With three offers, Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde offensive tackle Poasi Moala couldn't exactly be called an under-the-radar prospect, but after a solid off-season, including a strong performance at the SoCal Nike Football Training Camp, his recruitment could be on the rise.
"I have three offers right now, from San Diego State, Washington State, and Oregon State, and they are all programs I'm looking at. I like everything about them. I'm still looking right now, though, it's too early to have any favorites. I'm focusing on the season," he said.
Though his options are open, there is one specific thing Moala will be searching for in a football program.
"The first thing I'm looking at is the depth chart, to see who would be in front of me. I want to play as early as possible, and would love the chance to play as a true freshman," he said.
Though he currently plays on the offensive line and hopes to stay there in college, he says that "everyone keeps telling [him] that [he'll] probably play left tackle or defensive end."
The 6'5", 270 lb. prospect is looking forward to Rancho Verde spring football practices, as he is hearing that a good number of college football coaches will be in attendance.
"I've heard that USC, Washington, Boise State, and Colorado would be at spring practices. Pac-12 schools come down every year, and having those coaches there makes me feel more hyped, like I have to show out," he said.
He isn't wasting any time in preparation for his moment to shine, as he's been training with his Mustang teammates for a few months, as well as spending his weekends working out with Prime Time Polynesian.
"My biggest strength is my quickness; it's my advantage on the offensive line. In the off-season, I've been working on my kick step and my punch, out here at Prime Time Polynesian training, getting some work in. We've been working in the off-season at Rancho Verde since February," he said.
Aside from practice, Moala hasn't set aside specific dates for camps or visits, but is planning on taking a few trips