Tuioti-Mariner said two of those schools are those that reside in Los Angeles. "I like UCLA and USC a lot," said Tuioti-Mariner. "I've heard a lot from UCLA and I'm hoping to go to the USC camp again and get some more exposure. I don't know who to root for between them."
And while the Trojans and Bruins are in his early top three, another school which he hasn't heard too much from, but knows quite well, is Hawaii. "My brother (Clarence), plays there, which is why I like them, but I haven't heard as much from them," said Tuioti-Mariner.
Last fall, Tuioti-Mariner lined up at tackle for the Panthers but he knows his future is likely inside. "I like tackle right now, and I like tackle better than guard or center, but most schools want me to play as a guard," said Tuioti-Mariner. "It doesn't matter though, I just like playing football."
Having watched the recruiting process up close when his brother was a senior, Tuioti-Mariner said he knows that, to make a decision, having plenty of time is necessary. "I'm wide open, I'm waiting to see what else is coming," said Tuioti-Mariner. "I want to see if USC and UCLA offer me and maybe some other Pac-10 schools, too."
Tuioti-Mariner said he would be attending several camps and combines this spring. "I'm a football fan and I like being around it so I want to go to as many as I can," said Tuioti-Mariner. Academically, Tuioti-Mariner has a 3.1 GPA and said he would be taking the SAT on March 3.