Category: Faatui Tuitele

Washington commit Faatui Tuitele to represent Hawaii football at All-American Bowl

First, there was now-USC running back Vavae Malepeai.
Then, Tua Tagovailoa, the current Alabama quarterback.
Now, Faatui Tuitele, the cousin of Malepeai, is the third Hawaiian to play in the All-American Bowl.
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“I can’t wait to represent my community and my school and state in this prestigious game,” Tuitele said.
“I’ve been dreaming of playing in this game since I first discovered it in freshman year, watching Tua play in it and my cousin, Vavae Malepeai, as well, it kind of inspired me to hopefully get invited to this game one day … I couldn’t be more excited.”
Faatui Tuitele presented his parents, Justin and Loteira, with the Dream Champion award after receiving his All-American jersey on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018 (Photo: AAB)
Saint Louis High School (Honolulu, Hawaii), a Super 25 team, is the powerhouse of the state. With alumni like Tagovailoa and Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota, Tuitele feels like his school represents football in Hawaii to the rest of the nation.
“We can hang with the big dogs,” Tuitele said. “We may come from a small island but we’ve got a big heart.”
If any university understands that, it’s Washington.
It’s quickly turning into Hawaii U of the mainland.
Tuitele is one of five Hawaiian recruits in the class of 2019 that is committed to Washington. Coupled with the two Hawaiians who are currently Huskies, next year’s team will be filled with culture from the Pacific Island.
“There’s going to be a touch of home as I’m up there in Washington,” he said.

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Defensive line coach Ikaika Malloe, who took on a key role in the recruitment of Tuitele, can be credited for a large part of this influx.
“He understands what it’s like to be from Hawaii and to go out there to the mainland and pursue a new life,” Tuitele said. “He’s definitely going to be a big aid for me in transitioning my life from Hawaii to Washington. He’s a great d-line coach as well, and he’s an even greater person.”
In this four-star, 6-foot-4, 300-pound player, Washington will be getting an athletic defensive tackle who uses a combination of power and quickness to get after the quarterback.
He is rated the No. 4 DT in the nation, per 247 Sports.
“I like to just try to overwhelm my opponent at first and then try to mix it up with some finesse at the end,” Tuitele said. “Just to get them on two different levels and get them thinking and honest.”

Even with his abilities to allow him to be aggressive or use elusive spin moves, the Hawaiian product feels like he has more to prove about himself and his culture.
“We all live with a chip on our shoulder out here,” Tuitele said. “Whenever we go out there to the states and compete … we want to show everybody what we can do.”
The All-American Bowl is scheduled for Jan. 5 in the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas and will be televised live on NBC at 1 p.m. EST.

<p><strong>School:</strong> Lakeville North (Lakeville, Minn.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Offensive Tackle<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-8/305<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Nebraska<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 65<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 10</p>

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<p><strong>School:</strong> Orange Luthern (Orange, Calif.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Quarterback<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-4/237<br />
<strong>College:</strong> South Carolina<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 111<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 3</p>

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<p><strong>School:</strong> Orange Luthern (Orange, Calif.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Wide Receiver<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-2/212<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Uncommitted<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 13<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 3</p>

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<p><strong>School:</strong> Warner Robins (Ga.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Tight End<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-5/225<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Auburn<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 223<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 9</p>

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<p><strong>School:</strong> East Kentwood (Grand Rapids, Mich.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Offensive Tackle<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-6/285<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Wisconsin<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 6<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 1</p>

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<p><strong>School:</strong> Centennial (Corona, Calif.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Weak-Side Defensive End<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-4/260<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Uncommitted<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 336<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 20</p>

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<p><strong>School:</strong> Upson-Lee (Thomaston, Ga.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Defensive Tackle<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-5/272<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Georgia<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 7<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 1</p>

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<p><strong>School:</strong> West Bloomfield (Mich.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Outside Linebacker<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-2/201<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Penn State<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 49<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 4</p>

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<p><strong>School:</strong> Olentangy Orange (Lewis Center, Ohio)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Weak-Side Defensive End<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-5.5/243<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Uncommitted<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 2<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 2</p>

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<p><strong>School:</strong> San Juan Hills (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Offensive Tackle<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-5/302<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Uncommitted<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 24<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 3</p>

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<p><strong>School:</strong> Marist School (Atlanta, Ga.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Safety<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-3/195<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Notre Dame<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 22<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 2</p>

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<p><strong>School:</strong> Buford (Ga.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Long Snapper<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-0/235<br />
<strong>College:</strong> LSU<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 3,232<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 6</p>

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<p><strong>School:</strong> Buford (Ga.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Center<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-4/300<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Ohio State<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 50<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 2</p>

