Tonga Gets Good News on Trip

Aulola Tonga, the 6-3, 200-pound safety and linebacker prospect from Kahukua (Hawaii) High, had his recruitment shaken up on his official visit to UCLA this weekend, and a decision could be coming soon...

Kahuku (Hawaii) safety Aulola Tonga (6-3, 200), had a productive official visit to UCLA, his first official trip.

"UCLA was fun, it was a good time there. It's just a little cooler out there compared to Hawaii. The campus is nice, it was really nice. All the facilities are nice, and the cafeteria is good. I had a good time on the trip," said Tonga.

More importantly for Tonga, he left Westwood with an offer from the Bruins.

"They offered me as a safety but with the strength & conditioning program, it's very good, so I could move to linebacker. It really doesn't matter to me."

Tonga was hosted by Aundre Dean and also spent ample time with Coach (Rick) Neuheisel and Coach (Norm) Chow.

"I got to talk with Coach Chow and Coach Neuheisel a lot. And I met Jayson Allmond and Stan McKay. Aundre Dean was my host, and he's the man. He loves it there and he was talking about what it's like to be there from out of state. I think he may end up starting next year."

Tonga said he didn't commit on the visit, but the Bruins moved to the top of his list.

"I'm thinking about committing there this week," said Tonga. "I don't know if I'll visit Washington. I think I may end up committing to UCLA in the next week."

Norm Chow will be visiting Tonga this week in Hawaii.

"Coach Chow comes this week for an in-home. I'll see what's up when I get home but I may have my decision before then," said Tonga


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