Saturday, August 4, 2012
Freddie Tagaloa Cal Bears Football
Height / Weight:
6-9 / 340
2012: Cal's No. 5 recruit according to Athlon, while Phil Steele has him as the nation's No. 28 freshman offensive lineman and Athlon lists him as the nation's No. 39 offensive line recruit.
SALESIAN HS: Played in the U.S. Semper Fidelis All-American Game and International Bowl following his 2011 All-American (Prepstar) senior season and was listed as the No. 8 overall performer in practices prior to the former game by Rivals ... also a Small School All-American and Division III All-State selection of MaxPreps as a senior, while adding All-Region (SuperPrep), All-Metro (San Francisco Chronicle) and All-East Bay (Contra Costa Times) honors ... prep teams combined for a 45-7 record during his four seasons, picking up Division IV State and North Coast Section Division titles in both his sophomore and junior campaigns, and going a perfect 21-0 in the Bay League to win four conference titles ... ranked as high as No. 13 by MaxPreps among its list of the nation's top offensive tackles, while other rankings in the category include No. 17 (Rivals), No. 21 (247Sports), No. 32 (ESPN) and No. 39 (Scout) ... MaxPreps had him as the nation's No. 93 player overall while he also made Rivals' list at No. 181 and 247Sports' at No. 220 ... ranked as high as No. 26 overall among recruits from the state of California, while Rivals had him at No. 30, ESPN at No. 33 and SuperPrep at No. 39 for California/Hawaii/Nevada ... a four-star recruit according to ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports, while MaxPreps gave him three and a half stars and Scout three ... ESPN said "Tagaloa has the great size we look for when evaluating offensive tackles for the major level of competition and displays the dominant playing strength necessary to get consistent movement as a drive blocker." ... MaxPreps said "Tagaloa appears to have an exceptionally high ceiling ... an outstanding run blocker, he has an aggressive style of play, is very athletic, can bend his knees, and shows good hand placement and technique." ... also a four-year starting center in basketball, playing on a state championship squad during his freshman campaign ... listed by MaxPreps as one of the nation's top football recruits that also plays basketball.
PERSONAL: Full name is Faatiga Freddie Tagaloa ... born March 4, 1994 ... parents are Sakaria and Olive Tagaloa ... major is undeclared.
LAST UPDATED: July 26, 2012