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<p><strong>School:</strong> Marietta (Ga.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Wide Receiver<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-3/187<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Tennessee<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 108<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 17</p>

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<p><strong>School:</strong> Roswell (Ga.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Outside Linebacker<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-2/205<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Florida<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 94<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 6</p>

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<p><strong>School:</strong> Greater Atlanta Christian (Norcross, Ga.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Strong-Side Defensive End<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-4/280<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Michigan<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 36<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 3</p>

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<p><strong>School:</strong> Cedar Grove (Ellenwood, Ga.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Wide Receiver<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-2.5/196<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Uncommitted<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 11<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 1</p>

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<p><strong>School:</strong> Blessed Trinity Catholic (Roswell, Ga.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Running Back<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-2/215<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Ohio State<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 173<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 8</p>

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<p><strong>School:</strong> Walton (Marietta, Ga.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Wide Receiver<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-1/187<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Georgia<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 35<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 5</p>

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<p><strong>School:</strong> Warren Central (Indianapolis, Ind.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Wide Receiver<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-2/185<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Uncommitted<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 81<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 14</p>

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<p><strong>School:</strong> Carlsbad (Calif.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> ATH/Safety<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-4/215<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Washington<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 295<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 14</p>

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<p><strong>School:</strong> West Lafayette High School (Ind.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Defensive End<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-4/260<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Purdue<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 71<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 5</p>

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<p><strong>School:</strong> William Amos Hough (Cornelius, N.C.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Wide Receiver<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-0/185<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Wake Forest<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 238<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 33</p>

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<p><strong>School:</strong> Lausanne Collegiate (Memphis, Tenn.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Running Back<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 5-10/193<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Michigan<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 86<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 1</p>

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<p><strong>School:</strong> Harding University (Charlotte, N.C.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Running Back<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-2/230<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Uncommitted<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 52<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 2</p>

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<p><strong>School:</strong> Southern University Lab (Baton Rouge, La.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Offensive Guard<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-3/356<br />
<strong>College:</strong> LSU<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 67<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 1</p>

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<p><strong>School:</strong> Southern University Lab (Baton Rouge, La.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Running Back<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-1/230<br />
<strong>College:</strong> LSU<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 106<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 6</p>

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<p><strong>School</strong>: Booker T. Washington (Tulsa, Okla.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Safety<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-0/186<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Michigan<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 8<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 1</p>

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<p><strong>School</strong>: Laurel (Miss.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Offensive Tackle<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-5/270<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Florida State<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 79<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 13</p>

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<p><strong>School</strong>: Lloyd C. Bird (Chesterfield, Va.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Wide Receiver<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-3/195<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Virginia Tech<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 142<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 6</p>

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<p><strong>School</strong>: DeMatha Catholic (Hyattsville, Md.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Safety<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-1/207<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Florida State<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 95<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 6</p>

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<p><strong>School</strong>: DePaul Catholic (Wayne, N.J.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Safety<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-1/200<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Ohio State<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 171<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 16</p>

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<p><strong>School</strong>: West Jones (Laurel, Miss.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Strong-Side Defensive End<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-4/285<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Alabama<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 189<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 14</p>

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<p><strong>School</strong>: Wall (Belmar, N.J.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Long Snapper<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-0/210<br />
<strong>College:</strong> N.C. State<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 3002<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 3</p>

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<p><strong>School</strong>: Bishop Hendricken (Warwick, R.I.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Offensive Tackle<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-7/350<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Georgia<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 164<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 22</p>

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<p><strong>School:</strong> Hillcrest (Tuscaloosa, Ala.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Punter<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-2/175<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Notre Dame<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 2027<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 2</p>

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<p><strong>School:</strong> Colonia (N.J.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Strong-Side Defensive End<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-4/285<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Alabama<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 51<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 3</p>

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<p><strong>School:</strong> Thompson (Alabaster, Ala.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Pro-style Quarterback<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 5-11/203<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Alabama<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 173<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 5</p>

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<p><strong>School:</strong> Choate Rosemary Hall (Wallingford, Conn.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Punter<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-2/190<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Princeton<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> NR<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> NR</p>

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<p><strong>School:</strong> Auburn (Ala.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Outside Linebacker<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-3/215<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Florida<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 109<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 9</p>

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<p><strong>School:</strong> Brunswick School (Greenwich, Conn.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Wide Receiver<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-3/195<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Uncommitted<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 181<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 26</p>

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<p><strong>School:</strong> Hun School (Princeton, N.J.)<br />
<strong>Position:</strong> Offensive Guard<br />
<strong>Ht/Wt:</strong> 6-5/307<br />
<strong>College:</strong> Penn State<br />
<strong>247Sports:</strong> 92<br />
<strong>Position Rank:</strong> 4</p>

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