Defensive Tackle Narrowing it Down

The 6-1, 290-pound defensive tackle prospect, <b>Fevaea'I Ahmu</b>, has taken one official visit and has a good idea about which schools will receive the other four. He's the 24th-ranked defensive tackle in the country...

Though the pickings are slim amongst defensive tackles, UCLA has yet to offer San Diego (Calif.) Serra defensive tackle Fevaea'I Ahmu (6-1, 290) in writing.

However, the Bruin coaching staff is staying on top of the situation with Ahmu, and the verbal offer has allowed them to stay in it with Ahmu.

"Yeah, UCLA offered me verbally during the summer, but they haven't officially offered me yet, but it's cool, I'm still looking at them a lot," said Ahmu, the 24th ranked defensive tackle in the country.

Strong showings at the San Diego State Nike Camp, the SDSU Lineman's Camp, UCLA's 1-Day Camp, and USC's 2-Day Camp got Ahmu on UCLA's radar early this summer, and he picked up steam when he got offers from hometown San Diego State as well as Arizona.

Colorado, Washington and Washington State followed suit not too long after.

"Arizona is my leader. I had a real good time when I visited. But it's the only school I've been to. I want to see some of the other schools."

One of those schools he will visit is Colorado, where he is heading this weekend. He has set up trips to Washington State next weekend, then San Diego State the first weekend in December.

As for his final trip, Ahmu said he would probably visit UCLA. He said, "UCLA was my favorite growing up. They are still one of my top schools, and I think I will probably visit there my last one, but I don't know when."

Brian Schneider is recruiting Ahmu, but he has had contact with Don Johnson. "I like both Coach Schneider and Coach Johnson. I met them at the camp and really liked them," said Ahmu.

While he was anxious for more offers, he is not anxious to commit anywhere. "Nah, I want to take my trips. I'll decide after they are done."

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

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