Vaiome Sekona Fails To Qualify, Expected To Enroll In Junior College


Vaiome Sekona, a three-star offensive lineman from Crespi High School (Encino, Calif.) and 2015 signee, will not play for the Cowboys next season and will instead enroll at Tyler Junior College (Texas) after failing to meet NCAA qualifying numbers, according to’s Robert Allen.

Sekona originally pledged to the Cowboys in October, and later signed with the team in February. The 6-foot-4, 258 pound Sekona played both offensive and defensive line in high school, and had 22 tackles, one sack, and one touchdown off of an interception return as a senior. He was named to the first-team California Interscholastic Federation All-State team on offense and the Los Angeles Daily News All-Area team on defense.

Sekona was listed as the #37 offensive lineman in the 2015 class by ESPN, and had nine scholarship offers, including Miami (FL), UCLA, USC, Oregon State, Texas Tech and others. With the loss of Sekona, the Cowboys now have 17 offensive lineman on the roster.

Ironically enough, the Cowboys signed defensive tackle Motekiai Maile in February, who transferred from Tyler Junior College. Here’s to hoping that Sekona can follow a similar path, and rejoin the Cowboys down the road.

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