2012 Euless (TX) Trinity safety Laiu Moeakiola has seen his recruitment begin to pick up over the…
Moeakiola has West Coast Ties
Laiu Moeakiola, a 6-foot-0, 195-pound safety prospect from Euless Trinity High in Texas is a big hitter from the safety position that moves well and has a great frame. On Saturday he and his Trinity teammates were able to overcome a tough game against Allen High and pulled off a two-point win. "We have tradition playing this team and it was a new year," Moeakiola said. "We emphasized the word adversity, because we knew coming in to this game that it was going to be a fourth quarter game, so we knew we just had to stick through it and stick through it." The talented defender was able to to deliver some big blows throughout the contest and one time he delivered a critical hit that dislodged an Allen receiver from the ball deep in the Trojans' territory. "It felt great," he explained when recalling the play. "God gave me the strength to do that. I had a hamstring injury before the game, but I prayed a lot and God helped out." The humble recruit is just thankful to be a part of such a great tradition and close-knit team at Trinity and that helps him play inspired ball on the field. "It is an honor to play with these guys. I should not even be out here, because they are so much better than me, but to be out here with athletes like this -- it gets me better and better each day." Schools are already starting to pay attention to Moeakiola and it will likely be only a matter of time before the offer start to roll in. "Oklahoma State, Kansas State, Wisconsin, Kansas," Moeakiola reported when asked what schools have turned up the heat. "Lots of Big 12 schools." Moeakiola also expressed a sincere interest in hearing from any schools in the PAC 10 or out west, because he does have some connections out that way. "I have a brother that plays for Montana State and a cousin that plays for Cal," Moeakiola informed. "I would be interested to hear from schools on the west coast." He does not try to pattern himself after anyone in particular, but does try to watch as many superstars in college and the NFL to emulate. "I just try to do the same as others that are successful in the league." So far Trinity leads all Texas 5A schools in total defense and only allows just over 211 yards per game.
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