Mililani OL Jake Tuatagaloa Commits

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Mililani OL Jake Tuatagaloa Commits

#1 Post by uhwarriors » Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:55 am

In a build-for-the-future move, the Hawaii football team reinforced the trenches with a 2020 commitment from a Mililani High lineman.

Jake Tuatagaloa, who will be a senior this fall, told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser he has accepted a scholarship offer from the Rainbow Warriors. He will put his commitment in writing on Dec. 18, the first day of the early signing period for NCAA football prospects.

Tuatagaloa said he finalized his decision after attending UH’s “Junior Day” on Sunday.

He said he chose UH because of the football program, the coaches, and school’s curriculum. “For me, academic wise, they have everything,” Tuatagaloa said. “That’s what made me seal the deal with them.”

Tuatagaloa plays on both sides of the line as an offensive guard and defensive end. He is projected to compete as an offensive lineman after he enrolls at UH in June 2020. He said he enjoys both positions. His preference on offense is to “just eat. I like to pancake people.” He said he likes the versatility that defense offers.

He received honorable mention on the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s 2018 all-state team.

Tuatagaloa said he is 6 feet 2 and 305 pounds. He will not be participating in any football camps this summer after suffering a foot injury three weeks ago. He said he should be fully healed for the start of Mililani’s 2019 season.
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#2 Post by kapakahi » Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:47 am

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#3 Post by shrek2 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:03 am

UH is going to need the replacements for the senior offensive line.

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#4 Post by Irse » Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:08 am

Keep em coming.
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#5 Post by kapakahi » Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:10 am

shrek2 wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:03 am
UH is going to need the replacements for the senior offensive line.
Only two (2) returning senior OL starters (Kohl Levao at center & JR Hensley at LG) for this coming 2019 season. Emil Graves is the only other returning senior OL....but is down on the depth chart. Alex Dalpe also would've been a senior....but left the team before the end of last season.

Most of the other OL on the anticipated 2-deep will still be juniors (Eletise, Moore, Nu'uanu-Kuhi'iki, Pryor, Sunia, Tu'ulima) this upcoming 2019 season.

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#6 Post by My3Cats » Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:33 am

Love to see the local boyz stay home to represent.
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#7 Post by Palolo_2LA » Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:18 pm

Those quick punches and brut strengthen will go a long way at the next level. He is still a kid, so imagine his power in his man body a few years from now. In the clips, he simply over powers guys his size, which suggests he has tons of power and a good base.

He is a poor man's F Ulu- Perry - short, strong, good hands, but lacks speed. #playwarrior
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#8 Post by shrek2 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:47 am

kapakahi wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:10 am
shrek2 wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:03 am
UH is going to need the replacements for the senior offensive line.
Only two (2) returning senior OL starters (Kohl Levao at center & JR Hensley at LG) for this coming 2019 season. Emil Graves is the only other returning senior OL....but is down on the depth chart. Alex Dalpe also would've been a senior....but left the team before the end of last season.

Most of the other OL on the anticipated 2-deep will still be juniors (Eletise, Moore, Nu'uanu-Kuhi'iki, Pryor, Sunia, Tu'ulima) this upcoming 2019 season.
2020 would be a great year for a number of freshman linemen to adjust to University life and possibly redshirting playing only 5 games. Hope they get more commits for next year. It would be nice to see some speed on the defensive line and linebackers for 2020 from high school as opposed to JC.

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