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Capital Christian defensive lineman signs his National Letter of Intent to Vanderbilt as members of his family watch.

Capital Christian’s Nifae Lealao signs with Vanderbilt

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 - 10:36 am
Last Modified: Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 - 8:24 pm

Capital Christian defensive lineman Nifae Lealao, the top high school football recruit in the Sacramento area, signed his National Letter of Intent to attend Vanderbilt on scholarship during a ceremony this morning at the school.

Lealao had offers from every Pacific-12 school. He earlier verbally committed to Stanford, but changed his mind to explore other options. He recently visited Cal and visited Vanderbilt over the weekend.

Lealao has a rapport with Vanderbilt defensive line coach Vavae Tata, who was at Stanford last season.

Get the latest updates on today’s signings at and read a full report in Thursday’s print edition.

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