Two-Way Lineman Has Tight Top Five

Sione Fua, the 6-3, 295-pound two-lineman from Encino (Calif.) Crespi, has a nice, tight list of five favorite schools that he's considering, and four of them are in the Pac-10...

Encino (Calif.) Crespi two-way lineman Sione Fua (6-3, 295) said his recruitment has basically stayed the same throughout his senior year.

"It's basically the same schools I've been hearing from," said Fua. "BYU, Stanford, Cal, UCLA and USC is really who I'm looking at."

Fua has offers from the Bears, Cardinal, Bruins and Cougars and is waiting for an offer from the Trojans.

"Even if USC offered, it would make all five schools pretty equal. They are all still pretty equal right now," said Fua. "I need to take my trips and get a better feel for the schools before I narrow it down."

Fua has yet to set his official visits, waiting to do so after the season.

"I haven't really decided where I'm going to take my trips when," said Fua. "I know it won't be until after the season. Hopefully, we keep rolling throughout the playoffs and I take my trips later."

Playing both ways for Crespi, Fua has seen action at defensive tackle and on the offensive line for the Celts. An ankle injury cost Fua much of the early part of the season. "I got a high ankle sprain and missed a few games early in the season. But I'm feeling a lot better. The ankle is close to 100% and I can hardly tell," said Fua.

Fua said he has yet to decide which side of the ball he will play on in college but has his preferences. "I'm probably going to play on offense in college," said Fua. "I'll either play guard or center."

Another issue in Fua's recruitment is the timing of his Mormon mission. "I'll probably go for a year, then go and take my mission. Wherever I choose (out of high school), I'll go back when I'm done with my mission," said Fua.

He indicated that he has plans to take all five of his official trips. "It's not anything really specific that I'm going to be looking at. Hopefully, I'll get that feeling when I'm at the school I choose. I do kind of prefer to stay on the West Coast though," said Fua.

Fua attended UCLA's home contest with Cal, where he was able to see two of his top five schools in action.

Academically, Fua is a fine shape, sporting a 4.0 GPA and taking the SAT in November.


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