Tuitupou makes his decision

It's been a successful season for Snow TE Peter Tuitupou (6-4, 250). He helped lead the Badgers to an 11-1 record and a berth in the NJCAA Championship Game, while also preparing for the next step in his football career. Recently he took a visit to a Pac 10 school and received an offer and on Monday night he decided he'd though it over enough and he committed...

Tuitupou prepped at Mountain View High School in Orem, Ut. and he signed with Utah, but was unable to qualify.

"Snow is in the same town I lived in, so it was a good situation for me," Tuitupou told "The coaches are great and they always get their guys moved on to the next level."

As a sophomore, Tuitupou rarely left the field for Snow, contributing as a solid edge blocker for the Badgers' power running game while also totaling 21 receptions for 250 yards and four touchdowns.

"I have good strength and I run good routes," Tuitupou said. "I can do whatever a team wants me to do."

Tuitupou saw recruiting pick up quite a bit following his season and he hauled in an offer from New Mexico State, but a Pac 10 school came calling recently and he visited there the weekend of December 12th - 14th.

"I went up there to visit them and I had a great time," Tuitupou said. "It was great and they offered me while I was there.

"I thought about committing, but then I decided to wait just a week to see what else happened."

What almost happened was an offer from Washington State's cross-state rival, the University of Washington.

"Coach (Chris) Tormey had been talking me for a little while, but he got fired," Tuitupou said. "The new offensive coordinator (Jim Michalczik) up there has been talking to me for a little over a week and they were looking at my transcripts to see if I could make it up there in January, but things just didn't work out so I just called the Wazzu coaches and gave them my verbal.

"I'll sign my paperwork tomorrow and I'll be up there next month to enroll in my classes so I can play in spring ball."

Tuitupou will have three years to play two once he arrives in Pullman.

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