Four-star defensive tackle Kaniela Tuipulotu (6-1, 280, 5.0) from Kahuku, Hawai'i as expected made up his mind to play his football and continue his college education with the Arizona Wildcats.
"I committed to Arizona," Tuipulotu said. "I really liked Arizona's coaching staff. The showed the most interest in me that any other staff."
"Coach Tui (Mike Tuiasosopo) and host on my visit Lolomana Mikaele were great," Tuipulotu said. "Those were two good reasons why I chose Arizona.
"The city of Tucson has a great family atmosphere," Tuipulotu said. "The surrounding area is really nice and kicked back.
"I'm really excited being a Wildcat," Tuipulotu said. "I know I will be very happy over there.
"It is going to be great playing in the Pac 10."
The Wildcats won this recruiting battle over offers from BYU, Utah, Oregon State, and the home state school, Hawai'i.
USC also showed some late interest in the talented defensive tackle from the Aloha State.
The Wildcats land a player in Tuipulotu who racked up 62 tackles and 12 sacks as a senior while earning first-team all-state honors for his performance.
Rivals.com rated Tuipulotu 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.