Third Times the Charm

Scout.com two-star defensive tackle Fred Koloto (6-3, 270, 5.2) from Palo Alto (Calif.) has helped lead his team to a 5-1 record with 2 sacks and around 10 tackles for loss. Koloto is also playing on the o-line.

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Although he denies a leader, Koloto favors California, Oregon, San Jose State, Washington, Utah, Arizona and Nebraska. All of his favorites have offered except for the Bears and Ducks.

Koloto will be attending the Cal/Washington game this weekend (October 21). "This is going to be my first major Pac-10 game," Koloto said. "I expect it to be very intense and fun. The Cal coaches told me they'll also come to one of my games this month."

He will be attending the game as a guest of Cal, but says he's very interested in Washington as well. "They are recruiting me the most," Koloto said. "I really like coach Tyrone Willingham. The program has made amazing improvements from last year. He really prepares the team well and he's a good motivator. He really bring the best out of his players. I told him I'll be at the Cal game and he said he'd look for me and give me a nod. He said he was disappointed that they let the USC and Oregon State games slip away and hopes that the third time is the charm. They are basically playing for a bowl game so they have a lot of motivation."

Even though Koloto doesn't have a scholarship offer from Oregon, he says the Ducks are very interested. "I talk with coach Nick Aliotti a lot," Koloto said. "He tells me that they have a great football atmosphere and that I'd be able to get a good education too. He thinks I'd like living in that area. He said they want to see some tape of me from my senior season and that they really want me to visit them officially."

With all of these options, Koloto admits this will be a difficult decision. "I like so many schools," he said. "It's going to be very hard for me to decide."

He reports a 2.7 core GPA and a 1160 SAT.

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