Recruit update: MaxTuioti-Mariner

Corona (Calif.) lineman Max Tuioti-Mariner (6-4, 300), has added a few more offers, he's at seven, and schools have been coming by the campus to lock eyes with him. "Pete Carroll from USC came by (on Monday) and it was really exciting," said Tuioti-Mariner. "Boise State came by too."

Tuioti-Mariner said no new offers have come in recent weeks, but with college coaches visiting Corona, he think that could be changing.

"I haven't gotten any new offers lately, but since schools are coming up, they'll look at me more," said Tuioti-Mariner. "It's alright because I'm not in a hurry to decide. I'm not even sure about camping anywhere this summer. I'm still deciding on which camp I should go to."

One thing Tuioti-Mariner did acknowledge is where his preference to play in college is.

"All I can say is that I like schools in the West," said Tuioti-Mariner, who of his seven offers, six are from schools in that region. "Pac-10 schools are what I like but I like some WAC schools and schools in the Mountain West. I like BYU and Hawaii (where his older brother Clarence plays)."

Tuioti-Mariner's offers are from Arizona, Arizona State, BYU, Colorado, Ole Miss, Oregon and Oregon State and he said he's also hearing from USC, Cal, UCLA and Boise State along with Hawaii to an extent.

"I haven't heard as much from Hawaii lately, but I like them and I'm still going to take a look at them," said Tuioti-Mariner. "My brother said they could be offering me."

But Tuioti-Mariner insists that he's wide open.

"Every school looking at me has a chance," said Tuioti-Mariner. "I'm looking at how close the team is, things like that. I'm pretty open."

One of the elite interior lineman in the state, Tuioti-Mariner said he doesn't care where he lines up in college.

"I can play guard or center," said Tuioti-Mariner. "But I don't care as long as I play."

Tuioti-Mariner said that he wasn't much of a football watcher growing up, but did have one team he liked more than the others.

"I liked USC growing up. Now I like Hawaii too because of my brother being there. If I had to take three trips, I'd visit BYU, Cal and Hawaii. I really liked Hawaii when we went out there. I went when they played Arizona State and he was showing me around and I really like the campus," said Tuioti-Mariner.

Academically, Tuioti-Mariner has a 3.1 GPA and said he scored an 880 on the two-part SAT.


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