Two CalHiSports.com all-state high school seniors and four more that named a league most valuable player are among 11 prospective football student-athletes to sign a National Letter-of-Intent with San Jose State University at the start of the traditional February signing period. Head coach Brent Brennan made the announcement.
Wide receiver Jermaine Braddock (6-2, 200, Charter Oak HS) and linebacker Isaak Togia (6-1, 215, Pacifica HS) were first and third team choices, respectively.
Braddock's teammate, wide receiver Isaiah Hamilton (5-11, 180, Charter Oak HS), the 2017 Hacienda League Offensive Player of the Year, defensive back Tre Jenkins (6-1, 205, St. Mary's HS), the 2017 Tri City Athletic League Most Valuable Player, and Nick Nash (6-3, 180, Woodbridge HS), the 2017 Pacific Coast League Offensive Most Valuable Player, are heading to San Jose State.
The 11 signees, all high school seniors, now join 13 prospects that signed a National Letter-of-Intent in the new December signing period.
Thirteen of the 24 are projected to begin their college football careers on defense. San Jose State added six defensive backs, five offensive linemen, four linebackers, three wide receivers, three defensive linemen, two running backs and a quarterback likely to play at a different position. Safety Bobby Brown, II, linebacker Kyle Harmon, offensive lineman Korey Moriboho and cornerbacks Jalen Nelson and Nehemiah Shelton from the December 2017 signing period are enrolled at San Jose State for the spring semester and available to participate in 2018 spring practice.
"We feel we recruited guys that can come in and compete immediately and have a chance to impact the game the moment they step foot on the campus which is always a goal in recruiting. You're always trying to bring in guys that are going to impact your football team," Brennan said about his second recruiting class as the Spartans head coach.
"How they impact your football team will be interesting to see. Some of it might be leadership; some of it might be on the field; and some of it may be in the classroom. Every player we recruited in this class has a chance to really impact our program."
Max Barth (6-6, 280, St. Mary's HS), an All-Northern California honoree and a teammate of Jenkins at St. Mary's, is the fifth new offensive lineman joining the Spartans.
Running backs Kairee Robinson (5-8, 190, De La Salle HS) rushed for 2,012 yards and 26 touchdowns in his junior season and Lorenzo Burkes (6-2, 230, Jesuit HS) scored 20 times on the ground in two seasons.
Braddock caught 147 passes for 2,453 yards and 26 touchdowns in three seasons at Charter Oak High and still left enough opportunities for Hamilton to catch 68 passes as a junior and a senior for a 22.8 yards per catch average and 22 scores.
Nash, whose dad Kenny Nash played wide receiver on the 1985 and 1986 San Jose State teams, was an all-purpose threat passing for 1,728 yards and 18 touchdowns and rushing for 1,269 yards and 17 TDs.
L.J. Anderson (6-0, 175, Moreau Catholic HS) joins Jenkins as the two defensive backs from the most recent signing period coming to the Spartans.
Junior Fehoko (6-4, 235, Saint Francis HS) and Michael Pryor (6-3, 230, Pittsburg HS) and Togia are the three linebacker hopefuls completing the 2018 signing class. Fehoko blossomed his senior season. Pryor had 32.0 tackles for loss and 12.5 quarterback sacks combined in his junior and senior years.
"We're adding some really high-caliber young men to our program, guys with really high ceilings, athletically, talent-wise who are also quality young men. Lots of them come from winning programs. We have a bunch of guys from state championship teams that competed in the highest level in the state of California," Brennan said.
"The assistant coaches did an outstanding job putting this recruiting class together and getting us to signing with a group of guys we feel really, really good about."
Friends of the San Jose State football program are invited to its annual "National Letter-of-Intent Celebration" at the Diaz-Compean Student Union Building, Wednesday, February 7. Contact Associate Athletics Director for Football Advancement Tim Rice at (408) 924-1128 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Season tickets for the 2018 home schedule will go on sale the night of February 7. The Spartans' opponents in CEFCU Stadium will be non-conference opponents Army West Point and UC Davis and Mountain West foes Colorado State, Hawaii, Nevada and UNLV. Army West Point is making its first appearance in CEFCU Stadium.
