Three Equal for Kaveinga

Coming off a very impressive week at the Under Armour All-American game the recruitment of Uona Kaveinga is really starting to heat up. Kaveinga, a four-star linebacker from Leuzinger HS (CA), committed to the UCLA Bruins back in March but now says that UCLA, USC and BYU are all even at the top.

Coming off a very impressive week at the Under Armour All-American game the recruitment of Uona Kaveinga is really starting to heat up. Kaveinga, a four-star linebacker from Leuzinger HS (CA), committed to the UCLA Bruins back in March but now says that UCLA, USC and BYU are all even at the top. "I opened up the recruitment," Kaveinga said. "All three schools are equal right now."

From most accounts Kaveinga was the top linebacker for Team Red at the Under Armour All-American game this past weekend. "I knew there was going to be a lot of talented players so I just went out and competed as hard as I could," said Kaveinga.

The 6-1, 225-pound linebacker really opened some eyes with his sideline to sideline speed and his hitting ability. Kaveinga has the ability to play either outside or middle linebacker at the next level and received rave reviews from the Red Team coaches for his tenacity and ability to shutdown the run.

Kaveinga was happy to hear that UCLA retained defensive coordinator DeWayne Walker but said he hasn't talked with the Bruins since the hiring of Rick Neuheisel.

When asked what stood out about his other top two schools Kaveinga replied, "USC is a great school and they are really consistent and BYU because I am Mormon. I am a Latter-day Saint and they share the values that I have."

Kaveinga said he has been really drawn to the way the USC coaches take care of business but also keep things loose. "I like how they compete and how the practices are fun," said Kaveinga. "I like Coach Norton. He's really a player's coach."

The confidence and trust that Pete Carroll has in his players is also something that Kaveinga has been impressed by. "I like the way he knows how to win ball games and he believes that his players are the best and he feels he can match up with any team in the nation and win," Kaveinga said of Carroll.

The highly sought after linebacker plans to visit BYU the weekend of Jan.11th and USC on Jan.18th or Jan.25th.

When asked what he is looking for in a school, Kaveinga explained, "Where I can contribute to the team and go to the program or school that can bring the best out of me on the college level."

The recruitment for this playmaking linebacker could go all the way down to letter of intent day. "I think I will probably decide the last week of January or first week of February," said Kaveinga.

You can be sure that fans of all three schools will be waiting on the edge of their seats until Kaveinga makes his official commitment.


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