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'16 UT OLB Fua Pututau (Signed to Utah)

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive' started by Buffnik, May 21, 2015.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Cottonwood HS (Salt Lake City, UT)

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Fua_pu2tau

    Ht: 6'3"
    Wt: 230
    40: 4.6

    Rivals rating: 3*-5.6rr; #37 WDE
    Scout rating: 3*; #84 DE
    ESPN rating: unrated DE
    247s rating: 3*-88 grade; #35 WDE

    Reported Offers: COLORADO, Boise State, BYU, Nevada, Oregon State, Utah, Utah State, Washington, Washington State
     
  2. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    highlights: http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1666679/fua-pututau

    In the new defense, I think he's a linebacker. Shows good athleticism and uses his hands well in the highlights.

    Same HS as TJ Fehoko, who was committed to the Buffs for a while last year before having to switch it up to Wazzu.
     
  3. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    [tweet]601502134631174146[/tweet]
     
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    FLounder The Buffs will rise again! Club Member

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    [tweet]614606756019245056[/tweet]

    Mac & Leavitt doing work on the defense this cycle.
     
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    Is he the true hybrid DE/OLB we have been looking for awhile?
     
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    [tweet]616310388192333824[/tweet]
     
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    We should have a really good shot at landing this kid. fingerscrossed
     
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    Him and falo in the LB corps. Yes please.
     
  10. AztecBuff

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    We're in his final 5.

     
  11. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I love me some Fua
     
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    Hey I look good in that tweet...lol
     
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    Fook yes!
     
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    Jim Leavitt will be conducting an in-home visit with Pututau on Wednesday and will likely be trying to lock up an official visit date then. Right now Pututau has official trips lined up with Washington, Oregon State and Utah for January. He'll be choosing between Colorado, Washington State and Oklahoma State for his final two official visits. There aren't five open weekends for official visits left, but Pututau plans to take a couple mid-week visits in January. CU has offered his cousin Tennessee Putuau, who is still a sophomore. Full update with more on Fua and Tennessee for BufStampede subscribers: https://colorado.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1834746
     
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    any updates on this kid?
     
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    Look one post above you.
     
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    Yeah I noticed that after I posted...my bad. ;)
     
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    As a reminder on his plans (included in the article that Adam linked above):

    Like his older brother Howard Pututau, who signed with Utah in 2013, Fua plans to take a two-year LDS Mission after graduating from Cottonwood Senior. He will sign a letter of intent this February but will not enroll at his college of choice until 2018.
     
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    As a reminder on his plans (included in the article that Adam linked above):

    Like his older brother Howard Pututau, who signed with Utah in 2013, Fua plans to take a two-year LDS Mission after graduating from Cottonwood Senior. He will sign a letter of intent this February but will not enroll at his college of choice until 2018.

    The coaching staff has been extremely supportive of just this situation, particularly given the change in DC's. This is an excellent program and staff for a missionary to return home and play. The educational opportunities blow BYU away in quality and are significantly better than Utah. Hopefully, he'll give becoming a buff a hard look.
     
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    That's a good sign, there was some doubt we wouldn't even be able to get him on an OV. Hope he has a great time in Boulder.
     
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    Are these two enrolling in the summer? I thought I read that Maka is going on a mission...was that right?

    Either way, these would be great additions.
     
  24. buffaholic

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    see above:

    Not sure if still true?
     
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    I believe Pookie said he will take his trip after School is done and Fua won't sign till 2018 or so.
     
  26. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    If i remember correctly Pookie isn't going on his mission
     
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    Visiting tomorrow with Pookie.
     
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    Going to be breathtaking beautiful in Boulder today and tomorrow, if that matters.
     
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    Signed to Utah.
     

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