Texas DT has definitive top three

Athletic defensive tackle Siosaia Tuipulotu has a pretty good idea of the schools he is taking a serious look at this summer. He wants to make an early decision and is looking to narrow things down soon. Where does Louisville stand with the Texas standout?

Siosaia Tuipulotu is a native of the Kingdom of Tonga in the South Pacific. His star is ascending quickly in the Lone Star State. Siosaia who played rugby back in his country says he loves football, and the Trinity (TX) defensive tackle has the skills to make it happen on the football field.

"I think the strength of my game is my technique and my speed as a big defensive tackle," said Tuipulotu. "This is just my second year playing football and my first year I was playing JV ball, but I kept working hard and worked my way up. Then this year I started varsity and my team won the state championship."

Siosaia is really excited about learning the game and he is intent on becoming a complete player.

"I want to work on my strength. I am the strongest guy on my team, but college is way different. I want to work hard to be on that level when I get there," said Tuipulotu.

And this fast rising talent has been recognized nationally as several schools have stepped up with offers. The 6-2, 285-pound Tuipulotu holds offers from Nebraska, Utah, SMU, UNLV, and Fresno State. The University of Louisville also has an offer on the table and Siosaia says the Cardinals have his attention.

"I am really interested in Louisville. I haven't met any of the coaches (in person) yet, but I can't wait to take a visit up there. I am really interested to see Louisville," said Tuipulotu. "I have been offered by a bunch of schools, but right now I really like Nebraska, Louisville, and Utah."

Tuipulotu has planned an unofficial visit to Louisville and he has no other plans for the summer. He also maintains that he is still open to other options as well.

"I am still wide open to other options because there could be other schools out there that could help me a lot. I just don't know yet," said Tuipulotu.

As a Mormon Siosaia is very excited about taking his required mission at the end of his senior season. He is looking for a school that will allow him the time he needs and will hold a roster spot for him. Tuipulotu says that each of his top three schools have assured him he will have that opportunity, and there are a few other key factors that he is looking at as well.

"I am looking for a school that can prepare me for everything. That can prepare me in life and physically as well," said Tuipulotu.

Making a swift decision is also in the works for the talented prospect who would like to enjoy is senior season.

"I will only take visits to only my top 3 teams. And I want to make a decision before the season so I can concentrate on my senior year," said Tuipulotu.

Cardinal Authority Top Stories