Lealao Has Bruin Offer

The Sacramento (Calif.) Capital Christian defensive end, Nifae Lealao, has an offer from UCLA...

Sacramento (Calif.) Capital Christian defensive end Nifae Lealao is the top defensive lineman in the West, and the 6-6, 286-pounder has kept himself pretty busy all year.

"My spring has been pretty filled up," said Lealao. "Right after football, I went into basketball and right from basketball, I went into volleyball. My summer will be pretty busy too with AAU basketball."

The crammed schedule hasn't left him a lot of time for football, but his play on the field has made him much desired.

Lealao, ranked #7-nationally at defensive end by Scout, has double-digit offers.

"I have offers from Stanford, Cal, UCLA, Oregon State, Washington, Utah, Boise State, Arizona, Colorado, Ole Miss and Wisconsin," said Lealao. "All of my offers have been for defensive end."

Lealao also has a few more schools showing interest that could offer after the spring.

"BYU, Notre Dame, LSU and Alabama have been sending me a lot of mail and stay in contact with me too and want to come see me," said Lealao. "I'm also hearing from Harvard, Princeton and Yale too."

Lealao, though, is favoring the two NorCal schools, with one ahead of the other.

"Stanford and Cal are my main two because I just know them more and have been to each a lot," said Lealao.

The Cardinal have long been at the top of Lealao's list, and that is still the case.

"Stanford is the main one," said Lealao. "I went to a visit there a while ago, and I really like everything they have to offer. I'd like to have the chance to play basketball in college, and that's one of the reasons why I'm really leaning to Stanford because they said I could do both sports."

Cal has also made an impression on Lealao of late.

"I know Spencer Hagan at Cal (a Capital Christian alum), and he just lets me know that Cal is a good school," said Lealao. "The only school I've been to this spring was Cal for their Junior Day."

Still, Lealao doesn't want to shut any schools out.

"I still have until my senior year to decide, so if someone changes my mind, I'll have time to go through the process," said Lealao. "I'm anxious to go through the process and see some of the other schools. I think I'll take my official visits to the out of state schools. I think I will take all five visits and see if I end up having a change of heart."

Lealao has been selected to the U.S. Army Bowl and said he could announce a decision there.

"It's still up in the air, I haven't really sat down and decided when I want to commit, but I'd say that yeah, I could probably do it at the Army Bowl, because that would be a good place to make a decision," said Lealao. "But it may be into February."

Lealo is carrying a 3.9 GPA, with AP classes in physics and history, and he'll take the SAT next month.

As for camps, Lealao isn't sure he'll be able to make any camps this spring, with other sports taking up his time.

"I'd like to, but I have to talk with my parents, just to make sure I'm not doing too much," said Lealao.

Brandon is in his ninth year with Scout.com and FOXSportsNext, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.
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