Signing Day Decision for Lealaimatafao

Field Reporter
Posted Feb 3, 2014


San Antonio (Texas) Warren defensive tackle Trey Lealaimatafao will announce his decision on Wednesday, National Signing Day...

His January has been a whirlwind, but a college decision for San Antonio (Texas) Warren defensive tackle Trey Lealaimatafao will come down to National Signing Day.

The one time Texas commit says he is now down to three schools and will announce Wednesday morning at around 8:30 A.M. CST in Arlington, Texas.

"LSU, Oregon, or UCLA. I'm picking a hat at the International Bowl Signing Day Event," he said via text.

The 6-foot-1, 290-pound prospect, one of the Midlands top ten defensive tackles, has visited all three programs, though per Scout's Brandon Huffman, UCLA has filled their defensive tackle spot in the 2014 class.

Lealaimatafao visited both Oregon and LSU in January. On the 17th, the three-star athlete headed to Baton Rouge and spent time talking with head coach Les Miles.

"Coach Miles told me I was No. 1 on their recruiting board and spent a lot of time with me. He took me to the top of the stadium and gave me a tour around campus, just me and him," said Lealaimatafao to TigerDigest.com's Hunter Paniagua.

On the 23rd, Lealaimatafao headed to Eugene and remains a top target on Oregon's big board. Both schools have also had in-home visits with the prospect.

Whatever school lands Lealaimatafao will be getting a versatile, explosive defensive lineman, according to National Recruiting Analyst Greg Powers.

"Lealaimatafao is a big-gap plugging defensive tackle, who is built more like a nose guard and is a defensive lineman who chews up space and controls the middle of the field. He is on the shorter side, but he uses that to his advantage. He plays with good leverage. He has explosion and pop off the line. Teams try to avoid him when possible, but he is still able to make a good amount of plays behind the line of scrimmage, averaging two per game."

The athlete finished his senior season with 61 total tackles in twelve games, averaging 5.5 tackles per game; he has totaled 128 tackles (21 of them solo), five caused fumbles, four fumble recoveries, and four sacks during his varsity career at Warren.

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