Scouting Report: Although he plays tackle in high school, Bainivalu's best position in college is at guard with the chance he could play some right tackle if the need arises. What really sets Bainivalu apart from other prospects is his mean streak. He's aggressive and he plays to the whistle, but he's athletic enough to get to the second level of the defense and he always seems to get a block to free up the tailback or quarterback for a big play. While he's no slouch in the weight room, Bainivalu, like most high school linemen, has a lot of room to reach his full potential from a strength standpoint and that's nothing but bad news for future opposing defensive linemen.
Top Schools: It's long been believed that Washington had the inside track. His family would like him close and he has a great relationship with the Husky coaching staff. However, with offers from Michigan and Nebraska and with strong pushes by UCLA, Oregon and California, the Dawgs are in for a long battle in this one.