3-star DB Leni Toailoa Excited For UCLA Future

Dec. 13 -- Rialto (Calif.) Carter safety Leni Toailoa will enroll at UCLA next month so he took his official visit to Westwood this weekend...

Rialto (Calif.) Carter safety Leni Toailoa will be enrolling at UCLA in January.

So this weekend was a chance for Toailoa to enjoy the recruiting process one more time before he becomes a UCLA student.

Toailoa took his official visit to UCLA over the weekend and it just further confirmed to him that UCLA is the place for him.

"Everything stood out to me," said Toailoa.  "I just loved it out there."

Toailoa was hosted by Nathan Meadors, a fellow Inland Empire native, and spent a lot of the weekend with his brother Lokeni Toailoa and Breland Brandt, his two Ground Zero teammates.

"We all hung out and had a great time spending time together," said Toailoa.  "This was the best weekend for us to go because we're going in January, so this was the weekend we fit it in.  Our dad came out too and he's excited to have me and Lokeni going together and being close by."

Toailoa said that safety is where the Bruin coaches want him.

"This weekend they told me that I'm going in and I'm playing safety for sure for them," said Toailoa.  "I just have to take care of what I've got to do to be ready.  I mean, I would like to be able to play right away, but if I have to redshirt, I have no problem with that and being prepared to play as a redshirt freshman."

Toailoa measured 6-1.5, 195, and said he's eager to get on campus and getting into the Bruins off-season program before startingi spring ball.

"It's crazy that we're starting college next month but we're excited for the opportunity and ready to work hard," said Toailoa.

Toailoa said the time with the coaches was also a big part of their weekend.

"We talked mostly with Coach Meat (Demetrice Martin) and Coach (Scott) White, and they're great guys," said Toailoa.  "This morning, we had breakfast at Coach (Jim) Mora's house before we left.  Coach Meat, Coach White and Coach Mora came out a couple weeks ago for our in-home visit."

Toailoa said he's excited to play for Mora.

"He's a nice dude and a great man," said Toailoa.


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