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Luatua looking for more

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Tyler Luatua is one of those special athletes who could play on either side of the field and it showed this season when he dominated both ways.
He's an outstanding tight end, he can line up as a hybrid defensive end and La Mirada, Calif., coach Mike Moschetti thinks there is even another position where he could shine at the college level.
"He could be an outside linebacker, too," Moschetti said. "What he did defensively this year was impressive.
"It's going to be one of those deals wherever he goes it's going to be a fight with the defensive coordinator and the offensive coordinator. He tackles people, it's a highlight every tackle. He leaves his feet and is in the air."
The 6-foot-4, 230-pound prospect who's an early four-star by Rivals.com said during his junior season that USC and Alabama are favorites but so many programs are involved that it's tough to name frontrunners.
USC is the hometown powerhouse and his brother, Isaac, plays for the Crimson Tide but basically every school is recruiting Luatua so it's too early to figure out where things stand.
So far, the four-star has landed offers from Alabama, Arizona State, Arkansas, Cal, Colorado, Florida, Florida State, Iowa State, Miami, Michigan, Ole Miss, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Tennessee, UCLA, USC, Utah, Vanderbilt and Washington State.
More offers are coming in almost daily - and things could pick up dramatically once Moschetti sends out Luatua's impressive junior film.
"Everybody is talking to him," Moschetti said. "Michigan, Ohio State, USC, Notre Dame, they've been by, each school at least three times. Arizona State was here and Alabama's offensive coordinator is coming this week.
"I'm going to get his junior film and send it out everywhere. He dominated this year. He has 19 offers and it's all from his sophomore film."
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