Sunday, April 8, 2012

L.A. Nike Camp - top underclassmen Barton Simmons 4 days ago

Ainuu Taua, DT, Lompoc – Taua does not have ideal height as a defensive tackle but he’s got plenty of everything else. Every time I looked up on Sunday, Taua was making his way to the quarterback in one-on-ones. He took a ton of reps, showed great pad level, an array of moves and pass rush instincts. As a high motor player on Friday nights, look for Taua to be highly recruited despite his size. Already he owns one offer from Utah.

Viane Talamaivao, OG, Corona Centennial – Despite some big-name multiple offer 2013 prospects in his position group, Faletuipapai earned the offensive line MVP award with his elite performance on Sunday. The tackle probably projects inside on the next level due to his size but he had great feet and athleticism protecting the edge in the pass protection drills. He landed an early offer from UCLA under the prior staff but has not seen a new offer come in since.


  1. I saw Ainuu and Viane perform on sunday , and i must say, they're are both going to be some specials players by the time they're seniors.

  2. Talented kids and some recruiting sites are saying that 2013 will be the one of the best years ever. Lets wait and see when the full list comes out.

  3. Thats 2013, these two are class of 2014!

    1. yes they are the class of 2014...the article only states that they were top performers for the underclassmen in that particular combine as compared to next years crop of prospects.