Lolohea Turning Heads With His Abilities

After a solid first season at the college level, Los Angeles Valley DL Jonathan Lolohea (6-3, 310) has started to attract the attention of four-year schools...

Since he's a freshman, Lolohea could leave this coming summer, but since a lot of schools aren't aware of that, it's taken a while for four-year coaches to begin to show him interest, but that has changed over the past month or so.

"Most schools are still evaluating my transcripts," Lolohea told recently. "So far my three offers are Northern Colorado, Northern Arizona and Florida A&M and Oklahoma State, Arizona and Syracuse and there are a bunch of other schools too, but they are all just evaluating me and my transcripts, so they are interested, but they haven't offered yet."

This season, Lolohea used his size and quickness to play both defensive end and defensive tackle to post 11 tackles, 5 tackles-for-loss and 2.5 sacks while working his way into the Monarch's defensive line rotation.

"I played end when we were in a 3-4 and I played tackle when we went to a 4-3," Lolohea said.  "I'm quick for my size and I am able to see blocks and react off of them. I took a lot of double teams and triple teams due to me being the biggest on our defensive line."

Lolohea prepped in Hawaii and was unable to get qualified, so he decided to take the JC route, but even that didn't go as planned.

"Well I grey-shirted at Mt. San Antonio, but I felt like God was telling me to take my future some where else and that's when I knew that God wanted me to be a Monarch.

"Greyshirting also allowed me to get ahead on my academics and that's why I could leave this summer if the right opportunity comes along."

Should he decide to sign with a school this summer, Lolohea would have three years to play three starting in the fall.

We'll continue to keep tabs on Lolohea and his progress over the next few months and we will udpate news on him as it happens.

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