As we expected, things are really start to heat up for Corona (Calif.) offensive lineman Max Tuioti-Mariner. The talented guard prospect has seen his offer list rise to six and that could double in the next week as his film was just sent out.
Tuioti-Mariner, 6-4, 300 pounds is easily among the nationâ€™s top line prospects this year and no worse than top five in the state right now. He might be the most physical OL weâ€™ve seen on film and his size, athleticism and mean streak all project very well in college.
Colorado was the first to offer Tuioti-Mariner halfway through his junior season. Mississippi and BYU soon followed and now the offers are starting to roll in.
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â€œI just sent his film out and every school that has received it has offered or said theyâ€™re going to offer,â€ Corona coach John Brandom said. â€œI have them in writing from Oregon, Oregon State and Arizona. They all called up and offered the day they watched the tape and I have the letters as well.
â€œUCLA verbally offered and said theyâ€™re just waiting on transcripts. Max is taking a couple of Language Arts classes over and once he does that, heâ€™ll be good to go. Notre Dame called and gave a verbal offer along with Miami and Alabama. ASU just asked for more film on him but said he basically has an offer from them right now
â€œI just sent film to Ohio State, LSU, Michigan and USC and I would be shocked if they didnâ€™t all offer. Max is just that good- I would love to talk to any college who watches his film and doesnâ€™t offer and ask them what exactly are they looking for because Max is so dominant.
â€œHeâ€™ll be the best player Iâ€™ve ever coached and we have players that sign every year from here. As for favorites, Max really doesnâ€™t have a clue right now about that. I just asked him where he wanted to go and his response was, â€˜I donâ€™t know.â€™ I asked him again and said, â€˜Max, you can go anywhere you want, who do you like,â€™ and he proceeded to name about every school in the country.
â€œI think heâ€™ll definitely take his trips before he makes his decision. He needs to see what is out there because he has never really been anywhere other than here and Hawaii.â€