Honolulu (Hawaii) St. Louis 2019 defensive tackle Faatui Tuitele (6-3, 277), is already one of the elite prospects nationally in the 2019 class.
Tuitele was a part of the initial Scout 2019 Watch List in the summer, earning four-stars before he started his sophomore year, but he'll be in contention for top prospect in the West when it's all said and done.
He was at the U.S. Army National Combine earlier this month and cherished the opportunity.
"It was a great opportunity coming from Hawaii," said Tuitele. "Sometimes our talent is overlooked so I went to prove myself and show what Hawaii has. I really enjoyed the opportunity to represent my hometown. It was cool seeing Tua (Tagovailoa, his teammate who played in the game). He's a great leader and mentor and led us to a state championship and to see him on the big stage was awesome and gave me something to aim for."
With over two years until he has to make a decision, Tuitele said he's going to enjoy the process, do some camps in the spring and summer, and take his time.
"I have two more years so I'll keep my options open," said Tuitele. "If I keep my body in shape, I can stay at the 5-tech, so that's going to be my focus, keeping in shape."
This spring, he'll do the Under Armour Camp in Southern California, The Opening Regional and USC's Rising Stars Camp.