Please respect my decision and no interviews at this moment. Thank you. pic.twitter.com/ViKdxgEX08— Marlon Tuipulotu (@marlont_51) January 24, 2017
Tuipulotu is rated as a four star and is the No. 5 defensive tackle, also being the top player out of the state of Oregon according to 247Sports recruiting site. Tuipulotu was a long time Washington Huskies commit and was expected to enroll early at Washington before flipping his commitment to the Trojans.
The commitment of the four star defensive tackle is a pretty huge get for USC. The Trojans depth at defensive tackle is very thin with key departures from transferring and graduations. Tuipulotu could see some time next season as a freshman and with him enrolling early, he’ll get a head start on working his way up on the depth chart.
The commitment of Tuipulotu brings the USC 2017 class to 18 commitments.