Nebraska Recruiting: Puzzle Pieces Coming Together for Defensive Line
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JUCO Pass-Rusher Excited to See What Nebraska Has to Offer

December 24, 2018

While the early signing period is over, recruiting is not done for Nebraska’s2019 recruiting class. And once the holidays have passed, new names will pop up on Nebraska’s radar that will have potential to be added to the Huskers’ class.

Finding players that can rush the passer and disrupt an offense will be at a premium. One player that shows a knack for that on film is Soni Fonua‍ from Mesa Community College. Fonua, who stands at 6-foot-4 and 255-pounds, told Hail Varsity that he is planning to come to Lincoln for an official visit in January. 

I caught up with him to check on the status of his recruitment, his interest in Nebraska and more. 

Here is the full Q&A from our interview.

How long have you been in contact with the staff? How are those conversations?

“I’ve been in contact with the staff since the start of football season. Everything has been working out. We have been chatting here and there. I really love that they have shown me love and kept in touch with me.”

What position are they recruiting you for?

“Either defensive end or outside linebacker.”

What do you like most about playing that spot?

“I like to play anything really. I’ll play wherever the coaches put me and put my dedication to it so I can help get the job done for the team.”

What other schools are most involved with your recruitment at this point?

“Right now, I’d say Kansas, Oklahoma State and Central Florida.”

What are some things you’ll most be looking for in a school?

“Really, I’m not too worried about football but somewhere that can help with my future. Internships and things that like that make them stand out.”

What is your eligibility situation?

“I’m a 3-for-2 [three years to play two]. I will graduate in the spring.”

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