Oct 4, 2012 1:52 PM by Andrew Masuda
Lompoc High defensive tackle Ainuu Taua has been identified as one of the top 100 high school football players in the nation in the class of 2014. Scout.com, one of the leading recruiting sources in the country, released its initial list of the top 300 recruits this week.
Taua, a 6-1, 270 pound junior, was ranked #67 overall. He received four out of a possible five star rating and was the 4th highest ranked at his position in the nation. No other players from the Central Coast made the list.
Recruiting websites report that Taua has already received scholarship offers from six major colleges. They list Arizona, Cal, Hawaii, UCLA, Utah and Washington.
Earlier this year, Lompoc running back Lavon Coleman verbally committed to the University of Washingon.
The junior plays on both sides of the ball for the Braves. Taua plays tight end, runs the ball and plays some offensive line. Ainuu has 16 tackles and 1 sack so far this season as a defensive tackle for 5-0 Lompoc. The Braves have won 25-straight games and own the longest active winning streak in California.
Last year as a sophomore, he recorded 45 tackles and 7 sacks. He earned league honors and received All-State honors from Cal-Hi Sports.
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