Champs

Defensive tackle Sione Fua (6-2, 290, 4.9) from Encino Crespi Carmelite (Calif.) helped lead his team to a CIF championship, as his team defeated Lompoc 24-14. Fua finished the year with over 60 tackles and eight sacks.

Sione Fua Profile

"I'll probably wait until Signing Day before I make my decision," Fua said. "I still have a bunch of trips to take so I won't be able to decide early. I'd like to come in and try to play right away. I want to play where there is team spirit and where people take pride in the football team."

Fua denies a leader, but favors Cal, Stanford, Oregon, BYU and USC. All of his favorites have offered, except the Trojans. "They are still evaluating my films and everything," Fua said. "I talk to the USC coaches as much as I do everybody else, they just haven't offered."

His first official visit is next weekend to Cal. "They have a great environment and they are doing big things there," Fua said. "They have great coaches and are putting together a great class. They'll be a top team for the next several years."

In January, Fua will be visiting BYU (January 6), Stanford (January 13) and Oregon (January 20). "Oregon had a great season this year and only lost to USC," Fua said. "I love how much support they get from the town and that the coaches are stable and have been there forever.

"Of course, you can't go wrong with the education at Stanford," Fua said. "The new coaches are looking to turn things around and I think they'll be getting better. They've had their ups and downs this year, but I think they'll get it done."

He reports a 4.0 GPA and a 1510 SAT.

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