West's No. 1 DT Tuli Letuligasenoa Visits L.A., Sets Announcement

Concord (Calif.) De La Salle defensive tackle Tuli Letuligasenoa checked out the Los Angeles schools over the weekend with a host of teammates...

Concord (Calif.) De La Salle defensive tackle Tuli Letuligasenoa, the No. 1 defensive tackle in the West in 2018, made a trip to the Southland over the weekend.


A big target of both UCLA and USC, Letuligasenoa visited both schools while in Los Angeles.

Fresh off a visit to Washington the week before, and visits to Oregon and Oregon State last month, Letuligasenoa was doing his rounds of Pac-12 schools and it was his second time to see both UCLA and USC.

He started the visit off with the trip to UCLA.

"UCLA was great and it was very beautiful over there," said Letuligasenoa.  "I loved the vibe."

Offered early by the Bruins and defensive line coach Angus McClure, Letuligasenoa focused on watching McClure coach.

"The way Coach Angus coached, there is something there that really caught my eye," said Letuligasenoa.

Letuligasenoa also spent some time with Bruin head coach Jim Mora.

"I love Coach Mora.  He gets straight to the point and he really cares about the players," said Letuligasenoa.

Letuligasenoa played with Bruin defensive tackle Boss Tagaloa and tight end Devin Asiasi in high school and got to hang out with them as well.

"It was definitely great with those guys," said Letuligasenoa.  "Whenever I get to hang with them, it is always a great time."

The next day, Letuligasenoa headed across town to visit USC.

"I loved it over there, they showed me a ton of love," said Letuligasenoa.

Letuligasenoa said the coaching staff really stood out to him at USC.

"The way all the coaches are, I really felt everything they said," said Letuligasenoa.

Letuligasenoa met with an array of coaches while at USC.

"I was with Coach (Clay) Helton, Coach KU (Kenechi Udeze), Coach (Johnny) Nansen and Coach (Tyson) Helton," said Letuligasenoa.

Letuligasenoa capped it off with a meeting with head coach Clay Helton.

"I love Coach Helton.  He is a family guy and really understands the importance of family," said Letuligasenoa.

Letuligasenoa has one more Pac-12 visit on the horizon this month.

"I'm going to Colorado this Thursday," said Letuligasenoa.

And then an announcement will come this Sunday.

"I will be announcing my commitment this Sunday," said Letuligasenoa.  "It has been a great process but I am ready to announce where I'm going."

Last week, Letuligasenoa was invited to the Under Armour All-America Game in Orlando, a big honor for him.

"It was great and something I didn't see coming at all," said Letuligasenoa. "I'm very honored and blessed to be selected."

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