2015 D-Lineman Eyes Bruins

The Kirkland (Wash.) Juanita 2015 defensive tackle, Thomas Toki, has an early UCLA offer...

Kirkland (Wash.) Juanita 2015 defensive tackle Thomas Toki (6-0, 310), has five offers already and a number of other schools are showing interest in him.

The four-star in the 2015 Scout 300 has four Pac-12 offers and one SEC offer and those conferences have other schools staying in touch.

"I have five offers, from Vanderbilt, UCLA, Arizona State, Washington State and Oregon State," said Toki. "I'm hearing from Utah, Arizona, Alabama, Georgia and Auburn a lot. A lot more from the SEC."

Toki said that Oregon State and UCLA are standing out to him in the early going.

"I'm kind of looking at Oregon State because I like Coach (Joe) Seumalo, he seems like a good D-Line coach and he coached a good handful of great defensive lineman, like my cousin Stephen Paea," said Toki. "And UCLA is doing real good right now and they were one of my first offers."

Toki said schools are recruiting him as both a defensive tackle and as a nose tackle.

"I like defensive tackle more and like 4-3 defenses a little more," said Toki. "But I'll still look at schools that run a 3-4. Some like me as a tackle and some as a nose."

Toki has plenty of time until he'll make a decision and plans to take as much as he needs.

"I'm going to take it slow, weight out my options and do my visits," said Toki.

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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