NSD19: Mataio Soli
DL – 6-4 – 230 – Douglasville, Ga. / Douglas County
Four-star prospect by Rivals and 247Sports … Rated as the No. 16 weakside defensive end in the country and 28th overall player in the state of Georgia by 247Sports … Four-year varsity letterwinner at Douglas County High School in Douglasville, Georgia … Racked up 84 total tackles, 60 solo, with 29 tackles for loss, including 22.5 sacks to go with four quarterback hurries, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery as a senior … Region 5-6A Player of the Year … Helped the Tigers to an 8-3 overall record, including a 7-1 mark in district play, and an appearance in the 2018 Georgia High School Football 6A state playoffs … Tallied 77 total tackles as a junior, 49 solo and 20 for loss with 18 sacks en route to a 10-2 record in 2017 … Advanced to the second round of the Georgia 6A state tournament … Posted 50 or more tackles in each of his last three years of high school football … Parents are Arkansas graduates … Father Junior Soli earned All-SEC honors during his collegiate career with the Razorbacks (1992-95) as a nose guard and was drafted in the fifth round of the 1996 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers … CHOSE ARKANSAS OVER: Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Clemson, Florida State, Notre Dame, Oregon, Stanford, Wisconsin and others.
Mataio Soli (mah-tye-oh) … Born March 4, 2001 … Son of Karen and Junior Soli … Has two siblings, Solomon and Skylar.