"This means everything to me," said Uluave. "I came over here to make a name for myself, to put Hawaii on the map and represent and to get an invitation to The Opening means so much."
It capped what had been a whirlwind week for Uluave.
Before he left Hawaii, a slew of schools came by to see him.
"Our spring ball started just last week," said Uluave. "We had Coach Chad (Kauha'aha'a) from Wisconsin, Coach (Mike) Tuiasosopo from UCLA, Coach (Andy) LaRussa from Colorado and Coach (Keith) Bhonapha from Washington. So we had a good turnout."
Then came unofficial visits to Cal and Stanford and finally the NFTC.
"I wanted to make the most of my time in California," said Uluave. "We had a good time with the visits and the camp. It was fun. It's not easy to get over here and it's not easy for the coaches to get over to me."
"I'm not sure how many I have but I know I'm in double-digits," said Uluave. "It's been a lot of fun. We have a great program at Punahou that gets a lot of attention."
"Coach Tuiasosopo is the main one recruiting me for UCLA and he's a real cool guy," said Uluave. "And I've talked to Coach (Adrian) Klemm and he's a great line coach."
Klemm will be visiting Hawaii next week with plans to stop in at Punahou to see Uluave.
For Punahou, Uluave plays tackle, but at the NFTC, he played guard and center.
"Coaches like my versatility and they've talked to me for many positions," said Uluave. "I can play tackle, guard or center. Whatever they want me to play. Whatever my o-line coach in high school needs me to play, I play and whatever my o-line coach in college needs me to play, I'll play."
Uluave said he will take all five visits and decide late in the process.
"I'm wide open right now and I want to take all five visits," said Uluave. "Because it's not very easy for me to take unofficial visits, I want to be able to take all five trips."