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National signing day: UCLA gets nose tackle Ainuu Taua

February 05, 2014|By Chris Foster
  • Ainuu Taua is headed to UCLA.
Ainuu Taua is headed to UCLA. (Eric Sondheimer / Los Angeles…)

Ainuu Taua, a defensive tackle from Lompoc High, has signed a letter of intent with UCLA.

Taua, who is 6 feet 1, 290 pounds, is expected to develop into a quality nose tackle in the Bruins’ 3-4 defense. He was one of the key commitments for UCLA. Taua is ranked 210 in the ESPN top 300 high school players rankings.

Oklahoma and Wisconsin were among the schools who were interested in Taua.


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