USF football picked up a JuCo verbal commit from California on Friday with defensive tackle Sione “John” Tuitupou verbally committing to the Bulls. He committed just two days after being formally offered.
DT Sione “John” Tuitupou
6’5”, 295 pounds
JuCo: East Los Angeles College, Monterey Park, CA
Prep: Kalaheo High School, Kailua, HI
Recruiting Rankings (for now): Not yet rated by any of the major services.
Other Notable Offer: Western Kentucky
Primary Recruiter: Paul Spicer
There’s not a ton of info out there on “JT” but it appears that he initially went to Garden City C.C. in Kansas out of high school in 2016 before transferring to East Los Angeles College. According to ELAC’s stat sheet, he has registered 14 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, a forced fumble and an assisted sack in six games for the Huskies this season.
Tuitupou may not be the only ELAC product heading to Tampa as the staff also offered weakside defensive end Daniel Robledo this week.
2020 Verbal Commits
- Tampa Gaither LB Chance Coleman
- Braden River RB Brian Battie
- Gainesville DT Gentle Hunt
- Lake City Columbia QB Jordan Smith
- OT Miller Merriweather-Lewis, ATH Marquez Bell, LB Le’Vontae Camiel
- Daytona Beach Mainland RB Taron Keith and DeLand CB Ben Knox
- Valdosta High School QB Tate Rodemaker
- The Villages Charter School DB Mac Harris
- Dunnelon DB AJ Hamilton
- Ft. Lauderdale American Heritage OG Khristopher Love
- Port Orange Atlantic LB Ty Berrong
- Wauchula OT Evan Webster
- Deerfield Beach CB Christopher Townsel
- Pahokee LB Frankie Burgess