December 2017 Signees - 13
|Charlie Bostic||CB||6-0||175||FR||Saratoga, Calif./Valley Christian HS|
|Bobby Brown, II||DB||6-0||185||SO||Lancaster, Calif./College of the Canyons|
|Cade Hall||DL||6-2||235||FR||Morgan Hill, Calif./Bellarmine Prep|
|Kyle Harmon||LB||6-0||230||FR||Antioch, Calif./Freedom HS|
|Korey Mariboho||OL||6-3||285||JR||Tustin, Calif./Saddleback College|
|Jaime Navarro||OL||6-3||275||FR||Temecula, Calif./Great Oak HS|
|Jalen Nelson||CB||6-2||178||SO||San Diego, Calif./Southwestern College|
|Leki Nunn||WR||5-11||180||FR||San Mateo, Calif./Serra HS|
|Tyler Ostrom||OL||6-3||280||FR||Ventura, Calif./St. Bonaventure HS|
|Anthony Pardue||OL||6-5||280||FR||Murrieta, Calif./Murrieta Valley HS|
|Dimitri Sakalia||DL||6-2||231||FR||East Palo Alto, Calif./Menlo Atherton HS|
|Nehemiah Shelton||CB||6-2||170||SO||Gardena, Calif./Long Beach City College|
|Demanuel Tulauati||DL||6-1||265||FR||San Diego, Calif./Madison HS|
February 2018 Signees - 11
|L.J. Anderson||CB||6-0||175||FR||Oakland, Calif./Moreau Catholic HS|
|Max Barth||OL||6-6||280||FR||Lodi, Calif./St. Mary's HS|
|Lorenzo Burkes||RB||6-2||230||FR||Sacramento, Calif./Jesuit HS|
|Jermaine Braddock||WR||6-1||195||FR||Covina, Calif./Charter Oak HS|
|Junior Fehoko||LB||6-4||235||FR||East Palo Alto, Calif./Saint Francis HS|
|Isaiah Hamilton||WR||5-11||180||FR||Covina, Calif./Charter Oak HS|
|Tre Jenkins||S||6-1||205||FR||Stockton, Calif./St. Mary's HS|
|Nick Nash||ATH||6-3||180||FR||Irvine, Calif./Woodbridge HS|
|Michael Pryor||LB||6-3||230||FR||Pittsburg, Calif./Pittsburg HS|
|Kairee Robinson||RB||5-8||190||FR||Antioch, Calif./De La Salle HS|
|Isaak Togia||LB||6-1||200||FR||Garden Grove, Calif./Pacifica HS|
Welcome To The Spartans
A two-time, first-team All-Mission Valley Athletic League defensive back, L.J. is a cornerback hopeful for San Jose State. Anderson played three varsity seasons for Moreau Catholic High in Hayward, Calif. (Coach Andrew Cotter). As a senior, he was a team captain and a San Francisco Chronicle honorable mention All-Metro pick.
L.J. plans to major in justice studies. Two of his cousins are former Fresno State wide receiver KeeSean Johnson Johnson and former Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Nate Burlison. Anderson enjoys the music of Drake, Lil Uzi and Future. L.J. is a native of Oakland, Calif.
A 2017 first-team All-NorCal selection by Sports Stars, Max is an offensive line candidate heading to San Jose State. Barth played three seasons at right tackle for St Mary's High in Stockton, Calif. (Coach Tony Franks). The BlackHat 209 All-Stars first-team selection as a senior helped the Rams reach the 2017 Sac-Joaquin Section Division I championship game. He also saw action as a tight end and defensive tackle during his high school career.
Max is interested in majoring in computer engineering. He would like to pursue a career in computer programming. He enjoys bass and salt-water fishing and crabbing. In 2016, he caught an 8-lbs. large-mouthed bass. Max is a native of Lodi, Calif.
