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LeRoy Tanoai is still hearing from some schools but he doesn't seem too interested, perfectly happy with his commitment to Utah and excited to become a part of that program.
That could still be a couple years away though since the three-star offensive lineman from Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame plans to do a two-year mission before joining Utah's football team.
"I've always been a fan of Utah," Tanoai said. "Everything about the program I really like. The culture is great. There are a lot of Polynesians on that team and I'm Polynesian and it's a great atmosphere. I'm also Mormon so I'm excited to go out there.
"I'll be serving a two-year mission and then I'll be playing when I get back. I was really happy when I talked to the coaches and they said they support me going on my mission so I'm thankful for that. From what I know they have a lot of people on their missions now."
Tanoai, who is planning to take his official visit to Utah in late December, said one of the biggest reasons why he chose the Utes over many other programs is because he sensed a family-based atmosphere there.
The culture around the program also appealed to Tanoai, who said recruiting has slowed down since his commitment in April but that Washington, Nebraska, Hawaii and a few others are still sticking around.
Looking at other schools doesn't seem like a big deal to Tanoai since he said he's happy with Utah, the football program and everything the school offers.
"It felt right there," Tanoai said.
Position is also up for debate since the 6-foot-4, 280-pound three-star recruit plays right tackle on his high school team but could easily move inside if needed.
"I'll probably play offensive guard," Tanoai said. "I'm just happy I have the opportunity to go there so I'll play wherever they want."
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