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Wednesday, January 03, 2007

2007 US Army All American Bowl

The premier high school all star game will be played this Saturday, January 6th at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The game will feature Martin Coleman of Edison HS (Huntington Beach) Simi Fili of Cottonwood HS (Salt Lake City, UT) and Po'u Palelei of Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, NV) on the West Squad.

Martin Coleman
West U.S. Army All-American
Huntington Beach

Simi Fili
West U.S. Army All-American
Defensive Tackle
Cottonwood High School
Salt Lake City, UT

Height: 6'4"
Weight: 315
40 Time: 5.8

Arizona, Arizona State, BYU, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Utah

All-State second-team pick in 2005. Incredibly strong player has benched 185 pounds 73 times. Report:
A mammoth presence up the middle, Fili has prototype size for a defensive tackle. He is a very strong individual.

Tom Lemming Report:
Wait until you get a load of this young man. On Film-I don't believe there is an NFL DT who looks as impressive as Mr. Fili. He's got a natural big and powerful build, he looks like the Hulk and plays like Warren Sapp. As a run stuffer no one gets past Mr. Fili. This guy has great feet, exceptionally powerful hands and he completely controls the line of scrimmage. When you watch Cottonwood on film it looks like half the line is heading towards Simi. He tosses offensive linemen like rag dolls and shows very good instincts and body control to nab the man with the ball. Once he gets up a full head of steam, he hits the line like a runaway locomotive. Not super fast but exceptionally quick. He reminds me an awful lot of his cousin Haloti Nagta who is now with the Baltimore Ravens. He cannot be stopped one on one. On another point, I believe Simi has the skills to become an All-American guard in college. He did not play much offense in 2005 but will play OT and DT this season.

2005 Stats:

Tackles: 53
Sacks: 2
Fumbles: 2

His GPA is a 3.2.

Additional Notes:
-Team Name: Colts
-Head Football Coach: Tom Jones
-Enrollment at Cottonwood: 1505 Students

Po'u Palelei
West U.S. Army All-American
Bishop Gorman
Las Vegas

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