A 2017 first-team West Catholic Athletic League (WCAL) honoree, Charlie is slated to be a cornerback prospect when he joins the Spartans for the 2018 season. As a senior at San Jose's Valley Christian High (Coach Mike Machado), he was credited with 37 tackles, three interceptions and a fumble recovery playing as a defensive back. As a running back, he led his team in rushing with 1,207 yards on 119 carries and scored 16 touchdowns. He also caught five passes for 148 yards and two scores. As a junior, he was an honorable mention All-WCAL pick.
The two-sport athlete also excels a sprinter on the track and field team. He was the WCAL's frosh-soph champion in the 100 and 200 meters in 2016. In 2017, Bostic finished second in the Central Coast Section Championships and qualified for the California Interscholastic Federation (C.I.F.) state championship meet in the 100 meters. He has a lifetime best of 10.75 in the 100 meters.
Charlie is undecided on an academic major. He is interested in managing a sports agency business. His dad, also named Charlie Bostic, is the athletics director and former football head coach at Homestead High in Cupertino, Calif. His favorite musical artist is Kodak Black. Charlie is a native of Campbell, Calif.
A CalHiSports.com 2017 first-team all-state honoree for medium-sized schools, Jermaine is a wide receiver prospect on his way to San Jose State. Braddock caught 147 passes for 2,453 yards and 26 touchdowns in three seasons as Charter Oak High in Covina, Calif. (Coach Lou Farrar) piled up 35 wins and two Hacienda League titles. He was equally explosive when used as a ball carrier averaging 7.4 yards a carry and scoring nine TDs on just 42 attempts.
Braddock contributed equally as much on defense and on special teams for Charter Oak returning six of his 10 interceptions during his junior and senior seasons for touchdowns and returning two punts his senior season for six points each.
Besides earning 2017 all-state honors, he was the San Gabriel Valley Tribune's Player of the Year, the Hacienda League's Player of the Year, a first-team all-league selection on offense and defense, and a first-team All-C.I.F. wide receiver for the second year in a row.
The two-sport letterwinner also is a starting guard on the Charter Oak boys basketball team.
Bobby plans to bring his championship background from the last two seasons with him when he joins the Spartans as a defensive prospect this spring. Brown played one season for College of the Canyons (Coach Ted Iacenda) and helped the Cougars win the 2017 Western State Bowl. A free safety, he was in on 42 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, shared the team lead with five pass break ups and intercepted two passes.
The graduate of Paraclete High in Lancaster, Calif. (Coach Dean Harrington) contributed 126 tackles, 4.5 quarterback sacks and two pass interceptions as a junior and a senior. A wide receiver on offense, he caught 32 passes for 722 yards and nine touchdowns his senior season and led the Spirits with his 22.6 yards per catch average. The All-C.I.F. Division 6 selection helped Paraclete High win the 2016 C.I.F. Division 3AA championship.
A two-time Sacramento Bee All-Metro honoree, Lorenzo joins the Spartans as a running backs prospect. Burkes averaged 7.7 yards per carry and rushed for 20 touchdowns on 224 carries in his junior and senior seasons at Jesuit High in Carmichael, Calif. (Coach Marlon Blanton). His best season was as a junior when he was named the Delta League Co-Offensive Back of the Year and a second-team Sacramento Bee All-Metro all-purpose player.
During his high school career, Burkes was a running back and played outside linebacker, strong safety and cornerback on defense. In his last two seasons, he was credited with 64 tackles and 10.0 tackles for loss.
Lorenzo is undecided on a major. Burkes enjoys baseball served as Jesuit's baseball team manager for the 2017 season and plans to be the team manager again for 2018. He has been a member of the school's Black Student Union since his freshman season. One of his brothers, Aaron Garner, was a member of the Boise State men's basketball team during the 2008 and 2009 seasons and played in four games against San Jose State as a reserve guard. Lorenzo is a native of Berkeley, Calif.
Blossoming in his final season at Saint Francis High in Mountain View, Calif. (Coach Greg Calcagno), Junior is a linebacker prospect heading to San Jose State. Fehoko (Feh-ho-coe) was a first-team All-West Coast Athletic League, Bay Area News Group first-team All-Bay Area and San Francisco Chronicle honorable mention All-Metro pick as a senior.
