Redshirt freshman offensive lineman who will have an opportunity to impress new offensive line coach Eric Wolford this spring.
2016: Redshirted in his true freshman season at South Carolina.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played offensive tackle and nose guard for head coach Danny Wilkins at Asheville (N.C.) High School... graduated in 2016... the Cougars went 9-3 in his senior season... earned first team all-state honors... played in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas... rated a two-star prospect by Rivals... 247Sports considers him a three-star prospect, the 24th-best player in the state of North Carolina and the No. 46 offensive tackle in the nation... ESPN ranks him as a three-star prospect, the 52nd-best player in North Carolina and the No. 78 offensive guard in the nation... rated a three-star prospect and an All-Atlantic Region pick by PrepStar.
PERSONAL: Full named is Pika Junior Leaovaiga Leota... born April 14,