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Golden Recruiting Wire: Viliami Moala of Grant May Announce for Cal during US Army All-American Bowl

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January 5th, 2011


US Army All-American Recruits

  • Viliami Moala, DT Grant Union (Sacramento, CA) plans to announce his verbal commitment this Saturday [1][2]. Moala's ability to control the running game in practice is getting noticed [3]. He was selected to MaxPreps Air Force All-American Team [4]. named Moala Defensive Player of the Year [5]. Rivals has Moala as Honorable Mention All-American at DT [6]. Oregon State is committed to go after the Grant foursome [7].

    "Even if I commit, it's a verbal commitment," Moala told Martinez [Gerard, Rivals]. "I will announce where I'm strongly considering, but if anything changes, I still have signing day. It's not over until I sign."

    Moala said his top five in order are Cal, Oregon State, Oregon, Washington and USC [8].

  • Colt Lyerla, ATH Hillsboro (Hillsboro, OR) will play Tight End when he's not on defense as a linebacker [9]. Lyerla will be announcing at the USAAB among his top 3 of USC, Oregon, Cal [10].

    In the 3-4, I'll play that monster outside linebacker position, which will allow me to showcase my athleticism off the edge more.

    Lyerla was named to The Oregonian's Class 6A All-State Team as a running back [11]. Rivals selected Lyerla to its All-American Second Team at LB [12]. OregonPreps/Rivals names Lyerla to its All-State First Team at Split Back and Linebacker [13].
  • Brennan Scarlett, DE Central Catholic (Portland, OR) won't be playing at San Antonio due to his broken collarbone. Scarlett could decide as soon as the week after USAAB [14]. Cal may have a slight edge but Stanford's Jim Harbaugh & Notre Dame's Brian Kelly are getting in-home visits [15].
  • Jason Gibson, OLB (Cal) Serra (Gardena, CA) will line up at defensive end for the West squad [16].
  • Stefan McClure, CB Vista (Vista, CA) won San Diego Hall of Champions' Silver Pigskin Award [17][18][19] in addition of being named Defensive Player of the Year [20][21]. Oregon State continues to go after McClure [22]. He has already dropped Washington [23]. Therefore, Cal, UCLA, Oregon State round out McClure's top 3.
  • James Sample, S Grant (Sacramento, CA) may be going his separate ways from teammate Viliami Moala for college [24]. Sample may announce during the USAAB [25].
  • Avery Walls, S (Cal) Eagles Landing Christian Academy (McDonough, GA) named to Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Class A First Team and Associated Press' First Team [26].
  • Jordan Rigsbee, OG (Cal) Pleasant Valley (Chico, CA) selected to All-CIF Northern Section First Team [27].


Tedford & Company

  • Kyle Boehm, QB (Cal) Archbishop Mitty (San Jose, CA) is West Catholic Athletic League's MVP & Player of the Year [28][29].
  • Todd Barr, DT (Cal) Lakewood (Lakewood, CA) entered Lakewood's Hall of Fame [30].
  • Jordan Morgan, S (Cal) Lakeside Blue Ridge (Lakeside, AZ) selected to AZ Class 3A All-State Team as DB [31][32].
  • Daniel Lasco, RB (Cal) The Woodlands (The Woodlands, TX) named to All-Montgomery County Football Team [33].
  • Brandon Wright, ATH Palo Verdes (Las Vegas, NV) interviewed [34]. Cal, San Diego State, Washington, Nevada, Hawaii lead.
  • Frank Clark, ATH Glenville (Akron, OH) is officially visiting Michigan State after receiving his offer [35]. Clark is also visiting Michigan in January [36]. Pitt may offer soon [$37].
  • Mercy Maston, CB Bakersfield (Bakersfield, CA) will officially visit Boise State [$38].
  • Maurice Harris, WR (Cal) Northern Guilford Nighthawks (Greensboro, NC) selected as NCPreps' 3A All-State Defensive Back [39][40]. The Associate Press also selected Harris for North Carolina's All-State team [41].
  • Avery Walls, S (Cal), Viliami Moala, DT selected for 2011 USA Under-19 National Football Team [42].
  • Todd Barr, DT (Cal), Marqise Lee, ATH Serra (Gardena, CA) named to LA Times High School All-Star team [43].
  • Cyrus Hobbi, OG Saguaro (Scottsdale, AZ) has Arizona State, USC, UCLA as his top 3 [44]. Cal eliminated.
  • Devon Blackmon, ATH Summit (Fontana, CA) has Oregon, UCLA, USC as his top 3 [$45]. Cal eliminated.
  • Lavonte Barnett, DE Paraclete (Lancaster, CA) verbally committed to Oregon State [46]. Cal eliminated.


Previous Golden Recruiting Wires 

December 22 | 15 | 8 | 1 November 23 | 17 | 10 | 3 October 27 | 20 | 12 | 6
September 29 | 22 | 15 | 9 | 2 August 24 | 19 | 12 | 5 July 28 | 22 | 15 | 8