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Tuileta picks USC over UH

By Paul Honda

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LAST UPDATED: 10:17 a.m. HST, Feb 05, 2014


Larry Tuileta was known to drop a bomb on opposing defenses from time to time as an All-State quarterback at Punahou.

He dropped one more this morning, pledging allegiance to USC and stiff-arming Hawaii in a stunning reversal at the PIAA National Letter of Intent day signing ceremony at the Sheraton Waikiki.

Tuileta, the Star-Advertiser offensive player of the year, made an oral committment in April to play football and volleyball for UH. But when USC brought in Steve Sarkisian as its new football coach in December, UH was suddenly up against the former Washington head coach and USC assistant coach.

It all happened within the past two weeks, when Tuileta went to visit the USC and UH campuses. USC had dual appeal to Tuileta, a three-time All-State volleyball player.

"It came down to deciding between two great programs. I discussed it with my parents. It took a very long time. I was up late until this morning, constantly thinking about the decision," he said. "There's been a lot of changes (at USC), so he (Sarkisian) gave me an opportunity to get onto the team. He gave me a spot. It's a chance that I'm going to take."

There was no interest under previous USC head coach Lane Kiffin.

Tuileta talked with Hawaii coach Norm Chow before making his decision.

"I told him there's another option," he said.

UH still landed most of its top prospects. Wide receivers Devan Stubblefield (Saint Louis) and Donald Lambert (Moanalua), tight end Dakota Torres (Punahou), defensive end Kaau Gifford (Kamehameha), linebacker Dayton Furuta (Mililani) and safety Manly "Pumba" Williams (Farrington) all gave their signatures to Manoa.

Stubblefield could help immediately. He was an All-State pass catcher who was a deep threat as well as a crisp route runner. His early commitment to UH stood strong, but he was definitely pursued.

"Other guys tried to get in the door, teams from the Pac-12 and Big 12 as well. But I took my visit this past weekend and that opened my eyes. It's family, it's God, God spoke to me. That was one of my main decisions, and Coach Chow allowed (me) to play football and baseball," Stubblefield said. .

He conceded that baseball could offer other options should he have a strong senior season and get drafted. Then he'd possibly play college football and pro baseball. But one thing for sure is that he won't be catching perfectly thrown spirals from Tuileta.

"Larry's going to be family no matter what. He was committed to Hawaii first and we accept him. It's no different now. Wherever he goes, it's going to be good for him. I was getting excited to play with him, but it is what it is," Stubblefield said.






