Big man gets it done for COD

At 6'6" and weighing 400 pounds, College of the Desert OL Frank Tanuvasa is, quite literally, one of the biggest prospects in the entire country. spoke the talented line prospect recently and he gave us the low-down on which schools are recruiting him and how he surprises opponents...

"Most people don't think I can move very well because I'm big, but I feel like I move really well for being as big as I am," Tanuvasa told recently. "That surprises most of the linemen I face because they don't expect me to get to them or reach them on a block, so that's something I'm able to do."

While Tanuvasa presents the skills necessary to be a devastating drive blocker at the next level, he didn't start to realize his football potential right away and after he finished up high school in Alaska, he decided to give up the game.

"During high school I wasn't even thinking about playing college football," Tanuvasa admitted. "I just thought I would work and go to school and that would be it, but after studying for a year and just taking some time off, I realized how much I missed it and I started looking around at different schools.

"I went down and met with the coaches at Desert and I figured I wanted to go the exact opposite from what I was used to in Alaska so I went from really cold to really hot and I'm loving it."

As a freshman in 2010, Tanuvasa started every game at guard for Desert and because his size and skills were on display every week, schools have come calling this spring.

"So far, the schools I've personally talked to have been Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon State and Arizona State," Tanuvasa said. "None of them have offered me yet and my coaches said some schools will be out to see me more this spring too.

"I'm just looking for the right fit. I haven't really thought about all of the stuff I will consider. I just want to wait and see who is interested and then I will start looking at them closer."

Tanuvasa is on pace to graduate next May and he will have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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