40 time: 5.0
From: Honolulu Hawaii
High School: St. Louis
Tavita was set to leave for Arizona on Thusday but that same day he got the news that his Great Aunt had died. So his family had to take care of many things and he wanted to be a part of it. He is unsure now if he will make the trek to Tucson next weekend.
"My family might still need me around to help out with things, so we'll see. I called the Arizona coaches to let them know what had happened and they understood."
Arizona is recruiting him for the defensive line.
He likes the Cats because his older brother, Young Thompson, played at 'Zona. He also knows many other players from the Islands that have gone to Tucson to play their ball.
"I like that they have a strong connection to the Islands. That makes me feel comfortable with them."
There is one problem in Tavita's case, he has given a verbal commitment to Colorado.
So where do the Buffs stand with him now?
"I am still committed to Colorado."
While saying this Tavita still admits that,"Oregon State still looks good. Those are really the two I am looking at but I am leaning towards Colorado."
Utah appears to now be out of the picture.
"I think I would rather play in the Pac Ten or the Big Twelve."
Thompson had visited Salt Lake City in mid-December and went to Oregon State the weekend of January 9th.
Tavita carries a 3.0 core GPA and scored a 1070 on his SAT. He would like to major in Kinesiology or Sports Psychology.