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amela wrote:
Good luck to Tuileta. I don't think it's a big loss to the football team but more of a loss to volleyball. If Zwahlen stays committed I don't think he would have had a chance to play. At USC his chances are even slimmer. But I wish him luck along with all the other local boys who leave. Go Rainbow Warriors!
on February 5,2014 | 08:24AM
serious wrote:
Correct, there is no future in UH football--if he can make the USC team--that would be a dream come true and THEY have a great coach!!
on February 5,2014 | 09:57AM
JnS wrote:
You think USC has a great coach...don't watch college football much do you.
on February 5,2014 | 11:22AM
Wazdat wrote:
not great but much better than chow
on February 5,2014 | 12:36PM
JnS wrote:
Totally agree as Chow is horrible, but to say he is good is really pushing it...he has done nothing at UW...their incoming coach will make Sark look bad.
on February 5,2014 | 12:39PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
In the USC coaching changes, Washington actually got a better deal when Peterson from Boise St. Took over.
on February 5,2014 | 04:16PM
Giligan wrote:
Just one more reason for Hawaii to beat USC! Look at BYU, when we finally beat them, we really beat them.
on February 5,2014 | 02:57PM
raiderfan wrote:
UH will never beat USC in a million years. Stop dreaming.
on February 5,2014 | 07:35PM
oxtail01 wrote:
If Chow goes back to USC, we will!
on February 5,2014 | 09:16PM
huponews wrote:
That's life, move on.....will be very difficult to ever start a game at QB for SC. They will recruit 5 star guys.....maybe volleyball will be his game at SC. Good luck......we need to up grade our QB, situation at UH, I know coach Chow will get it done.
on February 5,2014 | 08:32AM
Usagi336 wrote:
Yeah, don't see him playing QB at USC. Hope I'm wrong though.
on February 5,2014 | 01:24PM
control wrote:
wonder how many people felt the same way with Marcus Mariotta
on February 5,2014 | 02:55PM
kaleo_1 wrote:
The difference is that UH didn't go after Marcus- Good luck to Tui- at least he'll have real good views of the games
on February 5,2014 | 05:03PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
Larry sounds like a smart boy.
on February 5,2014 | 08:45AM
gobows wrote:
maybe he'll be the best safety the defense has
on February 5,2014 | 08:55AM
CartwrightPark wrote:
Seems to be more of a education/volleyball decision cuz braddah not gon see too much PT as a QB at USC.
on February 5,2014 | 08:55AM
GooglyMoogly wrote:
Can't argue with that decision. A degree (presumably) from SC vs. UHM? A no-brainer if there ever was one.
on February 5,2014 | 09:05AM
Bdpapa wrote:
Depends on his Major. UH has some really good programs. But I would have taken USC also.
on February 5,2014 | 10:25AM
JnS wrote:
This type of statement gets regurgitated so much, yet is so far from the truth. I understand the recruitment process for companies intimately, and where you went to school has very little to no affect on how a candidate is viewed. Sure it may sound better when you are having conversations, but when it comes to jobs / making a living it is meaningless. Now if you want to discuss the quality of education you will receive, it may matter depending on what you want to major in...but thinking he will be better off just because he will attend SC vs UH is laughable.
on February 5,2014 | 11:36AM
kaleo_1 wrote:
"Like"
on February 5,2014 | 05:05PM
krusha wrote:
So much for the dynamic duo of Punahou playing together again with Kupono Fey... Good luck trying to make their football team that is stacked with 5-star players and QBs. Probably will just stick to Volleyball over there at USC.
on February 5,2014 | 09:07AM
samsdad wrote:
I wish him the best of luck. However, what does this say about his character? He had verbally committed to the UH but when USC dangled a walk-on opportunity, he dropped UH like an old sock. If you believe in "bachi", the road to USC will not be paved in gold.
on February 5,2014 | 09:12AM
dontbelieveinmyths wrote:
Then why even go through the verbal commitment BS. It's not binding, therefore not a commitment.
on February 5,2014 | 09:39AM
Rite80 wrote:
Exactly, minds are make up on LOI day.
on February 5,2014 | 10:55AM
primo1 wrote:
"Verbal commitment" is an oxymoron.
on February 5,2014 | 12:44PM
jimbone wrote:
You can't blame a kid for going to USC over Hawaii, all the lights and glimmer of the big city. But if he misses home and wants to come home, you welcome him home with open arms. But he has to make the team as a walk-on now with no scholarship. Thank you very much, now we got a good talent for FREE.
on February 5,2014 | 10:06AM
mcc wrote:
There is no character defect with this young man. He was made a better offer before he signed the dotted line. Like saying, I love this home I am going to buy it. Then on the way to sign the contract,I see a better one and buy that one instead of the first one. Do I have a character defectry Everyone has to make choices and I believe he made the right one. Good luck and play hard, Tuileta!
on February 5,2014 | 12:13PM
kailua000 wrote:
