Poasa moves mountains for Harbor

L.A. Harbor OG Trinidad Poasa (6-2, 320) is a versatile road-grader who can play almost anywhere along the offensive line, but he knows where his bread is buttered and he's already getting looks from schools all over the west. JCFootball.com caught up with Poasa recently and he updated us on things including what he loves best about playing inside.

"Playing inside is the best," Poasa told JCFootball.com recently. "I played tackle (at Harbor) last year, but it was more because we needed someone out there. We were thin depth-wise, so I moved out there, but this year I moved back inside because we have a couple of really good players on the edges.

"I love playing inside because you can be really aggressive and just go at the guy on front of you. At tackle, you sorta let the guy come to you in a lot of situations and I didn't like that as much."

After he graduated from high school, Poasa decided to join his uncle at L.A. Harbor to do what he could to earn a D-1 scholarship offer.

"My uncle is the D-line coach here," Poasa said. "I've been really happy here because of the coaches, the players and just feeling comfortable."

This past summer, Poasa, who already benches 460 pounds and squats over 500, worked on the one area of his game that he thought he needed to improve.

"Footwork and more footwork," Poasa admitted with a chuckle. "I did speed drills, speed ladders, agility drills, everything. I really wanted to get my feet as good as everything else and I think I did that pretty well."

So far, Poasa's hard work hasn't paid off in a scholarship offer, but he is getting some heavy interest from several schools.

"Oregon, Oregon State, New Mexico, Idaho and Boise State are the schools contacting me," Poasa said. "Washington State recruited me out of high school and they have sent me some things, but I haven't spoken to them yet."

Poasa is on pace to graduate in May and he'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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