Utah OL Has UCLA Offer

Provo (Utah) Timpview offensive lineman Xavier Su'a-Filo, the #14-ranked offensive tackle by Scout.com, is planning a busy next few months as he works on his recruiting list, including a potential visit to UCLA...

Provo (Utah) Timpview offensive lineman Xavier Su'a-Filo (6-4.5, 280) has no worries that he'll pick the right college for him. For Su'a-Filo, the bigger question is when it will happen.

"I haven't thought about the timetable," said Su'a-Filo, who owns 20 written offers. "I was actually thinking about waiting until after my season. I've been invited to the ESPN UnderArmour All-America Game at the Citrus Bowl (in Orlando), so it should be around that time that I come close to deciding. But I haven't really thought about it that much."

Su'a-Filo camped at two schools last summer, USC and LSU, and it planning on more camps or unofficial visits in the months ahead.

"I'm going to try and go hit USC and UCLA, and go to a few camps down south like LSU and Auburn and maybe some schools back east," said Su'a-Filo. "As far as camps go, LSU and USC I camped at last year and I'm going to return to them. I'm going to Miami, Florida and Notre Dame hopefully for camps."

The Beehive State native received his first two offers from BYU and Utah, and the homestate schools are tugging at his heart.

"I am feeling BYU and Utah a little bit," said Su'a-Filo. "I already know what Utah and BYU are about since I've been there so many times. I'm trying to see what other schools have about them. But I'm looking at BYU and Utah for sure. I'm just trying to find the best fit for me, to help contribute to a team and to help fit in."

Some of the other schools standing out for Su'a-Filo include Stanford, LSU, USC, Notre Dame, Tennessee, UCLA and his "dream school", Miami.

"Those are some of the other schools I'm liking right now," said Su'a-Filo. "UCLA and Coach Norm Chow have been writing me and they offered. Coach Chow, I've heard that he was at BYU and then he was with the Tennessee Titans, so it's an honor hearing from him.

Su'a-Filo was at Stanford's second Junior Day earlier this month, and his visit to Palo Alto went well.

"It was pretty awesome, I was really excited about it," said Su'a-Filo. "I had heard that it was their second Junior Day and they didn't invite that many players, so to be invited was an honor. I liked what Coach (Jim) Harbaugh had to say."

Su'a-Filo said he's been playing right tackle, but this year he's moving to left tackle. Where he plays in college, he acknowledges, is still up in the air.

"Depending on my size, weight and speed, I'd like to stay at tackle," said Su'a-Filo. "But there has been talk about moving inside to center. The main thing for me is I want to keep my upper body strength and my speed. Colleges haven't been real specific for where they want me to play position-wise."

For now, Su'a-Filo is focused more on Timpview's efforts for another state title.

"Really, I want to finish my senior year with my team as my focus," said Su'a-Filo. "My school has won a 4A title in back-to-back years and we want to win a third one."

An excellent student, Su'a-Filo has a 3.5 and said he's taken the ACT once, but plans to retake it to score in the 25-30 range.

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