The much maligned Arizona State secondary received a boost this Signing Day with the commitment of three-star safety Laiu Moeakiola from Trinity High School in Euless, Texas, according to ASUDevils.com. The Sun Devils beat out division rival UCLA for the talented safety's services.
While many of the recruits' final destinations were still in question coming into Signing Day, Moeakiola's arrival in Tempe was relatively certain. Having committed to the Bruins when Rick Neuheisel was the head coach, Moeakiola de-committed from UCLA and heavily favored the Sun Devils since his official visit to ASU. His cousin, David Moala, is on ASU's roster to further cement his decision.
Standing at an even 6'0" and weighing 195 pounds, Moeakiola brings good size to the safety position, as well as some much needed solid tackling. His quickness allows him to cover a lot of ground to deliver crushing hits, making him ideal for a roving safety spot in ASU's new 3-3-5 scheme. He will need to work on his coverage skills at the next level. With both of ASU's starting safeties from last season--Eddie Elder and Clint Floyd--having departed, there is opportunity in the secondary.
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