JUCO OL Planning Rutgers Visit

Rutgers may not be done with junior college offensive linemen after one of the top available offensive tackles told ScarletReport.com he will officially visit the school next month. Who is it? Well, ScarletReport.com has the information inside, as well as what else is going on with his recruitment.

Rutgers is unexpectedly back in it for a junior college offensive tackle, so much so he is going to take an official visit next month.

Cerritos College (Norwalk, Calif.) offensive tackle Fou Fonoti informed ScarletReport.com he plans to trip to Rutgers the weekend of Jan. 21-23 in an effort to learn more about the school, and see how he can fit in with the Scarlet Knights.

It comes after Fonoti was set to take Rutgers off his list, but after careful consideration, the 6-foot-5, 300-pounder decided to explore the school more. The Scarlet Knights offered him in late November.

"My mom told me just to take advantage of these visits because it's once in a lifetime, and I agree," he said. "I just want to see all my options so I have no regrets later in life."

Fonoti already made official visits to Washington State, Michigan State and Arizona. He will trip to UCLA the weekend of Jan. 14-16, before making the trek across country.

"I'm from California, but I would be open to exploring other places," Fonoti told ScarletReport.com recently. "There's a lot of places to see, and that is something I am interested in."

Fonoti prepped at Mayfair High (Lakewood, Calif.), but will not sign during the early period because he needs to finish up a class before being able to transfer, and recently said that class may not be finished until February.

His lone offer out of high school was to Idaho State, and he has three years to play two at a four-year school.

"I didn't do that well in high school, but I've changed that around (at Cerritos)," he said. "I've just been working hard."

Fonoti started all but one game in his two seasons with the Falcons, which reached the California state title game before losing to Mount San Antonio junior college.


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