Lineman Ahmu Emerging as Elite

The 6-0, 290-pound defensive tackle from San Diego (Calif.) Serra, <b>Fevaea'i Ahmu</b>, is emerging as one of the best DL prospects in California. He has some Pac-10 offers, and said that UCLA is recruiting him hard...

Fevaea'i Ahmu, 6-0, 290, San Diego (Calif.) Serra, is ranked as the 26th best prospect out west this year and he was dominant at the USC overnight camp a few weeks back. He was giving opposing offensive lineman fits all camp long as he simply overpowered them to get to the inanimate quarterback.

Fevaea'i is a player with a major mean streak. He is a bull-rush type lineman that has a low-center of gravity and uses that combined with his lower body strength to his advantage.

Fevaea'i has written offers from Arizona and San Diego State. He has verbal offers from Colorado and UCLA. "I like USC, UCLA, San Diego State, Colorado, and Arizona," said Ahmu. "I don't have a leader. They are all the same to me."

This summer, he has attended the San Diego State Nike Combine, the 'SC and UCLA elite camps, plus the Aztecs' Lineman Camp. He says of the schools after him that UCLA, SDSU, and Arizona are recruiting him the hardest. His family does not seem to have a preference where he goes. "My family likes all of the schools. They might like SDSU and UCLA a little better because they are closer, but they would be happy with me going to any of them."

He had a very good experience at the UCLA one-day camp. "At UCLA, I really liked the environement. Coach Dorrell is like a Father-type coach. He is real relaxed and really the whole atmosphere there is relaxed and laid-back. I really like that."

Coach Brian Schneider is recruiting him for the Bruins.

The USC one-day event also made a strong impression on him. "I like the coaches there and I like their up-tempo style. I love the way their team plays. The campus and dorms are great."

Ahmu says he will know when it is time to commit. "I would like to take my visits. I am not saying I will take all of them, though. If I find a place that really catches my eye then I will probably go ahead and make my decision."


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