Thursday, May 20, 2010

Viliami Moala: Where Will He Go?

I've chalked Viliama Moala to the Trojans since defensive line coach Ed Orgeron hit LA, but recent events have me, and Moala, hesitating.

The Trojans have already taken two major defensive line recruits in the 2011 class, after inking five-star DT George Uko in the last class. Could Antwaun Woods and Jalen Grimble fill out USC's allotment for DTs in the 2011 class?

Defensive line is also the strongest position groups on the USC defense, and one of the youngest. I'm not sure if another defensive lineman—even one as good as Moala—is their top priority.

Perhaps I'm just looking for a reason to second-guess what should be a slam dunk of a commitment, but Moala is hesitating to name a leader or even to devote too much time to his decision.

Is it because he already has the Trojans picked out? Could he be favoring a school like Cal, one closer to his home and in which he's expressed early interest?

Or is the interest from SEC powerhouses Florida and Alabama making him reconsider the Pac-10?

Nothing ought be said, or even guessed at, until Moala says more.

1 comment:

  1. Is he related to Fili Moala? If so, that might indicate where he's heading.