Six Falcon football players sign their letter of intent

Lauren Gandara and Lauren Gandara

National Football Signing Day occurred Feb. 1 as six Cerritos College football players were signed to four-year schools.

Among the six were defensive tackle Fred Lavulo and offensive guard Semisi Tupou.

Lavulo was recruited by University of Idaho, Michigan State and Southwestern Louisiana.

He decided that he wanted to go to Michigan State because he liked their football program and a former Falcon player, Fou Fonoti, is currently playing there.

As far as his major is concerned, Lavulo said, “Another reason I wanted to go to Michigan State because of their applied science program.”

Tupou was recruited by University of Idaho, Ole Miss, Northern Arizona, Marshall, Southwestern Louisiana, and several other eastern universities.

He decided to go to University of Idaho and said, “It was more family oriented, I like that kind of atmosphere. It was laid back, not to wild so I could get my work done. The football program is a great program.”

He talked about what his family thought of him moving to the East side.

“They’re really happy. They’re really close to the coaching staff so the move wasn’t a big deal,” Tupou said.

Tight end Clark Evans signed with the University of Hawaii, strong safety Daniel Roundtree signed with Southern Methodist University, linebacker Dominic Sierra is going to play for Northern Colorado University, and offensive lineman Brandon Davidson will be play for Benedictine College.

All four players were unavailable for comment.