Posted On: 09/15/20 12:03 AM

One of the top offensive linemen in the state has transferred to Arizona, where he will be able to play football and graduate sooner.

Saia MapakaitoloSaiaMapakaitolo6'5" | OLBishop Alemany | 2021StateCA, the tenth ranked offensive linemen in California, transferred from Bishop Alemany (CA) to Red Mountain High in Arizona.

The 6-foot-5, 280-pound tackle had eight scholarship offers before committing to USC on May 22.

His accolades include being selected to the Preseason All-State team by MaxPreps, and being selected to play in the Polynesian Bowl.

Last season, Mapakaitolo played on an Alemany team that included many of the top players in the state: Miller MossMillerMoss6'3" | QBBishop Alemany | 2021StateCA, Jaylin SmithJaylinSmith5'11" | ATHBishop Alemany | 2021StateCA, Floyd ChalkFloydChalk5'9" | RBBishop Alemany | 2022StateCA, DJ JusticeDJJustice6'1" | WRLincoln | 2021StateCA, Ephesians PrysockEphesiansPrysock6'3" | DBBishop Alemany | 2022StateCA, Niuafe TuihalamakaNiuafeTuihalamaka6'3" | LBBishop Alemany | 2022StateCA, Rashad McKenzieRashadMcKenzie6'5" | DLBishop Alemany | 2022StateCA and Samiuela PaluSamiuelaPalu6'5" | OLBishop Alemany | 2022StateCA.

Red Mountain is ranked No. 17 in the state of Arizona according to MaxPreps and lost in the 6A State Championship game last season.

Mapakaitolo is now ranked the second best tackle prospect in the state of Arizona according to 247Sports, behind Bram WaldenBramWalden6'5" | OLSaguaro | 2021StateAZ of Saguaro.

In Arizona, teams have already begun practicing and the first games are scheduled for the weekend

Arizona All Access Pass

Subscribe to Prep Redzone Arizona to get access to all premium articles and prospect rankings for as little as $2 per week with an annual subscription!