Daily Dawg Thread 26 May 2020: Moliki Matavao announcing decision at 9:00 PM ET

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Daily Dawg Thread 26 May 2020: Moliki Matavao announcing decision at 9:00 PM ET

Liberty High School 2021 tight end Moliki Matavao will be making his commitment announcement tomorrow on May 27th at 6:00 p.m. PDT (that’s 9:00 p.m. ET).

The 6-foot-6 and 240 lbs rising senior out of Henderson, NV has over 34 scholarship offers. Who will get the nod?

Georgia was one of only two Southeastern Conference programs to be named one of Matavao’s top-six back in April.

Also included were Oregon, Penn State, UCLA, and Washington. Matavao took an unofficial visit to Athens to visit the campus and with coaches back last summer in June.

UGA has had success recruiting nationally under head coach Kirby Smart and his staff, even pulling five-star prospects from out west. The Bulldogs signed athlete and tight end Darnell Washington out of Desert Pines High School in Las Vegas, Nevada as part of Georgia’s 2020 recruiting class and defensive back Kelee Ringo from Saguaro High School in Scottsdale, AZ. There was also wide receiver Jermaine Burton and running back Kendall Milton from the state of California.

But, Oregon seems to be the school to beat at the moment and it would probably be a surprise if Matavao doesn’t choose the Ducks on Wednesday evening. Whatever program lands Matavao is getting a talented football player and receiver.

247Sports rates Matavao a four-star prospect, the No. 4 tight end, the No. 1 player from the state of Nevada, and a top-150 recruit nationally for the 2021 recruiting class. Rivals also rates Matavao a four-star prospect at tight end and have him as a top-100 recruit and one of the top-5 tight ends nationally. ESPN echoes both 247 and Rivals and have rated a four-star tight end prospect for 2021 and one of their top-300 players nationally.

Matavao has hauled in over 64 receptions for 1,045 yards and 12 touchdowns for the Liberty Patriots in 21 games the past two seasons at tight end and wide receiver. He also competes in varsity high school basketball. You can watch Moliki Matavao’s most recent 2019 junior season highlights by clicking on the video below.

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