Sacramento (Calif.) Grant defensive lineman Christian Tupou took his third and official visit to BYU this past weekend. The lineman has already visited Nebraska and Arizona and said he would like to take his last two visits before making a decision.
Tupou, 6-2, 265 pounds is one of the dominant defensive players in the West region. His Grant team finished the year 14-0 and has a strong case to be called the top team in the state this year.
As for the visit, Tupou had nothing but good things to say about the Cougars.
"This was my best trip so far,"? Tupou said. "My other ones were good as well but at BYU, I visited with a bunch of other Tongan's and was hosted by a tongan (Matangi Tonga) and we all just really bonded so well. It felt like a big family to me.
"I liked the coaches and campus a lot and had a chance to see snow for the first time ever. We went snowmobiling and that was a lot of fun but I think overall, the thing that stood out the most was just how good the people are there.
"The coaches are really nice and you can tell they care about you are more than just a football player. The players on the team are all really nice and respectful as well. I just fit in well there and had a really good time.
"I still want to take my last two visits before I make a decision. I have Cal next weekend and then my last trip is still open. I do want to take it though and then I'll be ready to make my decision."
Tupou is LDS but said his faith won't be a factor in his decision.
"I'm basing this strictly on football,"? Tupou said. "I don't plan on going on a mission after high school or anything so I'm just looking for the best fit for me football wise and where I feel most comfortable with the coaches and guys on the team."