Tuli Letuligasenoa (Brandon Huffman)

Tuli Letuligasenoa takes in USC spring game

Tuli Letuligasenoa is the only Californian defensive tackle rated in the Scout 300 west of Texas.

Concord (Calif.) De La Salle four-star defensive tackle Tuli Letuligasenoa is the No. 1 rated player at his position by Scout — a position USC signed four players during the 2017 recruiting cycle. 

In 2018, quality will be more important than quantity and signing Letuligasenoa would be a huge step in securing the needs of this year’s class for the Trojans. Saturday, Letuligasenoa took his first unofficial visit to USC. 

“I learned how the coaches operate and what they expect out of their players,” said Letuligasenoa. “I learned that USC is a top school in every major too.

“I think the highlight of the day for me was all the love the coaches showed me and my family.”


Letuligasenoa made the trip to the Trojans’ spring game with his teammates Henry To'oto'o, Beaux Tagaloa and Gunner Rask.

Ironically, three of the Trojans 2017 defensive tackle signees were on hand and introduced to the crowd Saturday. All three of those players are Polynesian, which is an observation not lost on Letuligasenoa.

“I love the Poly vibe at USC,” said Letuligasenoa. “It’s not really a big factor, but it's pretty cool to play with Polys.” 

While is still contemplating future trips and a list of favorite schools, Letuligasenoa is not expected to make any recruiting headlines until late next fall. 

“I’m not doing any camps, so I’m just thinking about the schools I will take official visits to now,” said Letuligasenoa. “I’m not planning on making a decision until signing day.”

This spring, Letuligasenoa has unofficially visited Washington, Oregon and Oregon State. As first impressions go, Letuligasenoa said USC put themselves in a good position to receive an official visit next winter.

“I love everything about them and what they stand for,” Letuligasenoa. “They stand out to me because I feel like I can come here compete. I feel like I can grow as a person and a player at USC.”

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