Four-star defensive tackle Kaniela Tuipulotu (6-1, 280, 5.0) from Kahuku, Hawai'i has finished his trips taking his last one to the home state school Hawai'i and now he only needs to make his decision to wrap up his recruitment.
"Hawai'i was really good," Tuipulotu said. "I enjoyed my visit a lot and they showed a lot of things. I understand why some local guys decide to stay home.
"I didn't commit though I was kind of tempted," Tuipulotu said. "I held out because I wanted to talk it over with family before I committed.
"Right now it is a tight race between Hawai'i, Utah and Arizona," Tuipulotu said. "I will sit down with my family and discuss the decision and we will collectively decide what school is best.
"I should have mind made up sometime this week," Tuipulotu said. "At least that what the plan is."
Tuipulotu racked up 62 tackles and 12 sacks as a senior while earning first-team all-state honors in the bargain.
Rivals.com is rated as the nation's No. 18 defensive tackle prospect and was also on the Rivals.com Hawaii top 20 team and landed as the Aloha State's No. 1 prospect.