Three-star DB Leni Toailoa flips from San Jose State to UCLA

Three-star defensive back Leni Toailoa of Rialto (Calif.) Carter HS flipped from San Jose State to UCLA on Monday. He plans to join his brother, Lokeni, at UCLA.

San Jose State Spartans had landed eight commitments for the 2016 class before the season began, but the first to give his pledge to SJSU became the first to take back his decision in Leni Toailoa

Toailoa had made it known that he was high on UCLA, largely due to the fact that his brother Lokeni, also of the 2016 class, had already committed to the Bruins. Leni did not have an offer from UCLA when he committed to SJSU, but was actively being recruited by the Pac-12 school.

Toailoa added offers from Arizona State, Oregon State and Washington, but it wasn’t until the UCLA offer that he was swayed away from San Jose.

"I knew that if I did what I could at their camp, they were going to offer me," Toailoa old’s Brandon Huffman. "And I knew that if they offered me, I was going to commit to them."

"In my mind, I knew I was going to UCLA and my dad knew (my brother and I) were going to play together. Lokeni said, 'It's about time' when I finally committed."

The former SJSU commit plans to enroll early at UCLA for this upcoming spring.

The decommitment leaves San Jose State with two commitments in the defensive backfield for 2016 - Toailoa’s high school teammate Marquise Green and three-star corner Cam Smith.

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