Hawaiian Linebacker Maninoa Tufono Talks Early Scholarship Offers

LAS VEGAS -- Scout.com caught up with linebacker Maninoa Tufono, one of Hawaii's top underclassmen, at the Pylon 7on7 National Championships to discuss his first set of scholarship offers...

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Maninoa Tufono picked up his first couple Pac-12 scholarship offers last week and those most certainly won't be the last.

The promising 2019 linebacker from Honolulu (Hawaii) Punahou was one of the top underclassmen at the Pylon 7on7 National Championships last weekend, flashing physicality, cover skills and the ability to drop back while keeping running backs and tight ends in his sights. Tufono read quarterbacks well and was quick to react on throws up the middle.

Oregon and Washington State were the first Pac-12 schools to offer, joining Hawaii and Idaho State on Tufono's early list. Tufono intends to camp with the California schools this summer -- CaliforniaStanfordUCLA and USC -- and also hopes to visit the Ducks and Washington, where his father played his college ball.

Hear what Tufono had to say about his recruitment, childhood favorites and more in the video above.


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