oh wait, but it was okay for UH to offer Micah Kapoi, accept his commit then 4 months later tell him they decided to go in another direction? Please, what does that say about the character of Norm Chow? thank goodness Wisconsin was smart enough to jump on Kapoi.
on February 5,2014 | 10:58PM
kiragirl wrote:
Loyalty is not in his vocabulary but it would be a no-brainer decision for most players.
on February 5,2014 | 09:13AM
TannerKealoha wrote:
Typical "It's all about me" kid from Pun.
on February 5,2014 | 10:15AM
GooglyMoogly wrote:
He did this at PIAA Signing Day at the Sheraton, with other Hawaii high school athletes from other schools, which SA covered. At this event, it was "all about me" for each of these kids. You should cover up...your bias is showing.
on February 5,2014 | 11:15AM
kekelaward wrote:
Don't eat the yellow snow....
on February 5,2014 | 03:55PM
Archie wrote:
Good for him. I wish every kid coming out of high school had the opportunity to do what's best for their future.
on February 5,2014 | 11:16AM
napoko wrote:
It should be all about him. Who else should he be looking out for?
on February 5,2014 | 12:48PM
busterb wrote:
Tanner I guess.
on February 5,2014 | 03:57PM
GooglyMoogly wrote:
So does that mean loyalty is not in the vocabulary of most players? That's what you're implying.
on February 5,2014 | 11:26AM
kiragirl wrote:
When it comes to decisions affecting them.
on February 5,2014 | 12:20PM
primo1 wrote:
He made the decision that was best for him - what's wrong with that?
on February 5,2014 | 12:46PM
Kealii wrote:
Absolutely nothing!
on February 5,2014 | 03:58PM
kiragirl wrote:
Nothing but you are agreeing that his decision is for himself!
on February 5,2014 | 05:32PM
DowntownGreen wrote:
Not a thing. It's as it should be. Both coaches made their offers based on what was best for their team and their school. Also as it should be since that is their job. Tuileta owes loyalty to himself and his family. That's it.
on February 5,2014 | 06:00PM
inverse wrote:
The last S A article about Tuileta was UH offered him a full scholarship, while USC accepted him into the school as a walk-on but NO initial scholarship. With USC's deep pockets they could have sweetened the deal by at least guaranteeing Tuileta some student aide OR a Tuileta family / friend is willing to front Tuileta tuition money to attend USC so that he can get his degree at USC instead of UH. No brainer, wish this kid well and have a great time at USC! UH football under chow fun is a hopeless cause and the true reason to play at UH is that is your last choice if no other half decent school offers a scholarship or if it is a Hawaii kid, he is not ready to live on his own. Teo kind of fell into that category but that guy had an army of people to protect and guide him when that Lennay fiasco blew up in his face.
on February 5,2014 | 09:17AM
AhiPoke wrote:
Disapointing but what I really don't understand are reports that state he will get financial aid but not a scholarship. What's the difference? Seems to me that big money schools like USC can put a bunch of players on "financial aid" and skirt the scholarship limits. I'm happy for the kid but I wonder how this works. IF, he's not getting any aid, I'm wondering how his family is coming up with the kind of money it takes to go to USC. I'd guess that would be in the range of $75-100k/year for everything.
on February 5,2014 | 09:20AM
MKN wrote:
@AhiPoke: Actually they legally can't do that because the NCAA has rules against it. I hope his family's rich because you're right about the costs per year to attend a college like USC with no scholarships or tuition assistance.
on February 5,2014 | 09:50AM
vball808chick wrote:
His family must be rich cause he went to Punahou right, lol?
on February 5,2014 | 10:16AM
livinginhawaii wrote:
Incorrect assumption. Those days ended just under 13 years ago when the financial aid decree took place. The academic requirement trumps all now.
on February 5,2014 | 12:42PM
Pathfinder wrote:
This is such an old stereotype… there are so many scholarships at Punahou and USC has even more!
on February 5,2014 | 09:55PM
GooglyMoogly wrote:
If only the government/school offered some sort of aid to students and their families to assist with the financial burden that college places on them. I wonder what they would call such a program?
on February 5,2014 | 11:19AM
XML808 wrote:
It's called FAFSA. And every parent of a high school senior will be scrambling to get their taxes done so they can submit a FAFSA in by the deadline.
on February 5,2014 | 03:59PM
kailua000 wrote:
that max you can get from the FAFSA is a whopping $5500. that will pay your meals for one semester at USC or most other colleges thats it.
on February 5,2014 | 11:00PM
GooglyMoogly wrote:
Very broadly, a scholarship is awarded to students for contributions they make to the institution (non-financial, and not just in athletics). Financial aid has no reciprocating condition like a scholarship does, and is awarded based mostly on need.
on February 5,2014 | 11:23AM
AhiPoke wrote:
