Moala Likes Hometown Schools

The Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral defensive end, Simi Moala, is one to watch this spring...

Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral defensive end Simi Moala (6-7, 234), is one of the more intriguing prospects in the West this year.

Tall and long, Moala looks more like a tight end and resembles former Stanford tight end and current Atlanta Falcon Levine Toilolo in his size and skill.

But while Toilolo made his mark on offense, Moala is hoping to do the same on defense.

He looked good at the Los Angeles NFTC working as a defensive end and he's still hoping to put on another 25 pounds or so.

"I'm at 234 right now but I want to put on some more weight and get to 260," said Moala. "Schools are recruiting me as a defensive end so I want to get bigger to play there."

Miami offered Moala last month and he was thrilled to get that offer.

"I was very excited and I was actually shocked," said Moala. "This was my fist offer and now I'm looking forward to more. I was really happy. Coming from Mimi, from a big school, I was just shocked."

Moala is talking with a number of Pac-12 schools now.

"I'm talking with Cal, Utah and Arizona and then of course USC and UCLA," said Moala.

Moala said he's hoping more interest comes from the local schools.

"I really like UCLA and USC," said Moala. "It's just the home schools. My family loves both those schools and would love for me to go to them."

Moala said he plans to do some more camps this spring and summer.

"I'm going to the USC and UCLA camp and then maybe a couple more camps and the PTP (Prime Time Polynesian) Camp," said Moala. "I just want to keep getting bigger and stronger."

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