JUCO OL Hits Home Stretch

Cerritos College (Norwalk, Calif.) offensive tackle Fou Fonoti made three official visits and has two more set. He also gave a top four to ScarletReport.com, and talked about whether he has a leader. The 6-foot-5, 290-pound Fonoti also said other schools were trying to get in the mix for him. Check out what else is going on with one of the Scarlet Knights' top targets.

Junior college signing day was a few weeks ago, but one of the top offensive tackles remains on the board, and is being recruited heavily by Rutgers.

Fou Fonoti of Cerritos College (Norwalk, Calif.) has two official visits remaining, including his one to Rutgers the weekend of Jan. 21. He already tripped to Arizona, Michigan State and Washington State, and also has a trip to UCLA (Jan. 14) scheduled.

"Miami wanted to trip me out there, but it's kinda too late," Fonoti said. "They're definitely not in the equation. They called me on New Year's, and I don't know too much.

"I know Rutgers really wanted me to get out there, and I think it's the right thing to stick to my word and go out there."

Fonoti is listing a top four of Michigan State, Arizona, UCLA and Rutgers, and each school either did or is set to visit him this week. Fonoti added Washington State visited him this week.

"I have a basic top four, and Michigan State is somewhat of a leader," Fonoti said. "I just enjoy the coaching staff. I get along with those guys. When I do speak with them, it's a nice conversation."

Fonoti's recruitment with Rutgers began in the fall, and there was a moment the 6-foot-5, 290-pound dropped the Scarlet Knights. However, after speaking with his mother, he decided to trip to Rutgers.

"I spoke with them, and then there was a drought, and then I started speaking with them again," Fonoti said. "Now, all the coaches have added me on Facebook. I want to find out more about the school. I don't know too much, but I am talking to them a lot more lately."

Fonoti could be a big part of Rutgers' offensive line makeover. He is a left tackle and could compete for a starting spot immediately.

"I'm looking forward to making a decision," Fonoti said. "After the Rutgers trips I'll talk to my family and then make a decision."


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