Washington Huskies recruiting efforts land whopper in DT Marlon Tuipulotu. Verbally committed, Tuipulotu Jumps 119 spots in ranks
Marlon Tuipulotu knows defense. The Washington Huskies know defensive linemen. Perhaps that is why the Huskies received a verbal commitment from Marlon Tuipulotu in April 2016.
Tuipulotu is a huge commit to the Washington Huskies program. Standing 6-foot-3 and weighing in at 295 pounds, he is growing into a essential component for the Washington Huskies defense of the future.
Rivals Ranked 126
Growing too in reputation, Tuipulotu has risen in the ranks on Rivals.com from 245th in the nation all the way up to 126, a phenomenal jump of 119 spots.
"Analyst’s take: “The Washington commit really showed out at the Army Bowl and dominated at times up the middle. He has excellent size and could even add more weight to his frame, he’s powerful up the middle, shoots gaps and can chase people down in the backfield. He should be an excellent addition to the Huskies’ defensive line.” – Rivals.com National Recruiting Analyst Adam Gorney"
ESPN Ranked 109
Tuipulotu is ranked even higher by ESPN. He is ranked number one in the state, eighth at his position, 20th in the region and 109th in the ESPN top 300. He has a four star ranking and a scouting grade of 83.
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His name came up in our ten Washington recruiting needs, as the election of Elijah Qualls will leave a noticeable wake in the defensive front. Qualls is projected as high as the late first round, as his size and athleticism are ideal for either nose tackle or defensive tackle in the NFL.
Tuipulotu is a worthy next generation. His 6-foot-3 frame will give plenty of leverage in the trenches as shown by this array of video footage at Hudl.com. And he joins a team which could have plenty of playing minutes to offer the freshman. The presumed starter will be 6-foot-3 290 pound Shane Bowman.
The 2017 football class is taking shape. But I think the Washington Huskies would like to have another offensive lineman. We’ll discuss that tomorrow.