By Tim Peterson
(Long Beach) – Long Beach Poly quarterback Nico Iamaleava Jr. has committed to Tennessee he announced Monday.
Iamaleava Jr. who played at Warren last season as a junior, but transferred back to his original school Long Beach Poly last week, is considered the number 3 prospect in the nation behind quarterbacks Arch Manning and Malachi Nelson.
Iamaleava threw for 2,244 yards and 33 touchdowns with just one interception while leading Warren to an 8-1 overall record. The Bears won the San Gabriel Valley League and went 8-0 in the regular season before falling in the first round of the CIF Division 2 Playoffs to Corona Del Mar 42-35.
“I really like the city of Knoxville, that southern hospitality is just different out there and having my mom out there with me and seeing how much she loved it meant a lot,” Iamaleavea told 247Sports “The fan support is incredible and I just love how passionate football is out there.”