ELAC Defensive Tackle Headed to Oregon

By Mario Villegas Special to EGP

East Los Angeles College defensive tackle Sione Vea Kava signed a national letter of intent with the University of Oregon Wednesday morning.

Strong and intense, Kava (6-foot-6, 270 pounds) will add much needed depth to the Ducks’ defensive line.

In announcing Kava’s signing on Twitter, new Oregon Coach Mario Cristobal referred to him as a “monster in the trenches.”

ELAC defensive tackle Sione Vea Kava (EGP photo by Mario Villegas)

ELAC defensive tackle Sione Vea Kava (EGP photo by Mario Villegas)

Kava was named the California Region IV defensive player of the year after helping ELAC to a 7-3 record and a second place finish in the Western State Conference Metro League this season. He also starred for the Huskies in 2016 helping to lead them to the league title and the Liberty Bowl championship.

Raised in Honolulu, Kava was recruited by several Pac 12 schools and also caught the attention of recruiters nationally, including Georgia, Syracuse and Nevada.

Besides Kava, ELAC had four other players named all state in wide receiver Kenny Allen, guard Earl Allen, linebacker Garrett Rogers and defensive back Aubrey Mosley.





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