The Hawaiian Islands are known for its spectacular beauty. Athletically the Islands are known for outstanding football players and of the best for the class of 2007 is defensive tackle Kaniela Tuitupolu (6-2, 275, 5.0) from high school power house, Kahuku, Hawai'i.
Tuitupolu earned first-team all-state honors after accounting for approximately 50 tackles, an outstanding for an inside guy 15 sacks, one fumble caused and one interception that he brought back 71 yards for a touchdown.
Tuitupolu's junior season performance helped Kahuku win the state championship.
The scouting report on Tuitupolu is he's very physical and aggressive. You can handle him with just one blocker. He plays the game with a mean streak and shows the opposition no mercy.
You better pack a lunch when you go up against Tuitupolu because it is always going to be a long day at the offense.
Tuitupolu has a very quick first step that makes him tough to block.
The talented defensive lineman already has six offers on the table from Arizona, Oregon State, BYU, Utah, Boise State and the home state Hawai'i.
USC is just sent Tuitupolu a letter say will be visiting the Kahuku campus this spring to take a look at him.
What is Tuitupolu looking for in a college?
"I'm looking for a school where I can come in and help the team right away," Tuitupolu said. "I also want to go to a school where no one from Hawai'i has been to."
"I don't have any favorite schools just yet," Tuitupolu said. "But I am more interested in the schools that are showing interest in me."
"I already attended the US Army All-America Bowl camp last January," Tuitupolu said. "I will attend the NIKE Camp to be held in Palo Alto this coming May."
"Distance from home could be difference, but if the offer is too good to pass up then I will end up going wherever that school is."