Seumalo Planning to Visit UCLA

Corvallis (Ore.) offensive lineman Isaac Seumalo, the OL MVP at Sunday's Stanford Nike Camp, will be taking an unofficial visit to UCLA in the summer...

Corvallis (Ore.) offensive guard Isaac Seumalo is coming off a stellar performance at the Stanford Nike Camp on Sunday, earning MVP honors.

But that's becoming a habit for Seumalo, who also won MVP honors in his hometown a year ago at the Oregon State Nike Camp.

Still, it doesn't get old.

"I think this one means more because this one was better competition," said Seumalo. "It was cool here."

Seumalo, whose father Joe is the defensive line coach for Oregon State, said the advantage of being a coach's son helps.

"I think I have really good technique, which helps with my dad, especially during the 1-on-1s, because you've got to stay real sound."

Seumalo has seven offers, from Arizona State, Boise State, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, UCLA and Washington.

He took in an unofficial visit to Stanford on Saturday for a Junior Day with the Cardinal coaching staff.

"It was tight and it was pretty impressive," said Seumalo. "They have a really strong tradition of winning here. We met Condoleeza Rice and that was crazy and cool to see her."

Seumalo also plans to visit UCLA unofficially in June.

"My dad and Coach Inoke (Breckterfield) are good friends and he's recruiting me so we're going to go down there to check out UCLA," said Seumalo.

And then of course, there is hometown Oregon State, who has a built-in advantage with his father on staff.

"Everyone thinks I'm going to Oregon State automatically because of my dad, but it's still open, and I'm open to all of the schools recruiting me," said Seumalo. "But he's recruiting me every night."

Despite a dominant performance on the offensive line, and most of his recruitment coming as a guard, he prefers the other side of the ball.

"I have fun on offense," said Seumalo. "But I think defense is a little more fun."

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