Tuihalamaka wants to see Nebraska

It might be a good idea for Sione Tuihalamaka to bump into Ndamukong Suh while he is in Lincoln this weekend. Suh is the epitome of what might be and he's also a West Coast kid that came to Nebraska to play football. What Suh might have to tell Tuihalamaka could pay dividends in Nebraska trying to get his services.

Nebraska is still looking for a defensive tackle in this 2009 class and that player might just be Sione Tuihalamaka. Tuihalamaka from Gardena (Calif.) Junipero Serra is back in school after the holidays.

"We just got back in school the other day," Tuihalamaka said. "We just started back the other week. It was good to get back again."

The Huskers will have a chance to host Tuihalamaka who makes his first official visit this weekend. He is most interested in seeing the direction of the program in Lincoln.

"This week I am going. I leave this Friday for Nebraska. I want to see where Nebraska is going. I have never been to Nebraska and I am willing to see it."

As a player from California that has never been to Nebraska there might be some culture shock. But, that is why you take the visits and that is what Tuihalamaka is planning on doing.

"I really just want to get out there to check it out. I want to see how different it is. I want to how it is there. I have no idea how Nebraska looks."

At Junipero Serra, Tuihalamaka was used primarily as a three-technique, but moved down when there was an injury to the nose. He also played nose in the nickel.

"Sometimes, I would play the one-technique, or the nose, but most likely I am a three-technique playing defensive tackle. That is where I was most of the time.

"I would play out at defensive tackle unless they had to move me inside because someone got injured. There were certain formations that I would move to nose to, like in the nickel."

Apaiata Tuhalamaka is a name that Husker fans should recognize. The Huskers recruited him back in 2007, but he is now at Arizona. Will that affect Sione?

"Yeah, my brother is out at Arizona and it's not really a huge thing to go where he is going. I am going to make the best decision for me and that is why I am taking the trips."

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