Scout Ranking: **
Scout Rank: NR
Size: 6-3, 320 pounds
Hometown: Fredericksburg, VA
School: Fork Union Military Academy
Accolades: all-league and all-state as a junior
Commit Date: November 15, 2011
Recruiting Scene: Tu'uta was relative unknown all year on the recruiting scene but the Pack got a look at him during the 2011 season and came away impressed with his potential. State offered him during his official visit, and Tu'uta wasted little time committing to the Wolfpack.
Picked NC State Over: Akron
Coach Quote: "John is a tremendous player and a great person. He can play any of the line positions and he has great feet... he runs well.
"John has terrific leadership qualities. He is a hard worker who has been a two-year team captain for us. He does everything you need to succeed and is a joy to be around."