Fonoti Favors Two After Visits

Cerritos College (Norwalk, Calif.) offensive tackle is sorting through schools and nearing a decision, and Sunday he told he is favoring two programs....

Cerritos College (Norwalk, Calif.) offensive tackle Fou Fonoti spoke to on Sunday afternoon, and said he had two schools in mind as he nears his Wednesday announcement.

"I think it's between Michigan State and Rutgers," Fonoti said. "I tell myself to never settle and be average. Everyone thought with me being a Cali kid, and UCLA right up the street, that's where I would go. But I tell myself I want to be out of the norm. I want to blaze my own path."

The 6-foot-5, 295-pound Fonoti was enjoying a day of relaxation after five straight days of visits from colleges.

< It began Tuesday with a pair of assistant coaches from Michigan State in town, and continued with Washington State (Wednesday), Arizona (Thursday), UCLA (Friday) and then Rutgers stopping by. "It was a good visit," Fonoti said. "We sat down and watched the Senior Bowl at the house, then drove over to Chili's and got something to eat, and then back to the house to watch the rest of the Senior Bowl, and we just hung out. He was on one couch and I was on the other, and we watched the NFL Network." Does the the Rutgers in-home visit mean much to Fonoti?

"It truly does," Fonoti said. "It means a lot to me. For a school that came in late, and they're way over on the East Coast, to spend time with me means a lot. I see the loyalty, and I appreciate it."

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