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Faatui Tuitele has a chance to be the next 5-star Hawaiian to choose Alabama.

Alabama recruiting question of the day: Why Tide haven’t offered 5-star DL from Tua Tagovailoa’s school

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Any reason why the Hawaiian DL doesn’t have an offer yet?

From @rburn20

This is a good question. St. Louis School in Honolulu has a 5-star defensive line prospect in Faatui Tuitele. For those fans who closely follow Alabama recruiting, that school may be familiar to you. That’s the former high school of quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.

Tuitele recently spoke with SEC Country and told us the Alabama staff has told him that it will offer him once he visits. Tuitele is expected to visit Tuscaloosa on April 5.

My thoughts on this subject is Alabama likely doesn’t want to waste its time recruiting Tutiele strongly until he visits campus because that will show legitimate interest in actually attending the school. And if he does visit in early April, Alabama will be able to bring him back for an official visit at a later date.

If he does visit, I like where Alabama stands with him because he is close with Tagovailoa and his family, plus the Tide are in contention to sign 4-star quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa, who’s Tua’s little brother. The Tagovailoas and Tuitele are distant cousins.

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