Junior would like to major in kinesiology. His family tree includes former San Jose State defensive lineman Cedric Lousi and current Spartans, Lauola Amanoni, who completed her freshman season on the 2017 Mountain West regular season champion women's soccer team, and indoor and beach volleyball player Latahevai Lousi. A second cousin is University of Washington defensive lineman Vita Vea, the 2017 Pac-12 Conference Defensive Player of the Year.
Fehoko speaks Tongan and can communicate effectively in sign language. Besides football, he was a member of the East Palo Alto Razorbacks rugby club. During his senior year of football, he was named to the team's Leadership Council. Junior is a native of Stanford, Calif.
One of the top defensive linemen in the West Catholic Athletic League (WCAL) the last three seasons, Cade is joining San Jose State as a defensive line candidate this fall. The product of Bellarmine Prep in San Jose (Coach Mike Janda) is a two-time first-team All-WCAL choice, the 2016 WCAL Most Valuable Defensive Lineman and the 2015 WCAL Sophomore of the Year. He was a San Jose Mercury News first-team pick in 2015 and a second-team selection in 2016. During his high school career, he also saw action as a tight end and as a center. He does have experience as a long snapper. The two-sport athlete also was a member of the school's rugby team as a freshman.
A second-generation football player, his dad, Rhett Hall, was a defensive lineman on the 1989 and 1990 University of California teams who went to play eight seasons in the NFL for Tampa Bay (1991-93), San Francisco (1994) and Philadelphia (1995-98). Hall played in Super Bowl XXIX for the victorious 49ers. Cade's uncle, Layne Hall, was a member of the 1991 and 1992 University of California football teams.
Cade is undecided on an academic major. His favorite bands are The Eagles, Green Day and Weezer. Cade is a native of San Jose.
The 2017 Hacienda League Offensive Player of the Year, Isaiah is a wide receiver candidate heading to San Jose State. In his junior and senior seasons at Charter Oak High in Covina, Calif. (Coach Lou Farrar), he caught 68 passes for 1,552 yards averaging 22.8 yards per catch and scored 22 touchdowns.
At Charter Oak, Hamilton scored touchdowns receiving, rushing, on interception returns, punt returns and kickoff returns for Chargers the last two seasons. As a senior, he also was named a first-team All-Hacienda League player on offense and defense and to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune's all-area first team.
Enrolling at San Jose State for the 2018 spring semester and available for spring practice, Kyle is a linebacker prospect. Harmon was one of Northern California's most prolific tacklers during the 2014 through 2016 seasons at Freedom High in Oakley, Calif. (Coach Kevin Hartwig). He was credited with 405 tackles, 30.5 tackles for loss, 11.0 quarterback sacks, four interceptions, four forced fumbles and six fumble recoveries in three varsity seasons.
As a senior, Harmon was a 2016 second-team all-state pick, the Bay Valley Athletic League (BVAL) Defensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive season, a first-team San Francisco Chronicle All-Metro, a first-team Mercury News All-Bay Area and a first-team All-BVAL pick as a linebacker and tight end. He also received first-team all-league and honorable mention all-metro honors as a sophomore and a junior.
The two-sport letterwinner also was a member of the Freedom High track and field team. He competed in the 100 meters and the shot put.
Kyle's current choices for an academic major include business administration, public administration, and computer science. He was a 2017 Northern California Chapter of the National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete award winner for Contra Costa County. His dad, the late Kevin Harmon, played college football for Weber State. Kyle is a native of Walnut Creek, Calif.
The 2017 Tri City Athletic League Most Valuable Player, Tre is coming to San Jose State this season as a safety prospect. Jenkins was a three-sport letterwinner at St. Mary's High in Stockton, Calif.
In his two varsity seasons, he was a safety, running back, wide receiver and return specialist. On defense, he was credited with 184 tackles, 7.0 tackles for loss six pass interceptions and 11 pass break-ups. He forced three fumbles and recovered four. As a return specialist, he averaged 14.7 yards a punt return with one touchdown and 25.1 yards per kickoff return for a touchdown. A dangerous pass receiver, Jenkins had 29 receptions for 479 yards and six scores.
