La Mirada, CA- La Mirada high has a pair of standout lineman this year. Isaac Luatua and teammate Bryan Peters. Both are starting to pick up in their recruitment significantly over the last few weeks. Initially both were holding a couple offers and hearing from a few schools. Now the attention has changed directions for both significantly. Last week the pair went with Bryan’s family back east to visit a few schools. Duke, North Carolina, and NC State were the three stops. Isaac took some time to discuss those visits and where things stand in his recruitment.
“I’m up to 8 offers now. I’m hearing from a lot more schools now that want to see me in person. But Boston College, Tennessee, Arkansas, UCLA, Washington State, Wyoming, Colorado State, and New Mexico have all offered. I’m hearing from Nebraska, Duke, Florida State, Michigan pretty regularly. In fact I’m hearing from a lot of schools in the country right now. Everybody is recruiting me for offense except for Washington State, they want me for d-line.”
Standing at a solid 6’2″ 300 lbs, Isaac plays with a real intense motor on the field that is hard to overlook.
While on the trip, there was one school that seemed to stand out above the other two.
“North Carolina stood out to me and Bryan. Coach Davis was real interesting, and we just liked a lot about it there. We are both going to UCLA’s spring game pretty soon. After that though we don’t have much else planned.”
A pair of SEC schools have jumped in hard after Isaac. He talked briefly about the two Universities.
“Tennessee, I was pretty pumped when I got that offer. They are recruiting me very hard right now, they are giving me a lot of pressure to commit right now. I like the tradition there and I’m very interested. Arkansas is recruiting me pretty hard too. I guess the SEC likes me. I looked online at their facilities and academic center. I like the coaches from there, they seem really nice. I don’t have any favorites right now, I’m still open. My mom wants me to stay close to home, but I’m leaning toward getting out of California to play football maybe.”
Another east coast school is showing Isaac heavy attention but hasn’t stepped in with an offer yet.
“I hear from FSU and coach Trickett often. I think that program is pretty awesome. I know Bryan really likes them a lot as well. If they were to offer me, they would be one of m top schools for sure.”
At this point Isaac is hoping to commit before his senior season begins. He also explained one of the major factors he’s looking into is finding a place he can see early playing time.