Tauanuu might be the quickest lineman off the ball in the West region. He has a great first step, uses his hands well and is naturally strong. He also has great pass rushing technique and dominated the one-on-one drills at both the SoCal and NorCal Nike Camps.
Tauanuu is currently rated our No. 10 defensive tackle in the West Coast but he'll move way up the next time we update our position rankings. He has a non-stop motor, never takes a play off and is tough as nails. The recruiting attention has been a bit slow to come by thus far and that could be because Tauanuu hasn't taken the SAT yet but he's a very talented player and should be an absolute steal for somebody.