He was a two-time Stockton Record All-Area player and all-league honoree. As a junior, Jenkins was a third-team all-state football pick by CalHiSports.com and one of five finalists for the Stockton Record's 2016-17 Male Athlete of the Year.
The versatile athlete was a second-team all-league choice in basketball and ran the second leg of his track and field team's 4x100 meter relay as a sophomore and junior.
Tre is interested in majoring in computer engineering. He has a general interest in technology. One of his favorite pastimes is chess, a game he learned in the third grade. He is the son of Aaron Jenkins, Jr., a running back for the University of Washington who rushed for a touchdown against San Jose State in the Huskies' 35-31 comeback win on September 24, 1988. Tre's grandfather, Aaron Jenkins, averaged 14.9 points a game for the 1969 and 1970 Iowa State Cyclones basketball teams. Tre is a Stockton, Calif., native.
A two-time second team All-Southern League honoree, Korey is an offensive line candidate enrolling at San Jose State for the 2018 spring semester and is expected to participate in spring practice. Mariboho played his last two seasons for Saddleback College (Coach Mark McElroy).
The three-time letterwinner at JSerra High in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (Coach Jim Hartigan) was named his team's Offensive Lineman of the Year as a sophomore. During his high school career, he played left guard and left tackle on offense and defensive end. He concluded his high school career playing in the 2015 Orange County High School All-Star Game.
Presently, Korey is deciding between business administration and kinesiology as his academic major. He enjoys body, skim and long boarding. Adam Sandler is his favorite actor. "Happy Gilmore," "The Blind Side," and "My All-American" are his favorite movies. Korey is a native of San Luis Obispo, Calif.
The 2017 Pacific Coast League Offensive Most Valuable Player, Nick is on his way to San Jose State. Nash was a versatile quarterback that led Woodbridge High in Anaheim, Calif. (Coach Rick Gibson) to the C.I.F. Southern Section Division 9 playoffs and the school's first eight-win season in at least 13 years.
As the focus of the Warriors offense in 2017, he passed for 1,728 yards and 18 touchdowns with just six interceptions and rushed for 1,269 yards and 17 more touchdowns. He was named to the Irvine News all-city team as the "Offensive Most Valuable Player" and his team's offensive Most Valuable Player.
Before he became a full-time quarterback at Woodbridge, he also played wide receiver and safety. During his junior season, Nash caught 22 passes for 354 yards and two touchdowns. The two-sport letterwinner also was a left fielder on the baseball team.
Presently, Nick is undecided on an academic major. He will be a second-generation San Jose State football player. His dad, Kenny Nash, was a wide receiver for the 1985 and 1986 Spartans and was a member of the 1987 Kansas City Chiefs. He also has an uncle, Ryan Smith, who was a wide receiver on the 1999 through 2002 UCLA football teams. Nick enjoys longboard surfing. He is a native of Anaheim, Calif.
A two-time All-Southern League offensive lineman, Jaime is joining the Spartans in the fall. Navarro was a first-team honoree as a senior and honorable mention pick as a junior for Great Oak High in Temecula, Calif. During his high school football career (Coach Robbie Robinson), he played left tackle, tight end, and in the defensive line. The three-sport letterwinner was a shot put and discus thrower in track and field and played one season of rugby as a tighthead prop.
Jaime is interested in being a business administration major. He enjoys music from the 1950's and beyond. Elvis Presley, Louie Armstrong and Dion and The Belmonts are three of his favorite artists from that era. Navarro likes the work of the late Bob Ross, host of the 12-season Public Broadcasting television show was "The Joy of Painting." He writes poetry and has a four-year affiliation with the Young Life organization based in Colorado Springs, Colo. Jaime is a native of Encinitas, Calif.
A 2017 first-team All-Mountain League defensive back for Southwestern College (Coach Edward Carberry), Jalen will enroll at San Jose State for the 2018 spring semester and compete for playing time as a cornerback. Davis ranked 20th in the California community college system with four interceptions and led his team with eight pass break ups.
