Heading in to this weekend's NorCal Nike Camp, Stockton (Calif.) St. Mary's quarterback William Tuitama was probably the least heralded of a talented group of signal callers from up North. That should all change after his impressive showing Saturday where he was rated by our staff as clearly the top quarterback of the day.
Tuitama, 6-2, 212 pounds had to share time as a junior but still completed 64 of 92 passes for 1,134 yards and 11 touchdowns. Nebraska and Arizona have both offered and with over 75 colleges represented on Saturday, that list should triple in the next month or so.
In our eyes, Tuitama was easily the most impressive quarterback at the Nike camp Saturday. He had the strongest arm by a wide margin, was very accurate and threw with a confidence that not a lot of the other players had. His mechanics were solid and his feet were better than we remember. Tuitama is a big strong kid and in terms of his body structure, reminds us a little of Oakland Raider quarterback Marcus Tuiasosopo.
At the EA SPORTS Elite 11 workout at Cal on Sunday, Tuitama wasn't quite as consistent as he was Saturday but still had a solid day. He was a little more hit and miss with his accuracy and looked to be pressing at times.
"I threw better on Saturday, I'm not sure why," Tuitama said. "I still feel good about how I did though and had fun out here. I learned some new things and I'm looking forward to the next (EA SPORTS) workout in Las Vegas."
Tuitama put himself in a solid position to make the EA SPORTS Elite 11 in July and it will be good to see him once again in Vegas. On the recruiting front, Tuitama lists Nebraska as his top school followed by Oregon, Arizona State, Arizona, Fresno State and Oregon State. He's carrying a 2.9 GPA and scored an 840 on the SAT.