Standing at 6-foot-8 and a powerful 300 pounds, Salesian Pride’ s Offensive Tackle Freddie Tagaloa is an imposing force who doles out pancake blocks on a regular basis. But don’t assume that he is a one trick pony, for Tagaloa is as adept on the gridiron as he is at track and on the basketball court.
With a quick first step and the ultra coveted ability to get to the next level, Tagaloa has become a national recruit. While, Cal, USC, Stanford, and Oregon are his Top 4 schools to date, don’t be surprised if more offers start to roll in. An invitation to the Nike Camp at Stanford this summer proves that Coach Shaw has been looking intently at the rising Junior to take his abilities that led his team to an 11-2 mark last year to Palo Alto.
In addition to football, Tagaloa is a very well rounded individual off the field. He has accumulated a 3.8 GPA and has just recently taken the SATS. When looking at the college experience he wants an all-encompassing school as he stated, “ I’m looking at the atmosphere as a whole. I want to know how they handle freshmen, if they leave them on their own to fend for themselves or help them ease their way in.”
With a strong desire to play immediately, the depth chart at certain schools could be an issue. However, Tagaloa has received sound advice from his sister, who he described as “ like a mother to me,” during the college process and should provide the necessary support in his decision-making. Next season, Tagaloa looks to improve on his passing technique and add to last year’s 11-2 record by bringing a Division 4 State Title to Salesian.