Nelson was a football (Coach Anthony Johnson) and basketball letterwinner at Horizon Christian Academy in San Diego. As a high school senior, he played wide receiver, safety, cornerback and middle linebacker. In 10 out of 15 games of available statistics, Jalen had 46 receptions for 683 yards and 10 touchdowns on offense and 80 tackles, five pass interceptions, one forced fumble and three fumble recoveries on defense. He was a first-team All Coastal League honoree and his team's Defensive Player of the Year in 2016. Nelson completed his high school football career playing in the 2017 San Diego County vs. Inland Empire all-star game.
Jalen would like to major in psychology. His career interests include high school coaching and mental health counseling. His favorite musical artists are J Cole and Kanye West. Nelson's favorite movies are "The Dark Knight," "The Waterboy," and "Roll Bounce." Jalen is a native of Sasebo, Japan.
One of the top all-around players in Northern California during his high school career, Leki will be competing for playing time as a wide receiver when 2018 spring practice begins. Nunn was the quarterback for Serra High of San Mateo in 2016 when the Padres advanced to the California Interscholastic Federation (C.I.F.) Division 2A state championship game. That season, Nunn completed 114 of 195 passes with three interceptions for 1,972 yards and 19 touchdowns and rushed 189 times for 1,055 yards and 18 TDs. He was a second-team all-state choice by MaxPreps as an all-purpose player, the San Francisco Chronicle and Bay Area News Group's Peninsula Player of the Year and the San Mateo Journal Player of the Year.
As a junior, Nunn was named the West Catholic Athletic League (WCAL) Player of the Year and the San Mateo Daily News Offensive Player of the Year. He had his first 1,000-yard rushing season gaining 1,068 yards and scoring 11 touchdowns.
The 2017 Marmonte League Co-Offensive Lineman of the Year, Tyler is an offensive prospect joining the Spartans in the fall. Ostrom was a two-time all-county choice for Saint Bonaventure High in Ventura, Calif. (Coaches Tony Henny and Adam Guerra). The first-team all-county pick as a senior was a third-team honoree his junior season. Tyler was named a team captain and his team's Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman as a senior. The two-sport letterwinner also was a member of the school's Tri-Valley League championship boys' golf team.
Tyler would like to major in business administration and get a job in the high tech industry. He enjoys bowling. His favorite movies include "The Blind Side" and "Saving Private Ryan." Tyler is a Ventura, Calif., native.
A two-time All-Southwestern League offensive lineman, Anthony is coming to the Spartans in the fall. Pardue was a first-team pick as a senior and a second-team choice as a junior playing for Murrieta Valley High (Coach George Wilson) in Murrieta, Calif. A right tackle as a sophomore, he played right guard his junior and senior seasons. He will conclude his high school career at the 2018 San Diego County vs. Inland Empire High School All-Star Game. The two-sport letter winner is in his third season on the basketball team.
Anthony is interested in being a business administration major and going into the restaurant business. His favorite actors are Will Farrell, Vince Vaughn and Mark Wahlberg. Anthony is a native of Ventura, Calif.
A two-time, first-team All Bay Valley Athletic League selection, Michael is a linebacker prospect for the Spartans. In his junior and senior seasons at Pittsburg High (Coach Victor Galli), Pryor was credited with 99 tackles, 32.0 tackles for loss and 12.5 quarterback sacks. Primarily a defensive end, he was first on his team in tackles for loss as a senior at 19.0 and the team leader in quarterback sacks as a junior with 7.0. Michael was named to the Bay Area News Group's All-Bay Area and the San Francisco Chronicle's All-Metro teams as an honorable mention honoree.
A two-time San Francisco Chronicle and Bay Area News Group honoree, Kairee (pronounced Ky-ree) will be a San Jose State running back candidate. Robinson had a 1,000-yard and a 2,000-yard rushing season during his career at De La Salle High of Concord, Calif. (Coach Justin Alumbaugh).
His most productive season, statistically, was as a junior when rushed 226 times for 2,012 yards and 26 TDs. He was a first-team San Francisco Chronicle All-Metro choice as an all-purpose player and a first-team Bay Area News Group All-Bay Area running back that year.
