Gilbert (Ariz.) Highland three-star offensive guard Richard Tuitu'u was one of the more dominant blockers in Arizona last year. But he’s taken his game to an even higher level in 2004 and that’s made him one of the more highly recruited players in the state.
“I’m just better overall at finishing my blocks,” Tuitu’u, who is 6-foot-5 and 302- pound, said.
“I’m also better with my footwork. I’m stronger and I’m a lot quicker, which allows me to carry my blocks all the way through.”
It’s those reasons that have attracted scholarship offers from Arizona State, Cal, Missouri, Utah and Washington. He also had an offer from Arizona, but Tuitu’u said the Wildcats pulled their offer recently because they are finished recruiting offensive linemen.
“I’m close to setting up visits to Cal and Arizona State,” he said. “I’ll also go visit Utah, too. They’re just all good programs. Cal is playing great football now. Arizona State is also doing really good. And Utah, that’s a team that will play in a big bowl game.”
Tuitu’u doesn’t claim a leader at this point, and he said he wouldn’t mind finding two more schools to fill out his visit schedule.