Luatua names some early favorites

LOS ANGELES - Tyler Luatua has more than 20 offers but recruiting is not the main priority for the La Mirada, Calif., athlete who looked good at the 4th Quarter Sports Elite 7on7 Tournament on Sunday.
Not having a constant focus on recruiting is difficult for Luatua, though, since many of his offers come from some of the nation's top programs and he continues to pick up big-time offers weekly.
Still, for Luatua, it's a little too early to worry too much about the recruiting process. Instead, he wants to focus on other things so he doesn't get bogged down.
"I'm not really focused on that," Luatua said. "I'm just trying to get better this off-season and work on my scores, focus on academics and be with my team. Next year I'll really focus on recruiting.
"All these coaches talk to me every day so it's a little hard. It is a little surprising. I didn't think I was going to get all this."
Luatua, a 6-foot-4, 230-pound four-star prospect who projects as a tight end for most colleges, said Alabama and USC continue to stick out but that Notre Dame has made a big move in his recruitment and Michigan and Ohio State also have impressed him.
With offers coming in all the time and new interest popping up, things could switch quickly for Luatua so he's not settling on any school just yet.
"Those are two of my top schools (USC and Alabama) but Notre Dame is up there a lot because they use their tight ends a lot," Luatua said. "Michigan and Ohio State are also up there."
In total, the La Mirada standout has been offered by Alabama, Arizona State, Arkansas, Cal, Colorado, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Iowa State, Miami, Michigan, Ole Miss, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Tennessee, UCLA, USC, Utah, Vanderbilt and Washington State.