Juniors to Watch: Highland

Coach <b>Preston Jones</b> told us about two juniors he has for next year that he feels will receive quite a bit of attention. Both offensive lineman <b>Richard Tuitu'u</b> and tight end <b>Shaun Fitzpatrick</b> were in attendance for UA's Junior Day festivities over the weekend. We get the goods on both players.

Richard Tuitu'u is a 6-4, 275 pound lineman prospect that runs the 40 in 5.4 seconds. Highland just did their testings last week so the most recent numbers on him are a 317 clean, 333 bench, and a 400 pound squat.

He was a second team all-region selection as a junior.

"He has outstanding feet and is only 16 so he is still very young," says Coach Jones. "He is a hard worker and we have high expectations for him."

Shaun Fitzpatrick is a 6-3, 235 pound tight end/defensive end prospect that runs the 40 in 4.8 seconds. His most recent numbers include a 285 clean, 310 bench, and a 400 squat.

He was second team all-east Valley, first team all-region, and honorable mention all-state as a junior. He had 40 catches for around 500 yards and eight touchdowns.

"He has unbelievable hands and is a great leader."

We will be catching up with both players very soon for interviews.

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