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Recruit Interview: 2021 California four-star tackle talks FSU, potential visit

#WestsideNoles has potential to live on

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The Golden State is usually not known for defensive tackles, but this year, they have a good one in Westlake Village (CA.) product Victory Vaka.

Vaka stands at 6’3” 305 lbs and plays like it on film. Vaka controls the line of scrimmage with regularity and is athletic enough to make plays going to the sideline as well.

He’s your classic 3-4 NT with the athleticism to be a 43 DT or even a 34 end depending on your personnel groupings, though Victory himself says he needs to round out his game by being more quick twitch off the line,

His strength and versatility are the main reasons why coaches from all across the country want him on their roster come Early Signing Day.

Vaka says he was first introduced to FSU during the Jameis Winston era and has been familiar with them ever since. He loves how the staff is working on building healthy and long lasting relationships with him and has built up a great relationship with defensive line coach Odell Haggins.

Vaka says he loves how Haggins “always keeps it real... and the quality defensive lineman he’s producing.”

He says he also loves Norvell and how he was able to succeed at Memphis. Vaka believes that Norvell is the coach to get the Seminoles back to the glory days, a sentiment that’s been consistently echoed by other targets as well.

Vaka is close to filling up his official visit schedule and FSU is definitely in contention to land one as long as they continue to communicate with him. He loves how the staff is treating him and can see himself contributing for the program because of its bright future.

During his senior season Victory wants to be a leader and hold everyone on his team accountable, much like the creed Coach Norvell recites every time he speaks.

Vaka also has legitimate interest in Florida, Oregon, Michigan and Texas A&M among others.