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'12 CA DT Josh Tupou (Signed to Colorado)

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  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Buena Park H.S. (Buena Park, CA)

    Ht: 6-foot-4
    Wt: 302 lbs
    40:

    Rivals rating: 3*-5.5rr; unranked DT
    Scout rating: 3*; #69 DT
    ESPN rating: unrated DT
    247s rating: 3*-83 rating; #73 DT

    Reported Offers: Colorado, Alabama State, Hawaii, Nevada, San Jose State, UNLV, Alabama State
     
  2. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Highlights from hudl: http://www.hudl.com/athlete/410828/josh-tupou

    Buena Park DL Tupou gets offer

    October 13th, 2011, 8:59 am by Steve Fryer



    [​IMG]Buena Park senior defensive tackle Josh Tupou (6-4, 297) this week received a scholarship offer from Colorado, Buena Park coach Anthony White confirmed.
    See? You don’t have to go to a Trinity League school, or to Mission Viejo or Los Alamitos or Edison etc., to get the attention of the college sports programs. If you are good, they will know.

    http://ocvarsity.freedomblogging.com/tag/josh-tupou/
     
  3. Highlander27

    Highlander27 Well-Known Member

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    Tupuo does A LOT of great things on the field between OL and DL. I think after watching those highlights, this kid has DL written all over him. His amazing agility and strength becomes very on that side of the ball, especially at NT. It's noticeable that his defense is a 3-4 as well. We need more guys like this on our front line.
     
  4. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    Tosh Lupoi? That's how I read it
     
  5. bigbang2

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    YOu are right he looks better as a DL. Already 295, kid could grow to like 320 pounds.
     
  6. MtnBuff

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    Concerned that others haven't gone after him this late into the game, why?


    At the same time if he is a big, physical athlete who can play in the trenches I'm willing to look. Hard to miss a guy who is close to 300lbs but sometimes it happens. Sounds like he plays in a conference and/or at a school that doesn't get a lot of attention.
     
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    Maybe our staff are better talent evaluators than most? Hope so.
     
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    Likely that he was a late bloomer and just started starting for his team this year or his school doesn't get much exposure.
     
  9. Buffnik

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    It's in the OC and not one of the powerhouses.
     
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    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    That explains a lot. Seems like the typical road grader OG in terms of size.
     
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    This kid is going to explode I bet. Hopefully we can lock him up and convince him to not take visits elsewhere. Like Highlander said, I thought he looked great on D, not that he looked crappy on O, but yeah. Does he have a twin brother? Because we could use a clone of him on both sides of the line.
     
  12. bppride

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    This kid is the real deal. Strong (Bench Presses 225 pounds 24 times), fast, very intelligent, finishes plays and is hardworking. He transferred in from another high school with no film to speak of, so offers are just now starting to roll in. This kid is big time, will make an immediate impact.
     
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    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Damn 24 times as a senior is very nice. Looks like a mauler in the video as well. Polynesians are always great to have on the offensive line.


    I'm rich bitch!
     
  14. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    i really think this kid is blowing up and would love to get him in the black and gold...
    are you really signing every post with im rich bitch?
     
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    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    No it's my tapatalk thing that I'm too lazy to change.


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  16. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Thanks for the info and welcome to the site. :thumbsup:
     
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    thanks for the post. Was kinda worried about his lack of offers.
     
  18. Highlander27

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    You shouldn't be. Just watch the film.
     
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    24! Thanks for the info and welcome to allbuffs! Great screen name.
     
  20. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Picked up a few more offers. Scout says he's visiting on January 6th.
     
  21. Highlander27

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    Fingers crossed on this one. I feel as strongly about him as I did about the first time I saw Jeff Thomas. I think this kid is the real deal. Would LOVE him on the DL though.
     
  22. Buffnik

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    Scout switched him from OG to DT. Might mean that is where he's being recruited, especially considering that it is Scout that had the visit news and is probably most current on the Tupou info.
     
  23. pac12lov

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    He is being recruited for the defensive line at either nose or 3 technique. He will visit the weekend of Dec. 9th
     
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    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Thanks for the info and welcome to the site.

    I'll switch his profile.
     
  25. BehindEnemyLines

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    Thanks for the info, and welcome to AllBuffs. Do you know if he prefers playing D-line?
     
  26. pac12lov

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    He prefers playing on the D-line, Nevada is the only school recruiting him for both the offensive and defensive lines. I know the dad, coach Tuiasosopo was at Josh Tupou's hous on Sunday night. I hope we can get him because i have seen him play and this kid is a beast. He is strong, explosive, and very smart. And thanks for the warm welcome.
     
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    GeT OFF MY LAWN!!!!
     
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    Forgot meds again...
     
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    And get me a damn samitch and beer!
     
  30. Burrito Palazzo

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    Glad to have you here, thanks for the update!
     

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