"Financial aid has no reciprocating condition like a scholarship does, and is awarded based mostly on need." - Obviously the unwritten condition is that he play football. Does anyone think that he'd be offered aid if he didn't. My point is that, due to the high cost of USC, most players could/would meet the criteria for "need", thereby circumventing the scholarship rules. Again, I'm happy for this young man and his family. What I'm concerned about is schools playing outside of the rules which were intended to not have any university have unlimited scholarships.
on February 5,2014 | 01:39PM
loquaciousone wrote:
I don't understand why any kid would prefer playing for national championships at USC when they can be wallowing in the cellar of the MWC at UH.
on February 5,2014 | 09:31AM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
It's the opportunity to play for Norm Chow.
on February 5,2014 | 10:53AM
BonDancr wrote:
Feeling sad...but that was his decision.
on February 5,2014 | 09:41AM
false wrote:
Nice comments about a fellow football play, Mr. Stubblefield. Time in the trenches makes for a good bond. Wish everyone well, there were no bad decisions here. Nor bad kids
on February 5,2014 | 09:43AM
Bdpapa wrote:
Yup
on February 5,2014 | 10:27AM
GooglyMoogly wrote:
Indeed.
on February 5,2014 | 11:20AM
jeffdman2000 wrote:
LARRY THE CABLE LIE
on February 5,2014 | 10:13AM
ARCH_808 wrote:
Hey, no need to bash this young man. In the end, no one can fault him for doing what he feels is best for him.
on February 5,2014 | 10:28AM
hapaguy wrote:
You can't fault a guy for doing what he feels is best for him but you can fault a guy for not keeping his word....says a lot about someone's character if you ask me.....
on February 5,2014 | 10:34AM
ARCH_808 wrote:
Things have changed since last April. Again, just a kid. Cut him some slack.
on February 5,2014 | 10:56AM
inverse wrote:
I don't think character is the problem with Tuileta, rather money. USC is expensive and initially only possibly offer him student aide that would have prevented Tuileta from attending UH. That might have changed in a more concrete offer of student aide to Tuileta and/or family/friends or possibly someone related to the Puna h organzation are going to front/loan Tuiletta the tuition money for USC. The Pun mafia takes care of their own and might have somehow found a way to send Pun alum Tuileta to USC and NOT have to attend UH. Not a nice a thing to say, but people need to be honest about the TRUE situation of UH and UH athletics.
on February 5,2014 | 11:09AM
BigOpu wrote:
His character is in sync. He made the best decision for him. UH really didn't lose much in this steal. What was he rated at…two stars? If that is what UH is hanging their hat on, we got much bigger issues.
on February 5,2014 | 11:26AM
StifelHNL wrote:
schools rescind verbal committments also
on February 5,2014 | 12:29PM
DowntownGreen wrote:
Exactly. They do il the time. That's why it's called a "verbal". It's worth the paper it's written on... none. The LOI is all that ultimately matters. The coaches know that, the schools know that, fans with any sense know that, and smart prospects OUGHT to know that. Fortunately, Tuileta did know it. It's his life. Good luck to him.
on February 5,2014 | 06:04PM
kailua000 wrote:
Yes, as in UH recinding verbal committments to local boy Micah Kapoi months after he committed.
on February 5,2014 | 11:01PM
nippy68 wrote:
education wise smart move. i dont really see him playing on the field for usc maybe on the volleyball court yes. it will be a volleyball scholarship for him if they give it to him.
on February 5,2014 | 10:32AM
foliefolie wrote:
Agree.
on February 5,2014 | 11:55AM
Who_Said wrote:
Excellent choice...
on February 5,2014 | 10:40AM
Kaonohialii wrote:
Great decision Tui! We will miss watching you on the court at UH but very excited to see you and Micah rock at USC.
on February 5,2014 | 10:42AM
nippy68 wrote:
who the hell is micah?
on February 5,2014 | 02:59PM
Kaonohialii wrote:
Micah Christenson is the setter for USC. He graduated from Kamehameha and also plays on the USA Men's Junior National Team.
on February 5,2014 | 06:40PM
lowtone123 wrote:
Disappointed he didn't sign with UH but wish him well.
on February 5,2014 | 10:57AM
BigOpu wrote:
Congrats to all students who have earned scholarships to college. Parents gotta be proud. Not a huge steal for USC. Must not have been high on their list to not offer a scholarship. Kind of shows how UH faired though. They lost a kid to a non-scholarship offer…but it was USC. OK, lets move on. Mahalo to those who committed to UH to become Rainbow Warriors. Much respect to these guys.
on February 5,2014 | 11:11AM
Opelu wrote:
How difficult is this decision after two years of watching the current UH Football program - Wishing this young man success at USC that includes some play and a degree
on February 5,2014 | 11:50AM
HawaiiMongoose wrote:
I don't begrudge Tuileta his decision, but what in the world was he doing at the PIAA event? He was offered a walk-on role at USC, and walk-ons don't sign a letter of intent. Once he decided to turn down UH's scholarship offer there was no reason for him to show up, especially flaunting the cap of a school that did not actually see fit to offer him a scholarship. It was disrespectful to UH and to the many other student-athletes who were there to be recognized and celebrated for signing an LOI and accepting an athletic scholarship.
