November 7, 2006
Vols courting Hawaiian standout
Tennessee has certainly found success in the state of Hawaii the last few years with the signing of defensive tacklesJ.T. Mapu and Jesse Mahelona. Tennessee assistant coach Steve Caldwell and the Vols are back on the islands continuing to recruit. One prospect the Vols are coveting is defensive lineman Kaniela Tuipulotu.
Tuipulotu is a 6-foot-2, 285 pound four star defensive tackle from Kahuku High School in Hawaii. Kahuku High School had five graduates on 2006 opening day rosters which is tied for tops of any high school in America. Tennessee is very familiar with Kahuku High School thanks to alum J.T. Mapu. Obviously, Mapu's success and happiness is one of the things that has gotten Tuipulotu's attention about the Vols.
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