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Sunday, April 27, 2008

AIGA Combine Standouts

Kevin Carden
Apr 27, 2008

The AIGA California Combine featured talented players from across the West Coast this weekend highlighted by the standout performances of Anthony Anderson, Talai Livai and Dasmen Stewart. was there and lets you know what players elevated their stock...

Anthony Anderson, DE, Helix HS

The 6-4, 222-pound defensive end from Helix HS had a dominant performance on Saturday, consistently getting into the backfield with his speed rush off the edge. Anderson has a good lean frame and showed great explosiveness and speed off the ball during the 1-on-1 drills. He beat every offensive lineman that he faced at the AIGA Combine and really opened a lot of eyes with his dominant play.

Dasmen Stewart, QB, Oxnard HS

Stewart is one of the top quarterbacks in Ventura County (CA) and was the top quarterback at the AIGA Combine. At 6-4, 205 pounds, the dual-threat quarterback really has a lot of potential and is a weapon with his feet as well as his arm. Stewart struggled at times with his accuracy but has a strong arm and all the tools to develop into a dual-threat quarterback on the college level. Stewart has received attention from several schools around the nation and said his top 3 are Syracuse, Nevada and San Jose State.

Xavier Ramos, DB/LB, St. Bonaventure

Ramos is a very smooth athlete that can play either safety or linebacker. On Saturday Ramos went through drills with the defensive backs and looked very comfortable in coverage and was very fluid with his back pedal.

Talai Livai, OL, Bingham HS (Utah)

Livai was the best big man on the offensive line on Saturday. He has only one year of experience playing organized football, but standing 6-4, 294 pounds with good athleticism he definitely has the raw ability to become a solid D-1 prospect at the tackle position. Livai is a player to keep an eye on and could be a real sleeper in the 2009 class. He said he has heard from several schools but BYU is showing him the most interest.

Kenny Tuiloma, LB, Long Beach Poly HS

At 5-10, 220 pounds, Tuiloma is undersized but he had a very impressive performance on Saturday and his playmaking ability was on display. Tuiloma plays with a lot of energy and is a very physical player. Tuiloma looked good in coverage but said the strength of his game is coming up and stuffing the run. Playing at Long Beach Poly he will get a chance to measure himself against some of the best players in the nation.

Taumoelau Kaveinga, S/LB, Leuzinger HS

Taumoelau Kaveinga, the younger brother of USC commit Uona Kaveinga, is ready to make a name for himself on the gridiron. Kaveinga played strong safety last season at Leuzinger HS but worked out with the linebackers at the AIGA Combine and was one of the top performers. Much like his older brother, Taumoelau plays with great intensity and energy and attacks the ball carrier with bad intentions. With experience as a strong safety he was also one of the better linebackers in coverage.

Joshua Letalu, DT, El Camino HS (Oceanside)

As impressive as Anthony Anderson was off the edge, Joshua Letalu was just as impressive in the middle of the defensive line. Letalu is 6-3, 326 pounds and has great speed and agility for a player that size. Letalu bull rushed his way past every offensive lineman that he faced and played with great effort and energy. Needless to say Letalu was the most intimidating presence at the AIGA Combine.

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