ARLINGTON, Texas -- Scout.com caught up with top 2012 safety prospect Laiu Moeakiola after Trinity's…
2012 Euless Trinity DB hearing from several
2012 Euless (TX) Trinity safety Laiu Moeakiola has seen his recruitment begin to pick up over the past several months. The 6-foot, 195-pound defensive back is entering his second year as a starter and is now hearing from multiple big-time college programs across the country. Moeakiola is currently in a place that most other recruits can only dream about. He is the only returning starter in the secondary of the number-one ranked high school team in the country. The Trinity defensive back is making sure that he stays focused on his goals and doesn't take the situation he is in for granted. "It is an honor to be a part of this team. We have so many great players and great coaches. I'm just trying to stay humble and stay hungry so we can hopefully take the state championship again," said Moeakiola. It takes a special kind of player to be starting at free safety for the nations top-ranked high school team, and colleges have taken notice of that. Moeakiola is hearing from several major college programs from all across the country. "Tulsa, Texas A&M, Oklahoma State, Wisconsin, SMU, Houston and LSU are all recruiting me right now." Moeakiola is in the process of trying to learn more about each program that is expressing interest and he might be making his way to College Station this weekend to do so. "I might be headed to the Texas A&M vs. Missouri game this weekend. The coaches gave me tickets and told me they want me to come over there and check it out." Although he currently holds no scholarship offers, Moeakiola did mention that there are two programs that are currently standing out to him. "The two schools that are standing out to me right now are Texas A&M and LSU. I really like the academics that A&M has. I think it would really help my future after I'm done playing football. I like LSU because they are in the SEC, which is the most competitive conference in the country. I think competition is a good thing to have because it makes you better." He also plans to take unofficial visits to BYU, Utah and Utah State because he has a lot of family members that live in that area. Moeakiola displays exceptional leadership as a free safety and has 4.5 speed, which allows him to excel in coverage. He currently has 34 tackles on the season along with three pass breakups. Trinity is 7-0 on the year and takes on Irving (TX) Nimitz this week.
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