on February 5,2014 | 12:03PM
DownSpout wrote:
Good point. As someone else said, "It's all about me! Now, get over iit."
on February 5,2014 | 12:51PM
inverse wrote:
Must be a Pun a hou thing.
on February 5,2014 | 01:09PM
DowntownGreen wrote:
Jealous much?
on February 5,2014 | 06:05PM
Wage Earner wrote:
Bingo. You are spot-on with this comment.
on February 5,2014 | 05:30PM
Publicbraddah wrote:
It's his life. It's his decision. Good luck to you. Bows still got some good ones and hopefully more on the way. Go Rainbow Warriors!
on February 5,2014 | 12:15PM
BonDancr wrote:
Devan Stubblefield: will cheer you on from Makai Orange, Section G!!! Go Bows!!!
on February 5,2014 | 12:27PM
GorillaSmith wrote:
From the UH perspective, this is no great loss. Good luck, kid.
on February 5,2014 | 12:30PM
islandsun wrote:
Not a surprise.
on February 5,2014 | 12:31PM
Wazdat wrote:
Smart Move. UH not the best choice when you can go to USC..
on February 5,2014 | 12:35PM
aloha101 wrote:
Too bad for UH because I really wanted to see him play for the men's UH volleyball team. Why don't the good players ever stay home?
on February 5,2014 | 01:05PM
keola2011 wrote:
I wonder if he can spell the word idiot, because surely he is one. UH offers a full pledge scholarship and he turns it down for financial aid at USC? Not a huge lost for UH but only a huge lost for him. Give it a year and he'll regret this decision. Oh pay UH back for printing out your name on a plaque for the signing ceremony. Waste Hawaii taxpayer money for your stupid irrational decision.
on February 5,2014 | 01:12PM
swagger wrote:
Wow a walk on at USC gets a full page story at sports scholarship ceremony.
on February 5,2014 | 01:16PM
MANAKU wrote:
This article shourld read "Highly Touted Wak-On". What was he doing at the scholarship ceremony if he knew he wasn't signing an LOI. He should've shown some character by staying home. I'm sure the news guys would've came to his house anyway to find out that he turned down UH's full ride and selected to walk-on at SC.
on February 5,2014 | 02:15PM
Kaneohe5 wrote:
As long as his parents can afford it why not.
on February 5,2014 | 01:47PM
MANAKU wrote:
So disapointing when one's word means nothing. If you are wanting to go to SC for football, your chances are slim to none. If you're going for volleyball, SC and UH are about the same, but your parents are paying. Wish you luck cause you gonna need it.
on February 5,2014 | 02:01PM
Tanuki wrote:
This is ironic/funny. USC did the same thing to UH with Tui that Punahou and other private schools do to the public schools all the time. OH, NO, our private schools don't offer athletic scholarships. Right. They just call it by different names. Financial aid. music scholarships (don't play an instrument, no problem-o)..... Wonder why Kahuku was not as strong this year? All of their good players are now playing for Punahou. If you can't beat them, take their players. Same thing with USC and a lot of other colleges. When they run out of their allotted scholarships they just give them other financial aid and other packages as walk-ons. No problem-o.
on February 5,2014 | 02:23PM
nippy68 wrote:
you are absolutely right. punahou should sign all the players from kahuku and label them as some kind of scholarship. punahou should be called buff'n samoans.
on February 5,2014 | 03:04PM
DowntownGreen wrote:
Actually, you're both wrong, but who cares about the truth when you can bash Punahou, right?
on February 5,2014 | 06:07PM
control wrote:
Hmmm, come to UH where the coach might not be around at the end of this year or in the next couple of years, or go to a powerhouse school. Go to a school that is on the bottom rung of their conference, one that almost didn't win a game last year? No brainer. Yes, he may never start at SC but where would you rather be (in terms of playing football)? A school that has a hard time finding financial backing (can't even get soap for showers, etc.) or a school that has no finding problem finding financial backers, where football is king?
on February 5,2014 | 03:01PM
Wage Earner wrote:
I'm sure his parents' opinion weighed very heavily in the final decision. That said, if there were "rumblings" a few days ago, then why not fix the damn sign at the signing ceremony? Last-minute shenanigans like that only serve one purpose: to embarrass and humiliate UH and its coaches.
on February 5,2014 | 03:21PM
Lowcal_Boy wrote:
People... read the article before you question Tuiʻs character... donʻt just look at the headline. USC wasnʻt even in the picture until Sarkisian was named the new head coach two weeks ago. It became an option and Tui took it. A verbal commitment is just that... things change all the time. As far as him getting a walk on offer only. At this time no school has scholarships to offer anyone coming from the class of 2014... theyʻve all be used up in all the sports. USC has no scholarships to offer. I would think USC will give him a scholarship in either volleyball or football once a scholarship becomes available. To those that say Tui will not get on the football field... he may surprise more than a few people. No heʻs not a 5-star football player... neither was Marcus Mariota.
