Listed as a three-star prospect by 247Sports, which also lists him as the No. 87 defensive tackle in the national class and as the No. 130 overall prospect in California … ESPN also lists him as a three-star player and the No. 121 overall recruit in the state of California.
High School: Played for coach Bruce Rollinson at Mater Dei High School … A valuable defensive leader who helped lead his team to a 15-0 state championship season as a senior … Finished his last high school season with 41 total tackles, including 25 solo stops and 8.5 tackles for loss … Also added 2.0 sacks, two fumble recoveries, a fumble return for a touchdown, a pass break up and three quarterback hurries … Also competed in wrestling … Chose Oklahoma State over offers from Louisiana and others.
Personal: Samuela Tuihalamaka was born Jan. 18, 2000, in Riverside, California … Son of Sione and Ane Tuihalamaka … Plans to study law.