Tufele had an amazing trip

Harbor City, CA recruit Boe Tufele made the trip from California to Atlanta for an official visit to Georgia Tech this past weekend. Before leaving campus, Boe gave his verbal commit to Coach Paul Johnson and Georgia Tech.


His recruitment began when his offensive coordinator contacted Tech Coach Buzz Preston. “He told Coach Preston that I could play on defense or offense.” Boe sent his transcripts to Tech, the coaches liked what they saw, and Boe was invited to come to Atlanta for an official visit. “My mom and I made the flight. “ 

Living in the warm Southern California climate Boe found the weather to be different in Atlanta from what he was used to experiencing. “We loved Atlanta.” The coaches assured Boe’s mom that he would be in good hands. “The trip was amazing.” The best part of the trip for Boe and his mom was hearing about the education. “I want to major in engineering and my dad feels this is the best place to get an engineering degree.”

Boe spent time on the visit with offensive line coaches Mike Sewak and Ron West. “They said I have a bright future playing at guard or tackle on the offensive line.” The coaches want to take advantage of Bone’s ability to use his hands to fend off defensive linemen.  

Tech offensive tackle Jahaziel Lee hosted Tufele on his visit. “I found it pretty ironic that he was a defensive lineman in high school but has excelled as an offensive tackle in college.” Lee let Tufele know that the coaches intended it to be that way so he could talk to him and learn what to expect. “He says he takes pride in putting his man on the ground and paving the way for the running backs or quarterbacks.” Tufele likes playing defense but he is willing to play where Coach Johnson wants him to play.

Tufele realized that Tech was where he wanted to be after learning about the education and hanging out with the players. “They made me feel like I was already on the team. To me it is a different vibe with the chemistry at Georgia Tech.” Boe felt that for him to come in on such short notice and the way they made him and his mom feel was all he needed to know to make his decision.

Boe may be one of the last Tech recruits to sign his letter of intent. “I think I am set to sign mine at 1:40 which will make it 4:40 on the east coast.”

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