January 24, 2007

Lineman wants to be in Hurricane class

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Sacramento (CA) Grant High School DL/OL Christian Tupou hopes to be on Miami's campus this weekend.

And he hopes to be a Cane on signing day.

But it all depends on whether UM offers him a scholarship.

"I don't know if they'll offer me yet," Topou said. "[Coach Jeff Stoutland] said he's going to call me up and tell me if I have an offer.

"He's saying `We're really interested in you, want you on both sides of the ball.'"

Tupou played both ways in high school but says he prefers to play defense -- "D end or outside linebacker," he says.

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