May 11, 2010

UW Offers Scholarship To Cali Defensive Tackle

The Cowboy football program hopes blood lines to a top California high school defensive tackle will pay dividends come signing day 2011.

Brandon Tuliaupupu, a 6-foot-2 and 275 pound prospect from Claremont, California is one of the early products to receive an offer from head coach Dave Christensen and the Wyoming staff.

Tuliaupupu is the nephew of UW assistant coach Mike Fanoga which allowed the Pokes to an hopeful inside track on the 2011 class prospect.

He is noted for good leverage and strength off the football, and athleticism for his size, a certain major D1 prospect.

"Brandon is going to be one of our leaders this season and we expect a good performance from him," said coach Mike Collins. "He brings some natural ability to the field that makes him a very good prospect as he continues to develop."

Both Wyoming and Kansas are the early offers for the defensive linemen who registered 41 tackles during his junior campaign at Claremont High School. He also plays offensive line for the Wolfpack.

Fanoga who is known to be a good recruiter turned the Cowboy staff onto Tuliaupupu's ability to someday become a solid college football player with continued development.

Claremont High School finished with 5 wins and 5 losses during 2009, though are expecting improved results in 2010 with the likes of Tuliaupupu returning for his senior season.

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