Lutui Back From Westwood

The Euless (Texas) Trinity four-star lineman Hiva Lutui talks about his official visit to UCLA, where he's been committed...

Euless (Texas) Trinity four-star lineman Hiva Lutui has been committed to UCLA since the summer.

But Lutui is still taking visits, having tripped to Utah and BYU already.

This weekend, he went to the school he pledged to, UCLA, for his third visit.

"It went real well," said Lutui. "Sam Tai was my host. I went with my three teammates and my cousin Isaiah Folasa was there on his official so that was cool."

Lutui was offered by former head coach Rick Neuheisel and former offensive line coach Bob Palcic, but said the new coaches impressed him.

"I thought getting to know a new coaching staff would be a problem but it wasn't and this staff, they're more hands on," said Lutui. "They just approached it a lot differently than Neuheisel and in a good way."

Lutui said he liked offensive line coach Adrian Klemm, who recruited him when he was at nearby SMU, as well as new head coach Jim Mora.

"Coach Klemm, he's a class A guy. He's been there and done that with his three Super Bowl rings," said Lutui. "And Coach Mora brings a more aggressive attitude, a Nick Saban attitude."

Lutui was scheduled to visit USC next week, but said that he's not sure if that will happen.

"USC would be my last visit, but I don't really know if I'm going to take my USC visit," said Lutui. "I may just focus on UCLA, BYU and Utah."

Lutui also said the Bruins are still his frontrunner.

"I still have UCLA as my top school," said Lutui. "I'll probably make my final decision closer to Signing Day."

Lutui said that Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham is expected to visit him in-home next week and that BYU and UCLA would likely be in-home the following week.

Brandon is in his seventh year with, currently as the National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.
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