Playoffs are main concern for Cerritos OT

He's been one of the steadiest offensive linemen in the California JUCO ranks this season and schools from across the country have begun to take notice, but for now, Cerritos OT Fou Fonoti (6-5, 295) has chosen to focus more on helping the Falcons make a run at a state championship. spoke to the talented prospect recently and he updated us on things…

"Right now, we're getting ready to face Saddleback and we're blessed to get a second chance at playing the team that gave us our first loss this season," Fonoti told "They beat us at our place during our homecoming so this is our chance at redemption when we play them down there.

"They are a good team, so we won't be able to go in there and just show up. We will have to play well, but we'll keep battling to the end no matter what."

On the recruiting front, Fonoti maintains the five offers he had through the first two months of the season – Washington State, Arizona, Florida International, Houston and New Mexico – but he said a handful of other schools have come into the picture as well.

"Michigan State has been talking to me a lot and I'm getting to know the coaches there better," Fonoti said. "I talked to Kansas State's offensive line coach and the other day I got to talk to the Auburn offensive line coach about things.

"(Auburn) loses four offensive linemen after this season, so they are looking for someone to come in and challenge for playing time and he said some guys have speed and some guys have strength, but he said he doesn't see a lot of guys with my feet and how athletic I am so that's why he likes me a lot.

"He asked me, if I had a chance, he wanted to know if I would come play for the SEC and that he felt they were the toughest football conference in the country and I couldn't agree with him more."

Fonoti said he hasn't really considered which four schools he will visit before he makes a decision – he's already visited Washington State – but said he will likely set them up once his season is completed.

We'll have more from Fonoti in the coming weeks as he gets closer to signing with a school.

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