Tui gets it done for Snow

After going on his mission, current Snow LB Tu Tui (6-2, 230) began looking around to figure out where he could continue his football career and he decided Snow Junior College in Utah was where he needed to be and now he's hoping a big sophomore season results in some D-1 offers soon…

After a standout prep career at Kahuku High School, Tui signed with his hometown school, Hawaii, but he figured out he wasn't going to qualify, so he took his LDS mission to help himself grow up and now he's focused on what he needs to be.

"I have a wife and she helps keep me centered," Tui told JCFootball.com recently. "I also learned a lot about myself. I went to Houston on my mission and that place is really hot. I was use to Hawaii hot, which is pretty hot, but Houston is just different.

"It really made me realize what I had and how much I needed to focus on the things that are important in my life – my faith, my wife, my family, my education – and that's really helped keep me focused."

Last year, Tui played outside linebacker for Snow at 268 pounds and he said that was his main focus this offseason.

"I needed to get my weight down and that's what I really worked hard on," Tui admitted. "My wife eats healthy, so that made me eat healthy and that's how I lost the weight. I also worked out a lot and did a lot of cardio and agility drills. It's really helped my explosiveness and my flexibility and I think it's made me a better player."

Tui had hoped to head back to Hawaii, who he signed with out of high school, but he said he's still waiting to talk to the new coaching staff since June Jones, to coach he signed with, headed to SMU.

"So far I don't have any offers, but Kansas, Kentucky, Colorado, Idaho, Utah, Oklahoma State and TCU have all been talking to me," Tui noted. "All of them basically told me they wanted to see how I do this fall before they will offer me, so it's sorta an audition for me early this season."

Tui has his grades in order and he'll finish his AA degree in December and he'll have two years to play two wherever he ends up.

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