Utes Still Pushing For Tuifua

Former Utah commit Langi Tuifua is still undecided, but the Utes are still in the mix

Still almost two years from signing his national letter of intent, 2017 South Jordan (UT) Bingham defensive lineman Langi Tuifua has already had a turbulent recruitment with a commitment, decommitment, and more offers rolling in. The local product took an unofficial visit to Utah last week and got a chance to meet with a few of the new coaches as the Utes look for him to come full circle and commit to them again as he did in the summer of 2014.

“The visit went really well. We had some discussions about grades and I got to see all of the new gear they have. We met with the Coach Ena and Coach Powell and they’re really good coaches. They showed us a lot of good things.”

His first meetings with the new coaches are a step in the right direction for Utah as they continue to attempt to put a fence up around their home state and keep the top prospects in.

“I hadn’t had a chance to meet them yet so we talked about how I’d fit into their program and what they do and we talked about what it would be like to stay home and play in front of my friends and family.”

After the visit, Tuifua has two teams at the top, two teams that will likely battle for a bevy of Utah prospects over the next few years.

“Utah is up there right now with Oregon State. Those are my two leaders. I also have an offer from Louisville.”

Despite last summer’s commitment coming off of his freshman season, the 6-3, 210 pounder isn’t anywhere near ready to pull the trigger again.

“I’m not ready to make a decision yet and I haven’t been thinking about it much. Right now I’m just focusing on getting ready for my junior season and focusing on what we have to do to win another championship.”

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