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#41 Viliami Latu
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 260
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
High School: Rancho Cucamonga
Experience: 1 Letter

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Overview:

  • Adds depth at the linebacker position.
  • Extremely athletic and powerful.
  • Solid fundamentals and a sure tackler.
  • Considered by recruiting evaluators to be the prototype inside linebacker.
  • Physical run-stuffing linebacker who is also talented at dropping into coverage.

Sophomore (2014):

  • Had his second career fumble recovery against Washington State (11/22) and added a sack as well
  • Had a career high sic tackles against Oregon State (11/15)
  • Had his first career sack against Notre Dame (11/8)

Freshman (2013):

  • Played in 10 games as a true freshmen.
  • Recoverd a fumble vs. Colorado (10/12).
  • Contributed on special teams. 

High School:

  • One of the most prominent linebackers in the state of California and generally regarded as one of the top-20 linebacker prospects in the nation.
  • Earned All-West Region honors by PrepStar in 2012.
  • Joins twin brother Alani as members of ASU's 2013 signing class.
  • Selected to the CalState Game and West Coast Bowl.
  • Included in the Tacoma (Wash.) News Tribune Western 100 List.
  • Regarded as a four-star prospect by Rivals.com.
  • Also rated by Rivals as the nation's No. 13 inside linebacker recruit and the No. 37 overall prospect in the state of California.
  • Rated by Scout.com as the No. 18 middle linebacker recruit in the nation.
  • Earned First-Team Cal-Hi Sports All-State as a senior.
  • Listed by ESPN as the No. 27 inside linebacker prospect in the nation.
  • Registered 107 tackles with 4.0 sacks and three forced fumbles in 2012.
  • Exploded for a season-high 18 tackles against Anaheim (Calif.) Servite on Sept. 1, 2012.
  • Recorded 70 tackles and two interceptions as a junior...Earned all-state underclass honors as a junior in 2011.
  • Chose ASU over reported scholarship offers from Arizona, Boise State, Colorado State, Fresno State, Hawaii, New Mexico, New Mexico State, San Diego State and Utah State.
  • Verbally committed to ASU on Oct. 5, 2012.
  • Coached by Nick Baiz at Rancho Cucamonga High.
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