Three-star offensive lineman Richard Tuitu'u (6-5, 315, 5.35) from Gilbert (Ariz.) Highland has made his decision on his college choice. He had offers from ASU, Cal, Washington, Oregon State, Missouri, BYU, Utah, and San Diego State.
"I committed just today to ASU," Tuitu'u said. "I just went over all the pros and cons of playing close to home or playing out of state and it just added up to Arizona State."
"I just loved the players at ASU," Tuitu'u said. "When I went on my trip the players were great. I clicked with whole group."
"Winning the bowl game helped a little bit, but not too much," Tuitu'u said. "The reason I chose ASU was more because of the coaches and the players that made the difference."
Tuitu'u was selected first-team all-state and first-team all-region as a senior
Tuitu'u has outstanding strength with his 395 pound bench and his 485 pound squat.
"Richard is a great kid and a hard worker," Highland coach Preston Jones said in an earlier interview with Rivals.com. "He's also turning into a great leader."
"You can't coach Richard's size and quickness," Jones said. "He has unlimited potential."
Tuitu'u was selected to the Rivals.com Arizona Top 15 team and is considered as the number eight prospect at any position from the Grand Canyon State for the class of 2005.
Rivals.com ranks Tuitu'u as the nation's No. 21 Offensive guard prospect but he has the versatility to play all three offensive line spots.