Four for Four with Xavier Su’a-Filo

After you all expressed your interest in Xavier Su’a-Filo, I made sure to grab him. Great kid, well-spoken, firm handshake. All good things.
Stanley Hasiak to follow…

1) On the importance of preseason practices:
“It’s about getting more and more confident each day. They’re kind of throwing us out there, getting the reps out of the way. I’ve had to mentally and physically start to prepare more. I think getting thrown in, getting the experience to go against older guys like Kyle Bosworth, Brian Price, that’s just helping us out.”

2) On the transition from high school to college:
“In high school, you’re dominant at all these levels, and that’s why you’re here. But when you get into college, everybody’s fast, everybody’s strong. Only difference realistically, and even on to the next level, is sound technique. You’ve got to have it. Everyone’s on your level. Now this is a game about skill.”

3) On his decision to come to UCLA:
“I’ve been given every opportunity right now, and if I work for it and deserve it it’s fine, but coming here, did I think I would play right away? No, that didn’t play a big part. My goal, wherever I went, was to play and earn the job.”

4) On what he’s proven so far:
“I think I’ve shown so far that I can learn, that I can move well. A good offensive lineman should know how to move. But this is the second day of practice. I’m learning, trying to be an expert of these plays, and then just add some other things along.”

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  • 13-9

    This blog will never get old with the great Jon Gold.

  • cv

    Has either one of the linemen submitted their mission paperwork?

  • Anonymous

    I read somewhere that Xavier Su’a-Filo had. Stanley Hasiak is not Mormon.