Vegas Athlete Looking at UCLA

Henderson (Nev.) Liberty defensive end Sam Tai, a 6-4, 240-pounder who even plays a little quarterback, has five offers and he will camp at UCLA on Sunday...

One of the more versatile big athletes in Nevada in the 2011 class is Henderson (Nev.) Liberty defensive end Sam Tai (6-4, 240).

Tai even dabbled in some quarterback last fall for Liberty, but defensive end is where he'll play in college.

He holds five offers from around the West.

"I've got offers from San Diego State, Wyoming, Idaho, UNLV and Southern Utah," said Tai. "All of them are as a defensive end, but I talked to UNLV and they're looking at me more as an athlete, and using me more wherever they need me to be."

And a host of Pac-10 schools are showing interest in him.

"UCLA and Washington are the biggest," said Tai. "And I like Arizona and Arizona State. I've been invited to all of their camps, and I'll be going to as many as I can."

Tai will be at UCLA's camp on Sunday and then at Washington's camp in late-June, and plans to visit Arizona State for a camp.

"I don't really have a favorite right now, so everyone who is looking at me, I'm looking at them," said Tai. "I'm open to UNLV and staying in my backyard, but if a better opportunity comes, I'll take a look at it. I just want to play football at the D-I level."

Last fall, Tai had four sacks and 32 tackles for Liberty, while also playing quarterback.

Academically, he has a 3.5 GPA and scored a 21 on the ACT and a 1400 on the SAT.


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