your top four at this point?

"Cal, Stanford, Oregon and USC."

Will any of the allegations and negative attention Oregon has been receiving in the media affect your decision one way or another?

"No. I mean, whenever you win something, everyone tries to pinpoint the little things and bring everybody down...so not really."

What about Oregon makes it stand out to you as a program?

"I like the way they run the no-huddle offense. That has kind of caught my eye."

Have the Oregon coaches discussed with you how you fit within the scheme of their offense?

"They see me at tackle. They say for my size, I move very well."

How would you describe yourself as a player?

"Big and swift."

Do you feel like you excel in one aspect of the game over another?

"I would say that I excel more in run blocking than I do pass."

Is there anyone at the collegiate or professional level that you try to pattern your game after?

"Orlando Pace."

What are you looking for in a program?

"I'm looking for an offense that's (balanced), but kind of more run (oriented)."

Have you given any thought as to what you might want to study when you get to college?

"Civil engineering."

Even though you have a top four right now, what are some of the other offers that you have from other schools?

"There is Auburn, Alabama, Ohio State, Utah, TCU, Michigan, Michigan State, Oklahoma, Texas, you name it."

As far as camps and unofficial visits go, where have you been and where do you plan on going this summer?

"Right now, for the rest of the summer, I'm basically just shutting it down...I went to Cal and Stanford's camp cause it's local."

In you conversations with coach Aliotti and coach Greatwood, have you set up an official visit date?

"We're planning to take an official the week they play Cal."

Do you have a timetable for when you would ideally like to have a decision made?

"I kind of want to have my decision done by the end of my football season."

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