Asuega hopes for a D-1 opportunity

Mt. San Antonio won the National Championship over the weekend and one of the reasons was their defense and more specifically, their defensive line. DL Kapono Asuega (6-0, 260) was solid for the Mounties over the past two seasons and he's hearing from a few D-1 programs, but none have offered at this point...

Asuega was a non-qualifier after a solid prep career at Orange (Ca.) Lutheran High School and decided to head to Mt. San Antonio for a number of reasons not the least of which was the culture of competition in the Mountie football program.

"At Mt. SAC, you don't have anything handed to you," Asuega told JCFootball.com recently. "They don't give you anything, you have to earn it and it's what I really believe in."

As a sophomore this fall, Asuega showed his outstanding quickness and strength, posting 27 tackles, six tackles-for-loss and five sacks while playing in the middle for the Mounties.

"I played the three and the one-tech spots for us this year," Asuega noted. "I have a quick first step and I play hard and I play all the way to the whistle.

"The coaches like my instincts and my explosion and I hope that helps me get some more attention."

On the recruiting front, Asuega has hauled in one offer and is getting some attention from some other schools as well.

"Gardner-Webb, a school from North Carolina, they were the first school to offer me," Asuega said. "I'm also talking a little with Middle Tennessee, New Mexico, Oregon State, Hawaii and Sacramento State too."

Asuega is on pace to finish up his classes in May and he will have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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