on February 5,2014 | 03:22PM
brucepati1 wrote:
hahaha......Good for UH and Norm Chow, and congrats to Larry Tuileta. Tuileta was not even heavily recruited and had no full ride offer from USC but he still snubs "Chow time". UH is a program on decline and they did not get hardly any of the top-rated players they went after especially on the mainland. Most of the guys that did commit(especially the local players) were not being heavily recruited anyway, and UH was their best choice and only choice. Go look on rivals.com and look at a lot of the players that committed to Pac 10/Mountain west schools you will see quite a few that UH went after and never got.......
on February 5,2014 | 03:39PM
hapaguy wrote:
I see a lot of comments like "cut the kids some slack", "he's only a kid", etc....that's total BS. Younger men them him have fought wars for this country so stop the "he's only a kid" bs....My father raised me that your word was your bond. Isn't that ture anymore? What kind of message are we sending if we condone young MEN from going back on their word? If you read some of the other comments from recruits that were offered AFTER UH offered them, they to a man said they were going to HONOR their commitments. Also, the smart thing to do as UH fans is to always discourage recruits from reneging on their commitments to UH.....
on February 5,2014 | 04:34PM
kailua000 wrote:
So a students word is their bond but the colleges is not. I do believe that you should not commit unless you are 100% sure, but then why does UH offer players then pull back? Both happen all the time. UH pulled the offer on Kapoi after he committed and didnt waiver at all; , every year they pull an offer, every year a greyshirt is told sorry, they dont have a scholarship for him and he ends up going somewhere else. This is the one time the athletes need to look out for themselves, not the fans or the coaches because fans dont support him with jobs or help pay his way and the coaches come and go, the coaches pull offers, the coaches make offers then ask players to walk on. the coaches are not committed to players till the NLI is signed anymore than they players are committed to the school
on February 5,2014 | 11:04PM
hapaguy wrote:
I see a lot of hate for UH on here. "Good for Chow" or "good for UH" that they lost Tui.....why all the hate?
on February 5,2014 | 04:37PM
jtamura69 wrote:
Just another athlete who is a legend in his own mind. No morals, just a person who's words and promises mean squat.
on February 5,2014 | 04:49PM
kailua000 wrote:
yep, just like Coach Chow who pulled Micah Kapoi's scholarship 4 months after he committed and didnt waiver. what he says doesnt mean squat
on February 5,2014 | 11:05PM
haleiwacrossfitter wrote:
Tuileta is a chump and so are his parents for allowing him to act the way he did today. What a classless move. Good riddance, we don't need this type of punk at UH anyway. You want to change your mind, that's fine. Don't pull that last minute move with the hats and standing by the UH logo....shame.
on February 5,2014 | 05:59PM
Anonymous wrote:
calm down and take your Ritalin! Maybe the kid just wants to experience life away from Hawaii. It's his decision to make, not yours.
on February 5,2014 | 08:29PM
Bdpapa wrote:
I remember a Db from Punahou who committed to UCLA. jis teamates Toma and Teo also comitted but went to Notre Dame. Talked to his Dad, a Major in the Marine Corp. He told his son, be a man of your word and go to UCLA. The others didn't but thats on them. This young man learned honor and commitment.
on February 5,2014 | 07:16PM
raiderfan wrote:
Very smart decision for Larry. It should have been a no brainer for someone who graduates from Punahou. Why would you even think of going to UH? Even if he doesn't play much, it's the education that counts. Would you rather have a degree from USC or UH?
on February 5,2014 | 07:34PM
TannerKealoha wrote:
Good Try. They don't even graduate. Watch the Jay Leno segment "Jaywalking" (with the USC players). It's hilarious. Undeclared majors. Can't even answer simple geography questions. USC is exactly that: University of Spoiled Children.
on February 5,2014 | 08:05PM
raiderfan wrote:
Those athletes never went to a school like Punahou.
on February 5,2014 | 08:19PM
Pathfinder wrote:
It's about SOOOO much more than sports here…. the doors that will open for him being part of the USC Ohana is HUGE….. he will be exposed to so much and the opportinities are endless… Good decision for him!
on February 5,2014 | 09:53PM
kailua000 wrote:
Good Luck Tui. Made the best decision for yourself and family and that is what is important.
on February 5,2014 | 10:56PM
WalkoffBalk wrote:
He will be the next Colin Kaepernick.
on February 5,2014 | 10:58PM
Jiujitsu_Fighter wrote:
He's not attending USC to play QB. He'll be so far down the depth chart that Sarkisian will likely switch him to DB.
on February 6,2014 | 09:48AM
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