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Oregon commit A.J Tuitele, a 5-11, 190 pound safety from Wilmington (Calif.) Banning had a huge sophomore season at running back rushing for over 1,400 yards to lead the Pilots to the L.A. City Championship.

As a junior, Tuitele was used primarily at safety and earned All-State Underclass honors at the position. In a game last Friday, Tuitele showed he's one of the top backs in the state rushing 15 times for 135 yards and three touchdowns before taking the second half off in Banning's 48-8

A.J. is a four-star recruited as rated by TheInsiders.com. Tuitele committed to the Ducks back in June, he also considered Nebraska, Notre Dame and the rest of the Pac-10 teams.

Steve Summers contributed to this story.

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