Deion Saumalu's recruitment is starting to pick up this spring, but it still doesn't equate to how good his game tape is. Saumalu played four different positions on Wood Cross' stout defense and looked good at every spot. At 6-1 220 pounds, Saumalu has the size of a linebacker, but he is nearly unblocked from the defensive end and defensive tackle spots.
"I'll play wherever on the field, for me this is a team game, and I just want to help my guys win," Saumalu explained. "I love this game and I just have the mentality that I will do whatever it takes to make my team better. Middle linebacker, outside linebacker, defensive end, or defensive tackle... it really doesn't matter where I play. I like to play physical and fast. I know I have some areas of my game to work on, and that is my main focus this summer."
Saumalu has pulled in a few early Big Sky offers, Northern Arizona, Weber State, and Southern Utah have pulled the trigger. In addition, Army is very interested in versatile play maker.
"Every offer is a blessing, I don't care if it's D1, or D3, it is an honor for a school to offer me," Saumalu said. "I would like to stay close to home, so BYU, Utah, and Utah State are a few of the schools that I'd like to get offers from. I am open to leaving the state, but it would be nice to stay close to my mom."
Woods Cross has produced a few Pac-12 caliber football players in the past few years, and there is a chance Saumalu joins that list. His game tape shows an athlete with a tremendous motor and good instincts. There's a good chance Saumalu led the entire state of Utah in defensive touchdowns. (There will be a separate story coming from his coach's point of view coming next week)