Badgers Will Fight For Toailoa

Already sitting on over a dozen scholarships before beginning his junior year, Rialto (CA) Carter junior middle linebacker Lokeni Toailoa is the top ranked player at his position for the 2016 class, and Wisconsin is ready to recruit him hard.

Some of the best talent around the nation comes from the West. With all the ties the Wisconsin coaching staff has out there, they are looking to start to reel in some of that top talent, like Rialto (CA) Carter junior middle linebacker Lokeni Toailoa.

“They gave me their number through Twitter since they could finally contact me and told me to give them a call,” Toailoa told BadgerNation. “They told me that I have an offer from them and that they know it will be a battle, but they’re jumping into the fight.

“They are a pretty well-known, dominant, respectable program in football. Like any offer, it is huge, so many people dream of being in my position, but it is a pretty big offer. I mean it is Wisconsin!”

The 6-2, 225-pound highly-touted linebacker sits as the No. 1 overall middle linebacker in the nation and a four-star recruit, but is looking to put his recruitment on the back burner and focus on his season.

“Honestly, I can’t give a straight answer to if I might visit Wisconsin,” said Toailoa. “I’m slowing down my recruiting process and just focusing on my team. I don’t plan on making any decisions like that till after my season. Not as now, I don’t have any visits set this fall.”

While the season has began for many high school athletes, it has yet to start for Toailoa. He is poised on having a big year and in order for that to happen, he plans on taking his game to the next level.

“The team is solid,” said Toailoa. “We have nine returners on both sides of the ball. We have our first game this Friday and … I’m involved more offensively this time. I need to work on everything. My main focus all off season was trying to take my game to a whole new level. I would say I have a nose for the ball and I’m always finishing on it wherever it may be though.”


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