Kahuku, Hawaii, four-star defensive tackle Kaniela Tuipulotu has been the center of one of the toughest recruiting battles of the season, especially since he's the top ranked player in Hawaii and had schools like Arizona, Utah, Hawaii and Oregon State chasing after him.
Things got even more interesting when USC tried to come into the picture the past few weeks.
But he decided earlier today to go with the team that had been with him the longest – the Arizona Wildcats.
Reached at school today, Tuipulotu confirmed that he's heading to Tucson.
"I had a feeling about them all along," said Tuipulotu, who is 6-foot-1 and 280 pounds and ranked as the No. 18 defensive tackle in the nation. "I guess you could say it was a feeling in my gut. I really felt the best about them all along."
The commitment for the Wildcats is huge and is another big get for Wildcat ace recruiter Mike Tuiasosopo.
Tuiasosopo has now landed three four-star players and three other three-star players this recruiting season.