Defensive Tackle Ahmu Has Offers

One of the best defensive tackles in the west is 6-0, 290-pound <b>Fevaea'I Ahmu</b> from San Diego (Calif.) Serra. Ahmu benefitted from a high-profile summer, garnering scholarship offers as a result. How does UCLA look for him?

One who benefitted from the summer camp tour was San Diego (Calif.) Serra defensive tackle Fevaea'I Ahmu (6-0, 290).

Strong showings at the San Diego Nike Camp, the SDSU Lineman Camp, UCLA's 1-Day Camp, and USC's 2-Day Camp gave Ahmu some serious exposure, after flying somewhat under the radar before the Camp season began.

"I felt like I did real well at the camps," he said. "I did great in the one-on-ones. After the way I did this summer, I got a lot of letters from schools I wasn't hearing from."

Ahmu has two official offers, and three verbal offers. The officials are from the hometown Aztecs, as well as Arizona. Meanwhile, UCLA, Washington and Colorado have verbally offered him a scholarship.

He said, "Those schools are the top five schools I'm looking at. UCLA and San Diego State are probably my two leaders right now. But I haven't seen the other schools yet."

He has set up visits for the fall with Washington, Colorado and San Diego State, though the dates weren't certain. Ahmu said trips to Arizona and UCLA would be set up down the line.

Arguably the most dominant linemen at UCLA's 1-Day Camp in June, Ahmu showed a strong rushing ability with a mean streak, reminding many of C.J. Niusulu. His time at the camp was enjoyable too, as he liked working with defensive line coach Don Johnson.

"Coach Johnson is a really cool guy," Ahmu said. "He showed me some stuff that will make me better. Coach (Brian) Schneider is recruiting me. I always like talking to him. One of the things that is important is how I feel with the coaching staff, and if I am comfortable with them. I am real comfortable with the UCLA coaches. I like all the coaches from the schools really. They all have been honest with me."

Ahmu had 90 tackles as a junior with 10 sacks. This year he has his sights set on more.

"We have a pretty strong team this year. We're looking real good. We have 9 senior starters back on defense, and one underclassmen, who was a starter. We're going to be tough to run on. I'm playing nose guard this year, but I'll play tackle in college. This year I want to break 100 tackles and double digit sacks again."

While he would like to take all five of his trips, Ahmu said if he likes a school when visiting, he'd commit if it felt right. "My family wants me to stay in the west, that's why all the schools I'm looking at are out here. So I'll just see where it feels right."

Ahmu has a 980 SAT score and a 3.3 GPA, with designs to major somewhere in the medical field.

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