Maninoa Tufono

6′3″ / 227 lbs
Honolulu, HI
Class of 2019
Rating: 92

National Avg
Rating: 91.4

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Recruited by
Texas A&M
Florida State
Idaho State
Michigan State
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2016 Sophomore Highlights (5 GAMES)


1 yr ago by Billy Liucci
New (way) OOS linebacker offer
As you've seen throughout the past few days, the Aggies have taken their 2019 linebacker search national and plan to scour the country for elite-level help at the position. On Sunday, Tim Brewster decided that simply recruiting the continental 48 wasn't quite thorough enough, as the Ags extended an offer to Honolulu, Hawaii standout Maninoa Tufono. The 6-3, 225-pounder from powerhouse Punahou High School is drawing interest from across the country but actually reached out to the Aggies recently. He's very interested in playing in the SEC so will be one to watch over the course of the upcoming cycle. Current offer least features pretty much the entire Pac-12, A&M, Florida, LSU, Notre Dame, Texas and several other big-name programs.Little to no doubt in my mind that we're going to see Jimbo Fisher and the Aggies ink a couple of out-of-state linebackers who go four stars or better in 2019. In my opinion, the fact that Tufono actually reached out to the Ags makes this one worth mentioning in a separate post. He's as good as you're going to find in the country this year.
1 yr ago by Ryan Brauninger
Aggies fire out LB offers across the country
If you read my update earlier today, I hinted at a national search for linebackers in 2019 because of the thin in state crop. Throughout the day, A&M has offered seven linebackers spanning from Georgia to Hawaii. Here's who has reported offers so far...Halawa (HI) LB Maninoa Tufono Concord (CA) LB Henry To'oto'o New Smyrna Beach (FL) LB Jaleel McRae Nashville (TN) LB Kane Patterson LaGrange (GA) LB Joko Willis Bellflower (CA) LB Spencer Lytle St Louis (MO) LB Shammond Cooper I'd bet the Ags get a good bit of those on campus at some point too. I believe they'll sign 3 guys at linebacker after missing out in the 2018 group.

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