By NU Athletic Communications
DL, 6-4, 300, Highland, Calif. (Redlands East Valley HS)
Defensive line prospect Quentin Toailoa (pronounced toe-uh-loa) is one of three native Californians in Nebraska's 2008 signing class. The 6-4, 300-pounder has good speed for his size and is expected to line up on the interior defensive line for the Cornhuskers. Toailoa joined the Huskers after an outstanding prep career at Redlands East Valley High where he helped his team to a 12-1 record in 2007, before a loss in the semifinals of the playoffs. Toailoa racked up better than 90 tackles during his senior season, including three sacks. His performance netted him first-team all-league honors as a defensive tackle. Toailoa also earned all-league honors as a junior, when he compiled 70 tackles and three sacks. Toailoa is regarded as one of the nation's top 50 defensive tackles by both Scout.com and ESPN.com, while SuperPrep Magazine lists him among the top 150 players in the Far West region. Toailoa chose Nebraska over offers from Oregon State, Utah, Arizona and Fresno State among others. Quentin is the son of Tamara and John Ciraulo and Fala and Heather Toailoa. Quentin was born on Aug. 22,1990.