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Sacramento DL sets visit

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Three-star defensive lineman Christian Tupou (6-3, 260, 4.9) from Sacramento (Calif.) Grant has five offers on the table and has set two visits.
Tupou has offers from Arizona, BYU, Nebraska, Nevada and Cal State Sacramento.
"I have a visit set to Arizona during our bye week (October 20th) and I have a visit set to BYU during January, an exact date hasn't been set yet," Tupou said. "I am open on all other visits.
"I don't know much about Arizona," Tupou said. "They are kind of a new school to me. My brother (Fenuki Tupou) visited Arizona and liked it so I wanted to see what he saw there.
"BYU is supported by the LDS church and I'm LDS, too so I would have something in common with most of the players and the student body."
At this stage of the game Tupou is very open to school choice so anything could happen on the recruiting trail.
Though Tupou has a brother playing for the Oregon Ducks, at least at this time, he would prefer to go on his own road, but again this is early and you would be wrong to rule out the Ducks.
What is Tupou looking for in a school?
"I'm first looking for a school that has a prestigious football program," Tupou said. "I want to go to a school that have a history of developing their best players and gets them ready for the NFL.
"Academically, I want to go to a school that has high standards," Tupou said. "The perfect school would have high standards for both their football team and their academics."
Tupou earned first-team all-city, first-team all-section and first-team all-league after accounting for 85 tackles, 16 sacks, three fumble recoveries and three forced fumbles.
The scouting report on Tupou is he has the right stuff for a defensive lineman. He's tough and aggressive. He is very quick off the football and by the end of the season he was seeing double teams.
Tupou played defensive end as a junior but will move inside to nose guard for his senior season. This could be a good thing for Tupou because he projects as a defensive tackle.
Don't look for an early commitment out of Tupou. He could ride this thing out until signing day.
Tupou earned a spot on the Rivals.com preseason California top 100 team for the class of 2007 landing as the Golden State's No. 82 prospect at any position.
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