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Ula Tolutau

Posted: 11/19/2013 9:17 AM

Ula Tolutau 


The board has been really quiet about this kid, I guess in part because he will go on his mission before enrolling or maybe it's because he is only a two star recruit, but this kid is a total beast. This year alone he has rushed for 2300 yards and 30 touchdowns.

Watching his highlights at Hudl I can't help but think that he's much more than a future fullback. My only hope is that he doesn't gain a lot of weight during his mission, because he is hell on wheels.

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/o/882755/highlights/77 678375
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Posted: 11/19/2013 9:43 AM

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Very excited about this kid but I think you're right, the delayed enrollment is affecting the hype.

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The board has been really quiet about this kid, I guess in part because he will go on his mission before enrolling or maybe it's because he is only a two star recruit, but this kid is a total beast. This year alone he has rushed for 2300 yards and 30 touchdowns.

Watching his highlights at Hudl I can't help but think that he's much more than a future fullback. My only hope is that he doesn't gain a lot of weight during his mission, because he is hell on wheels.

www.hudl.com/athlete/o/882755/highlights/77 678375

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Posted: 11/19/2013 10:18 AM

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I'm excited about him. I'd like to see a speed back complement him in 2015 (hoping we recruit and land Paul Lucas). With Tolutau, Deal and Clement, we should be set as far as power backs go for the next 5 years.
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Posted: 11/19/2013 12:13 PM

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Jet sweep for this bad boy!!!!
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Posted: 11/19/2013 1:01 PM

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Honestly I have no idea how this kid is a two star! I totally forgot how freakin good this kid looks.... this could be the steal of the class
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Posted: 11/19/2013 1:16 PM

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He's listed as a 3-star and 8th best FB by this site.
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Posted: 11/19/2013 1:20 PM

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He's one of those under the radar kids that is going to be a star for us IMO.  He committed fairly early and hasn't budged and that does have some impact on recruiting sites.  He's a beast.  There aren't really any kids in this class that I look at and think, "hmmm I'll just trust the coaches on that one."
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Posted: 11/19/2013 5:02 PM

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Madison is a notoriously sinful place and I suspect Camp Randall itself is at ground zero of Madison's wickedness and could use some god fearin' missionary work. No reason for that young man to do his mission elsewhere.
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Posted: 11/19/2013 5:11 PM

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As far as I remembered, there was an SLC Trib article on UW being in on 3 of the best recruits in the state of Utah a while back.  One of those guys was Tolutau... I believe another one was AK, but in reference to a different year.

The great thing about him going on a mission is he will be an even older... more developed man among boys.  Think about why BYU has guys like Ziggy Ansah who are absolute monsters.  Not only are they Pacific Islanders, but they also are like 24 years old when they're seniors, which is HUGE!

I am REALLY excited about Tolutau, and think he could play a huge role in 2016-2017... although that is a really long time from now.

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Posted: 11/19/2013 5:15 PM

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From an article in the Deseret News, here is his coach talking about him:

"Ula has exceptional acceleration off his plant foot for a player of his size," Matich said. "He's a power back — very physical with his running style, but he also has surprising speed and mobility. The best thing about Ula is his character, however. He's a great young man who places a lot of value on being a great person and a great student. He's been a pleasure for me to coach."

Sounds like he's the whole package to me.

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Posted: 11/20/2013 5:44 PM

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East plays Timpview for the UT 4A Championship this Friday. Should be a great game.
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Posted: 11/20/2013 6:05 PM

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No expert here but I can't imagine how jacked up someone like this will be to play ball. Ula should be healthy and ready to crush it!

In some respects I feel like I've been completely in the dark re: selectively using JC's and bringing in smart and motivated young men like Ula to build a stronger team.
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Posted: 11/20/2013 8:13 PM

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Rather than play FB, wonder if he would play MLB and be a bigger, thicker, faster Trotter.
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Posted: 11/20/2013 8:15 PM

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ajmadison wrote: Rather than play FB, wonder if he would play MLB and be a bigger, thicker, faster Trotter.
I'm kind of thinking that is where he ends up as well.  Hard to say though, the kid may not be a traditional looking running back but he is a damn beast.
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Posted: 11/21/2013 3:23 PM

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ajmadison wrote: Rather than play FB, wonder if he would play MLB and be a bigger, thicker, faster Trotter.
I live near Salt Lake City and have seen him play twice this year, including last week in the state 4A semifinals. I don't see him being "explosive" for the college level plus he is running behind an absolutely huge, great OL for high school. I agree his best position in probably inside linebacker; he should be a great run stuffer.

Last edited 11/21/2013 3:24 PM by Woody3715

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Posted: 11/21/2013 4:55 PM

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bucky4077 wrote: Madison is a notoriously sinful place and I suspect Camp Randall itself is at ground zero of Madison's wickedness and could use some god fearin' missionary work. No reason for that young man to do his mission elsewhere.
excellent call - ha!
"This codger guy is a real tool. His signature is offensive in so many ways - using an abortion reference to oppose abortion, plus politicizing a supposedly non-political sports board. Isn't there somewhere else he can take that sort of thing?" - Rush Limbaugh.
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Posted: 11/26/2013 1:02 PM

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I read recently, can't remember where, maybe Twitter, that he took an official to Stanford and said that it was incredible and he now has alot of thinking to do...
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Posted: 11/26/2013 1:42 PM

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24Bone wrote: I read recently, can't remember where, maybe Twitter, that he took an official to Stanford and said that it was incredible and he now has alot of thinking to do...
I think that was another kid with a lot of vowels in his name - Leiataua.  Right?
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Posted: 11/27/2013 6:12 AM

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Correct.

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24Bone wrote: I read recently, can't remember where, maybe Twitter, that he took an official to Stanford and said that it was incredible and he now has alot of thinking to do...
I think that was another kid with a lot of vowels in his name - Leiataua.  Right?

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