Malele Has Pac-10 List

The standout lineman from Carson, <b>Norris Malele</b>, said he has been offered by all of his favorites -- almost the entire Pac-10. He'll take an unofficial visit to one of them this weekend...

Having already gone through the recruiting process when his cousin Matt was being wooed by multiple schools last year, Carson defensive tackle Norris Malele (6-3, 290) knew what to expect when September 1st came around.

"I'm used to it," Malele said. " I knew that a lot of schools would call, want you to come visit. I went through it with Matt, so I was ready."

And like Matt, Norris is hearing from a variety of schools, mainly on the West Coast, with a couple of SEC schools in the mix, too.

"My top schools are UCLA, California, Washington, Oregon State, Oregon, USC, Colorado and Arizona. I also like Utah, Wyoming, Florida and Tennessee."

Malele has about a dozen offers, from seven Pac-10 schools (including UCLA) and some others. He indicated that Tennessee could be offering soon.

"Matt told me about Tennessee. I am going to try and get to one of their games. 100,000 people, man that's crazy," said Malele.

Already, Malele has one trip set up, to Washington in November. He expects to take one to Tennessee, and will pick the other three in the next couple months. He doesn't expect to take a trip to UCLA or USC, as he has been to their campuses several times.

"I know what UCLA and USC are like, so I want to see some other schools I haven't had a chance to yet," said Malele.

He is going to be in the Bay Area this weekend, when USC visits Cal, and he is excited about the unofficial trip. "I'll hang out with Matt some and watch the game. He is redshirting but they have good plans for him."

While Malele is a top-rated defensive tackle, he could play some offensive guard in college, but his heart remains on the defensive side of the ball.

He is trying to get focused for Carson's next couple games, coming off a minor sprain of his knee against Taft.

Malele has a 3.0 GPA and scored a 910 SAT, which qualifies him academically by NCAA standards.


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