Elite 2016 Prospect to Visit

Dec. 23 -- The #1 defensive tackle prospect in the west for 2016 plans to see UCLA this weekend, and the feeling is that UCLA is doing well with him early...

Boss Tagaloa, the junior defensive tackle prospect from Concord (Calif.) De La Salle, intends to visit UCLA this weekend, according to Scout.com's Greg Biggins.

Tagaloa was in SoCal with his team for the CIF State Open Division Championship, which De La Salle won. He told us he planned to spend a couple of days with his parents in the area during the holidays and would like to go by UCLA before heading back up north.

It's a dead period so Tagaloa won't be able to meet with coaches if he visits UCLA, but he can certainly tour the campus on his own.

The feeling from sources close to the recruitment is that UCLA is probably the early leader for the 6-3, 295-pounder, and he shapes up to be a big and needed target for UCLA in 2016. UCLA appears to be on its way to signing a very good defensive line class in 2015, but it lacks a pure nose guard type. Biggins said of Tagaloa: "He actually reminds a little of Kenneth Clark at the same stage. He's a true nose guard who will be 315 pounds in college but is very quick. He also starts at LT and showed some very good athleticism running down a few plays in pursuit last Saturday (in Championship Game). De La Salle coaching is also college level so he would come in very advanced technique-wise."

Tagaloa has been recruited by UCLA's Defensive Line Coach Angus McClure for a long time, with Northern California also being McClure's recruiting region.


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