Tuli Letuligasenoa (Brandon Huffman)

Key Bruin Relationships with 2018 4-star DT Tuli Letuligasenoa

Nov. 11 -- Concord (Calif.) De La Salle 2018 defensive tackle Tuli Letuligasenoa is having a monster season for the Spartans and has landed several new offers but key relationships with UCLA have helped the Bruins...

Concord (Calif.) De La Salle 2018 defensive tackle Tuli Letuligasenoa (6-2, 310) is one of the premier defensive linemen nationally and the top tackle prospect in the West in his class.


Letuligasenoa had a monster game against Danville (Calif.) Monte Vista last Friday, making sure the Spartans stayed unbeaten against Northern California teams since their last loss to one in 1991, knocking off previously unbeaten Monte Vista.

The four-star had two sacks and two more hurries in a game the Spartans got to Washington quarterback commit Jake Haener for six sacks.

"It was just great that game," said Letuligasenoa. "The whole practice week, we practiced so hard, doing a lot of hitting and contact.  So it was great to see hard work pays off.  All my motivation was my teammates going as hard as they were to get me better prepared for this game. I play for them."

Letuligasenoa also had some motivation seeing his former teammate and partner next to him at tackle last year, Boss Tagaloa, now a freshman lineman at UCLA.

"It's always great seeing that guy," said Letuligasenoa.  "He especially helped me last year and taught me the ways of being a varsity player.  I look up to him a lot so I had to bring it extra with Boss there."

Boss' current school, UCLA, is one of the three main offers that Letuligasenoa said has his attention right now.

"The main offers standing out to me are UCLA, USC and Nebraska," said Letuligasenoa.  "I like those schools right now.  Especially the way that Nebraska is playing and the road USC is on and being my dream school.  And then UCLA cause of my relationship with Boss."

Letuligasenoa said he's built a good relationship with the coaches recruiting him at the respective schools.

"Coach BKU (Kenechi Udeze) is recruiting me for USC.  The defensive line coach at Nebraska (John Parrella) is recruiting me there.  And UCLA it's Coach Angus (McClure)," said Letuligasenoa.

Letuligasenoa has gotten to check out UCLA and said that conversations with McClure have been largely about the pipeline at De La Salle.

"I went when UCLA played UNLV when we played Servite down there," said Letuligasenoa.  "I had a tour of the school then I went to the game.  It's a beautiful school. You can't beat that. Angus said he wants to keep the De La Salle pipeline going and his main focus is getting the next big guy from De La Salle. Boss has a big input on that too and seeing what he can do for me."

Two schools that Letuligasenoa is interested are Vanderbilt and Clemson.

He's heard from Vandy but hopes to hear more from Clemson.

"Right now, I'm getting a lot of love from Vanderbilt.  Vandy right now could be the next offer," said Letuligasenoa.  "And I'd like to hear more from Clemson.  I know it's a big school but I feel like that would be a great, great school for me. Especially seeing them against Alabama and that defensive line, seeing how effective they were."

This weekend, Letuligasenoa and De La Salle will have an opening round bye before playing Concord (Calif.) Clayton Valley in the CIF-NCS Open Division semifinals.

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