John Tofi, 6-7 PF San Francisco (Calif.) Burton, showed us a lot this summer. He's got a nice combination of skills and physical toughness, and he's only recently started to scratch the surface of his potential.
We spoke with John this afternoon and learned that he has committed to UTEP. The Miners, with the recent addition of recruiter extraordinaire Silvey Dominguez to their staff, have been very active in the west -- it seems as if half the kids we talk to have UTEP on their list. Coach Dominguez has done a terrific job of identifying, and recruiting, players in the west and we wouldn't be surprised to see other west coast kids heading to El Paso.
We asked John about the reasons for his decision and he said, "They're strong in my major, engineering, and I liked the area.The weather is good and I also like that it's a pretty big city."
John told us that USF, Portland and Cal were the three other schools that he was considering.