The Warrior Beat

On the nose

June 21st, 2014

Penitito Faalologo is on the move again.

Faalologo, who was raised in American Samoa, was recruited as a linebacker. He was used there briefly before moving to defensive end. While redshirting as a freshman last fall and during the past spring training, he was at fullback and H-back.

This offseason, Faalologo has been training with the intent of playing nose tackle in training camp. Faalologo appears to have the tools to be a point defender — strength, compact build and, in football parlance, a good "motor."

With the Warriors expected to go with wider sets on offense — and, of course, Joey Iosefa as the featured back —Faalologo probably will be more useful on defense.

Moses Samia is listed as the No. 1 nose tackle on the post-spring depth chart. Marcus Malepeai is No. 2. Calen Friel also can be used at nose tackle.

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The Warriors' fifth day camp will be at Kapolei High tomorrow, with registration at 9 a.m. The clinic begins at 10 a.m. It costs $20, a fee that includes lunch, a T-shirt and insurance coverage.

Call (808) 956-6508 for details.

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