2016 Laney DT Nakita Lealao took an unofficial visit to Fresno State over the weekend

2016 Laney DT Nakita Lealao (6-2, 280) took an unofficial visit to Fresno State over the weekend and he updated JCFootball.com about where things currently stand on the recruiting front...

"Man, I had a great time," Nakita Lealao told JCFootball.com. "They showed me a lot of love. We took a tour around the weight room and they took me inside the locker room before the game to get a feeling of it all.

"We also went on the sideline (before the game), that was fun."

So far, the Bulldogs and Colorado State are the only two schools to offer the talented defensive tackle prospect, but he has also been hearing from Texas State, UNLV and Utah State.

"Texas State and UNLV are both trying to trip me and they are planning to come see me this week," Lealao said.

So far this season, while playing in five games, Lealao has totaled five tackles, three sacks, four tackles-for-loss, one fumble recovery and two pass breakups from his nose tackle spot.

"I graduated 2011 and I played the 2011 season at Laney and I started every game," Lealao said back in the summer. "After that season, I left for my church mission in 2012 (to Samoa) and I came back last fall, during the season, so I was here for spring ball."

During his freshman season at Laney back in 2011, Lealao handled nose tackle duties, starting every game and he earning Freshman Defensive Player of the Year honors after posting 52 tackles, six sacks and two forced fumbles.

"I play nose tackle right now, but most coaches are recruiting me for the three-tech spot," Lealao noted. "We run a 3-4 so they have me moving all over the d-line.

"I have a non-stop motor. Pass-rushing is probably my biggest strength right now, but I've been focusing a lot on stopping the run because I know that's what needs to happen first.

"We have been working a lot of the 'Bang' technique which is a run-stop defense and I have also been working on a lot of hand placement and getting stronger in the weight room."

Lealao is on pace to finish up his academic work this December and he will have three years to play two following the 2015 football season.


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