As a senior, he rushed for 1,051 yards in the regular season and was a standout on defense receiving second-team All-Bay honors and second-team All-Metro recognition.
Kairee is interested in majoring in business. He is a member of the De La Salle's Black Student Union. Robinson enjoys watching action and comedy movies. Currently, three of his favorite movies are "Training Day," "Paid in Full," and "All About the Benjamins." Denzel Washington is his favorite actor. Kairee is a native of Walnut Creek, Calif.
A 2017 second-team All-Peninsula Bay League honoree, Dimitri is a defensive line prospect headed to San Jose State for the 2018 season. Sakalia (Sah-kah-lee-ah) played defensive end and tight end in his two seasons at Menlo-Atherton High in Atherton, Calif. (Coach Adhir Ravipati). As a senior, he was credited with 50 tackles, 11.0 tackles for loss and 4.0 quarterback sacks. The two-sport athlete was a sprinter, long jumper, triple jumper, shot put and discus thrower in track and field.
Dimitri is interested in majoring in special education. He would like to pursue a coaching career at the college level. He enjoys playing rugby and listening to the music of Bob Marley and the group Fiji. One of his older brothers, Siupeli Sakalia, played professional rugby for PRO Rugby San Francisco. His cousins include former Tampa Bay Buccaneers center Matt Masifilo and Stanford tight end Luke Kaumatule. Dimitri is a native of Palo Alto, Calif.
A first-team All-Central league selection for Long Beach City College (Coach Brett Peabody), Nehemiah is headed to San Jose State for the 2018 spring semester. Shelton led his team and tied for 20th in the California Community College system in 2017 with four pass interceptions. He was second on the squad with seven pass breaks and contributed 46 tackles and 3.0 tackles for loss for the 2017 Patriotic Bowl champion Long Beach City College.
The graduate of Serra High in Gardena, Calif. (Coach Scott Altenberg) played cornerback and wide receiver. As a senior, he came up with three pass interceptions and seven pass break-ups. He concluded his high school career playing in the 2017 Lions All-Star Game in El Segundo, Calif.
Presently, Nehemiah is undecided on an academic major, but is interested in a college coaching career. He enjoys watching action movies. His favorite actors are Mark Wahlberg and Liam Neeson. One of his uncles, Jason Wilson, was a running back on the 1990 Big Ten co-champion Iowa football team. Nehemiah is a native of Tracy, Calif.
A 2017 CalHiSports.com third-team all-state pick for medium schools, Isaak is joining the San Jose State program as a linebacker candidate. Togia (Tong-gee-ah) played both outside and middle linebacker during his high school career at Pacifica High in Garden Grove, Calif. (Coaches Vinnie Lopez and Marcello Giuliano).
In his four varsity seasons, he was credited with 364 tackles, 25.0 tackles for loss, four forced fumbles, and eight pass break ups. As a senior, he was an All-C.I.F. Division 10 choice, the Co-Most Valuable Player of the Empire League and a first team all-county honoree. Togia was a first-team all-league pick as a junior. He concluded his high school career playing in the 2018 Polynesian Bowl in Honolulu, Hawaii.
The three-sport letterwinner played one season of basketball and was a middle blocker on the boys volleyball team.
Isaak is undecided on a major. He has a current interest teaching at the high school level. He enjoys listening to country music. His favorite artists are Keith Urban, Chris Stapleton and Carrie Unerwood. Togia, who is Samoan, has been involved with the AIGA Foundation since his sophomore year in high school. One of his cousins is San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman DeForest Buckner. Isaak is a native of Garden Grove, Calif.
After a highly successful senior season for San Diego's Madison High (Coach Rick Jackson), Demanuel is on his way to San Jose State as a defensive line prospect. Tulauati led his team with 19.0 tackles for loss and 12.0 quarterback sacks in the 10 games for which statistics are available. He also had 43 total tackles and forced two fumbles. Tulauati also was used occasionally on offense as a running back. His three touchdowns on just seven carries was third best on a team that had at least 31 rushing touchdowns.