Now the USC staff is starting to see it.
USC defensive line coach Ed Orgeron has turned up the dial recently in the recruitment of Leniu, a Scout.com three-star prospect.
"It's been going great," Leniu told FOX Sports' SCPlaybook after Bosco defeated Loyola on Friday night. "[Orgeron] has been talking to me a lot the last couple of weeks, telling me to come out to his practices and games.
"It's been good, they've been in touch with me a lot."
Leniu is taking an official visit Sep. 21 to Washington State. The Cougars are his lone offer in the Pac-12. "They're supposed to surprise me, show me a lot of good things," Leniu said.
He admitted that though USC hasn't offered and are late to his recruitment, they'd be a legitimate option for him if an offer does come. "I'm just trying to keep it all open and be fair to everybody," he said.
The 6-foot-1 235-pound linebacker says the Trojans like his a nose for the ball as well as his ability to make reads and plays.
Other than his trip to Washington State, Leniu does not currently have any other visits scheduled.