Wolokolie is still looking for a home

It's hard to believe, but CCSF S Rufus Wolokolie (6-1, 210) is still looking for a place to play this coming fall. After two solid seasons for the Rams, he's got the skill-set and knowledge to be a real contributor at the next level, but at this point he's just waiting for schools to realize he's still available...

Wolokolie enjoyed a solid prep career at one of the top high school programs in northern California, Bellarmine College Prep in San Jose and he was a full-qualifier, but he didn't get a lot of recruiting attention, so he decided to head to City College of San Francisco to continue his football career.

"When I didn't get the looks, I started to look around at JC programs and my cousin was here and said it was a good place and a good program, so I decided to come and it was a great experience for me," Wolokolie told JCFootball.com. "I learned a lot and I feel like I got better every day because we have such good players here and we play against to teams almost every week."

As a sophomore this past season while playing both safety spots, Wolokolie totaled 55 tackles and three interceptions, using his outstanding instincts and ball-skills to be a real leader in the deep patrol on a team that went 10-2 and lost in the state championship game.

"In our scheme, our safeties are interchangeable, so you have to know how to do both," Wolokolie noted. "I'm probably a little bit better in the box because I played linebacker in high school so I've always been a good tackler, but I can play in space and in coverage as well. It's not a big deal to me. I feel I can be successful deep or up close. It doesn't matter to me."

On the recruiting front, interest has waned in his abilities, but he's been talking a little bit with Western Alabama, but he hopes someone comes along and takes a chance on him.

"I'm open to everyone that likes me and I feel like I can play anywhere," Wolokolie said. "I just hope someone give me a shot because if they do, they will have a player who is hungry to get it done and to show that I belong there."

Wolokolie was a full-qualifier out of high school, but he will need to stay until the end of the quarter, which ends on June 29th, and he will have three years to play two starting this fall.

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