Prospect Names Top Two

One of the top athletes on the West Coast regardless of position is San Leandro (Calif.) High's <b>Sekeli Faaeteete</b>. He lists a top three and a top two schools among those three...

Sekeli Faaeteete, 6-2, 210 pounds, is one of the most versatile players in the west region and could play a number of positions in college. We currently list him as the top fullback prospect in the West but he's also a very talented linebacker-safety and is getting looks on both sides of the ball.

"Everyone is recruiting me as an athlete right now," Faaeteete said. "The schools just want to get me up there and then find a place for me. I don't really have a preference although I would love to try and play both ways."

It may not be known what side of the ball Faaeteete will play on but it's more than likely he'll stay in-state to play his college ball.

"UCLA, USC and Cal are my top three," Faaeteete said. "I took an unofficial visit to the two L.A schools awhile back and really liked it there.

"At USC, I love the way they recruit. The coaches have a lot of passion and the team is very businesslike. Their weight training program is great as well and Coach (Pete) Carroll and Coach (Steve) Sarkisian are both very personable and easy to talk with.

"At UCLA, I like the coaching staff a lot and the direction the program is going in. I got to hang out with Jarrad (Page, former teammate) and he really likes it there. It's a great academic school and I like Coach (John) Embree a lot. He's the one recruiting me and I like the way he talks to me. Plus they were the one school that said they'll give me a shot to play both ways so I'm loving that.

"Right now, those two are tied at the top but I couldn't decide between the two right now."

As for the local favorite?

"Cal is a great school as well," Faaeteete said. "I like Coach Tedford a lot. He's building a winner and is making a strong effort to try and keep all the top local players from leaving the area. He did an amazing job last year and I know he'll continue to win in the future. They may be third on my list but it's close and all three are basically even.

"Right now, my plan is to just watch how the three teams do on the field and then take official visits to each. Wherever I feel the most comfortable and where I feel gives me the best chance to win, that's where I'll commit to."

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