Safety or inside linebacker Juliano Falaniko has sent his letter of intent to the USC Trojans today officially making him a Trojan adding depth to the Trojans secondary while improving upon what should be an elite 2017 recruiting class. Falaniko is rated as a 3-Star player (out of 5) and 247 sports ranks him as the 21st best inside linebacker in the country.
While Falaniko has is officially listed as a safety many expect him to become an inside linebacker at the college level. Indeed, USC Linebackers Coach Johnny Nansen has been the one in charge of recruiting Falaniko.
Falaniko had offers from many Pac-12 teams including the Oregon Ducks, Arizona Wildcats the Washington Huskies, and several more. The 6’ 4”, 200 pound prospect is from Leone High School in Pago Pago, American Samoa.
“In viewing Falaniko's highlights, I've decided to call it right now. Falaniko could be the most underrated recruit the Trojans sign this cycle. Now, some might question a recruit who is rated in Scout's top 300 being called underrated, but the reality is most see this kid as a three-star level type guy. Falaniko is just so fast and moves so well across the field that I'm honestly wondering how he's not a consensus four-star.”