Power Five or Ivy League? California TE TaeVeon Le has options

Woody Wommack, Recruiting Analyst
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The Latest: Class of 2018 tight end Tae Le has an eclectic list of scholarship offers to date. Some of the schools pushing for his commitment are from the Ivy League, while others offer the opportunity to play in a Power Five conference. Iowa State, one of the latter options, is a school Le is considering, but he said he has to way all factors into his eventual commitment. Rivals.com caught up with Le at the recent Los Angeles stop of the Rivals 3-Stripe Camp Series presented by adidas to talk about his options and get his thoughts on the Cyclones.

Tight end


Newport Beach

RR: 5.3

Ht: 6'4.0"

Wt: 225.0

Class: 2018







Commitment status:


In His Words: “I’ve thought about the difference been a Power Five school and the Ivy League. It’s more of a question about life really. When you go into the business world or the financial world like that it weighs a lot more than a big time football school. But those schools also have good football programs as well. It’s kind of hard to weigh between academics and pure football. My mom says follow my heart. She knows that I’m a smart man and I know what I want to do an ultimately I’m just waiting to see what the world looks like in a year.”

On Iowa State: “I’ve been talking to the coaches. It’s a little far from home but I like what they’re doing over there. The coaching staff that I’ve met and talked to so far so far seems like a great staff. They’re trying to get me to go out there and I’m trying to work it around my schedule with school and football but I want to get out there and see the whole facility.”

On his fit in the Cyclones offense: “They want to spread me out and get me the ball. They said I could play the slot, we’ll see. It would be nice to play in a system that lets me show my pass catching ability.”

On other visits: “I’m going to try to make it to Arizona State, Washington and a few others.”

Rivals Reaction: Le will likely camp at several other schools this offseason so it will be interesting to see if his offer list grows. Getting to Iowa State for a visit seems like a priority so if the Cyclones coaches can get him on campus it could got a long way toward helping land his commitment.

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