2019 DT Reese Silofau Eager To Bounce Back

Oct. 6 -- Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian 2019 defensive tackle Reese Silofau is eager already to bounce back from a knee injury costing him the rest of his sophomore year...

Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian 2019 defensive tackle Reese Silofau suffered a season-ending knee injury in September.


But Silofau is learning more about the position and helping his coaches.

The sophomore holds an offer from BYU, camped with both USC and UCLA and talked about the early steps of the recruiting process and being ready to bounce back.

On schools in contact:

So far, Notre Dame and Washington have been keeping up with me. Washington State was interested and Oregon State.  Western schools really.

On the Los Angeles schools:

I haven't gotten anything from them, but hopefully soon.

On camping with UCLA:

I loved it, it was fun. It was hyped. Same with USC, it was fun too.  I did both linemen camps.


On his knee rehab:

I'll be back next season for sure, but right now I'm just working it and seeing how fast it will healed.  It's bad right now but I'm just working my way up.

On if he'll be back for the spring:

There could be a possibility, but i don't want to rush it.  

On any positives:

Even now, I'm not participating but I'm helping coach the D-Line and the O-Line in practice and games.

On the defensive struggles since out:

Of course it's tough, you want to be out there but you can't be there. You wish you could get a robotic leg.

On who offered him from BYU:

It was the old staff, they're at Virginia now.  I haven't gotten anything (from Virginia).

On who he talks to at BYU:

I talk to the recruiting coordinator and Coach (Kalani) Sitake.

On defensive minded head coaches:

I love defensive coaches. They're more aggressive, more fun to be around. They're aggressive and love going at it.

On his current size:

6-2, 275. Staying away from salty stuff, to keep the swelling down.

On if he'll get to USC or UCLA games:

I'm trying to go to the Battle of L.A. for USC-UCLA.

On if he preferred one L.A. school over the other:

My grandpa went to USC, my uncle went to USC, my family was all USC and I grew up at USC.  My grandpa ran track and my uncle was Troy Polamalu.  

On who he talks to at UCLA:

Mostly Kennedy Polamalu.

On his academics:

I'm doing pretty good this year, sophomore year is pretty easy.  

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