Joe Sofia leads the list with a 3.96 cumulative grade point average.
UCLA - Tai graduated early from high school and enrolled at UCLA in 2011 Winter Quarter ... Figures to add depth along the line and compete at defensive end.
2012 - Did not see game action after being injured during fall camp.
2011 - Did not see game action in his first year in the program.
HIGH SCHOOL - Rated No. 42 player in the CA/HI/NV area by SuperPrep ... Earned three stars from scout.com ... Ranked No. 61 among defensive ends by scout.com ... Earned three stars from ESPN.com ... Led his team to an 11-2 record and earned All-State and All-Region honors ... Made 70 tackles, including 15 sacks, despite playing just eight games due to a foot injury ... Saw action at defensive end, tight end and quarterback ... Had three sacks in the final five minutes of the Sunrise Region semifinals ... Team won the Southeast Division title ... As a junior, he made 40 tackles, including six sacks, passed for 588 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 119 yards and five scores.
PERSONAL - Full Name: Samuela Latu Tai ... Born: August 16, 1992 in Aurora, CO ... Parents: Taani and Debbie Tai ... Has one sister, Kiana, and two brothers, Albert and Toa ... Hobbies include listening to music ... Admires his cousins Haloti Ngata of the Baltimore Ravens and Fui Vakapuna of the Cincinnati Bengals ...Goal is to become a lawyer ... Undeclared major.
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