Tuli Letuligasenoa (Brandon Huffman)

4-star DT Tuli Letuligasenoa Visits Pac-12 Schools

Concord (Calif.) De La Salle defensive tackle Tuli Letuligasenoa visited two Pac-12 schools and has several more after him...

Concord (Calif.) De La Salle defensive tackle Tuli Letuligasenoa is the top defensive tackle in the West in the 2017 class and No. 6 nationally.


The 6-2, 300-pounder has 17 offers and a few of them are standing out.

"Standing out is UCLA, California, USC, Colorado, Washington, Notre Dame, Oregon, Utah and Nebraska," said Letuligasenoa.

Letuligasenoa has visited Oregon and Oregon State this spring.

"The visits to Oregon were great," said Letuligasenoa.  "At Oregon we met all the coaches and I liked them a lot they seemed very excited and happy I was there. Oregon State was a nice campus and it was beautiful but I actually didn't get a chance to speak with the coaches because I had to leave early."

He also plans to visit the two Los Angeles schools, USC and UCLA, as well as get up to Washington, during spring practice.

"I definitely plan to get down and check out UCLA and USC and hope to get up to Washington this spring," said Letuligasenoa.

Letuligasenoa said he's been building a good relationship with a number of coaches too.

"Mostly Coach KU (Kenechi Udeze) at USC, Coach Angus (McClure) at UCLA, Coach (Brian) Polian at Notre Dame, Coach Ikaika (Malloe) at Washington, Coach Joe (Salave'a) at Oregon and Coach (Lewis) Powell at Utah," said Letuligasenoa.

When he was a sophomore, Letuligasenoa started on a defensive line that featured UCLA defensive tackle Boss Tagaloa as well as tight end Devin Asiasi, who just transferred to the Bruins.  Those three helped the Spartans win the CIF State Open Division Title.

Letuligasenoa said both are recruiting him to follow him, with Tagaloa doing so for a long time.

"Yes, they definitely are recruiting me and they want to build the De La Salle pipeline to UCLA," said Letuligasenoa.  "I have a great relationship with Boss.

Letuligasenoa, though, grew up a fan of their rival.

"My dream school growing up was USC," said Letuligasenoa.

Still, Letuligasenoa is in no rush to make a decision and said he's wide open to everyone.

"I don't have a top five or anything right now," said Letuligasenoa.

Letuligasenoa said he's likely not doing many camps this offseason and will focus on DLS football.


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