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    '14 CA TE Tyler Luatua (12/16/13 Notre Dame LOI)


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    Ht:6'4"
    Wt:230 lbs

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    Big skill athlete who will get looks at TE and DE. Has offers from Colorado, Nebraska and UCLA with interest coming from Alabama, Cal and USC. 23 receptions for 251 yards and a touchdown in 2011 as a sophomore.

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    Bama is the rumored leader here, already. Tyler's brother (Isaac) is a RS freshman for the Tide. Tyler is currently rated as the number one TE prospect for next years recruiting cycle.

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    http://www.irishsportsdaily.com/recr...pressed-luatua

    Tyler Luatua already had an impressive offer sheet, especially for a 2014 prospect. But the offer the California tight end added on Wednesday definitely caught his attention.

    The 6-foot-4, 230-pounder from La Mirada High School (La Mirada, Calif.) already owned offers from schools like Alabama, Ohio State, Florida State, Miami, Nebraska, UCLA and Vanderbilt before Notre Dame assistant Mike Denbrock extended an offer from the Irish.

    “Coach Denbrock was at practice yesterday for a couple hours,” La Mirada head coach Mike Moschetti said. “He called me after practice and said, ‘Have Tyler give me a call I’ve got some good news for him.’

    “Everybody is really excited. Tyler’s family is really excited, the whole coaching staff, our principal, the administration. It’s a big-time honor for a school like Notre Dame to offer one of our kids.”

    Notre Dame’s reputation as a football program and an academic institution is what made such an impact.

    “We all know about Notre Dame’s tradition and history,” Moschetti said. “It’s pretty exciting. Notre Dame is Notre Dame. When I was a kid, you woke up on Saturday and saw those gold helmets. It’s a unique place. I’ve actually been back there for a couple of games over the years. It’s just a special place. It doesn’t get any better than Notre Dame when it comes to tradition and academics. Notre Dame is actually a worldwide product. It’s just special.”

    Even in strictly a football sense, the Irish are attractive.

    “Notre Dame has got a great tradition with tight ends over the years with Coach Weis and Coach Kelly,” said Moschetti. “It’s a school that he’s really considering.”

    Moschetti said Luatua was “extremely excited” about picking up the offer.

    “He’s a really humble kid,” the coach added. “He’s a real quiet kid. Everything is ‘Yes sir. No sir.’ He really doesn’t like the whole recruiting process or all of the attention. He just wants to play football and go to school. He’s one of those kids that is not going to wait until Signing Day of his senior year and have a press conference with five hats.”

    No visit to South Bend has been planned at this point, but Moschetti wouldn’t be surprised to see one set up eventually.

    “I haven’t talked about it, but I couldn’t see why he wouldn’t,” he said. “Notre Dame is Notre Dame. I’ve had a relationship with Coach Denbrock since he’s been at Notre Dame the past couple years.

    “Tyler knew that they were very interested. It’s not like it just came out of the blue. He knew Notre Dame was in contact with us and they were going to come by and see him. I don’t know what’s going to happen, I can’t guarantee anything.”

    Moschetti believes that whoever lands Luatua will be getting a superb football player.

    “Tyler is so versatile,” he said. “He’s a great tight end. He’s so physical and so athletic. Usually in tight ends, you’ll find a guy that is very athletic, but doesn’t want to put his hand down and get nasty and block people. Or you’ll find a very physical guy who is not athletic. Tyler is both. You can split him and he can be a big, physical receiver. He can run by corners. You can put him in the box and he’s a mismatch problem for linebackers.

    “He’s also an extremely, extremely intelligent defensive player. He can be an outside linebacker at the next level. If he put some weight on, he could be a defensive end. He’s one of those kids that is just going to show up and work and play wherever anybody wants him to play.”

    Luatua doesn’t have any favorites at this point, according to his coach.

    “He’s so young, he’s going into his junior year,” Moschetti said. “He’s excited by all of this, he’s humbled by it. He has no idea. He’s open to anything. He doesn’t care about staying close to home. He does have a brother who redshirted at the University of Alabama last year, but he’s open to anything.”

    He’s more worried about improving as a player than figuring out where he’ll play in college at this point.

    “He has no idea where he wants to go to school,” said Moschetti. “He knows he’s not a finished product. He’s got to get bigger, he’s got to get stronger. He’s got a lot to learn. He’s got to work hard in the weight room. He’s got to work hard in the classroom and that’s all he’s really focused on right now.”
    All winning teams are goal-oriented. Teams like these win consistently because everyone connected with them concentrates on specific objectives. They go about their business with blinders on; nothing will distract themfrom achieving their aims.

    - Lou Holtz, former Notre Dame football coach

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    U$C and Arkansas have verbally offered.

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    OU has verbally offered.

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    scUM has verbally offered.

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    UGH..........Bama and U$C are current leaders.

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    http://www.irishsportsdaily.com/recr...ter-2014-ca-te

    Mike Denbrock didn’t make it to La Mirada High School in La Mirada, Calif., during Notre Dame’s bye week to check on 2014 tight end Tyler Luatua, but the Irish's West Coast recruiter has plans to be there next month.

    “I talked to Coach Denbrock and they’re going to come when Notre Dame plays USC later on in the year,” La Mirada head coach Mike Moschetti said.

    Denbrock has made it clear that Luatua is a priority for the Irish in the next recruiting cycle.

    “Me and Coach Denbrock are in constant communication,” said Moschetti. “They really do a great job recruiting.”

    The 6-foot-4, 230-pound Luatua added Notre Dame to an impressive list back in May and currently sports offers from programs like Alabama, USC, UCLA, Oklahoma, Ohio State, Michigan, Nebraska, Florida State and Miami among several others.

    “He’s probably having as good of a year as anybody I’ve ever had,” Moschetti said. “The things he’s doing on the field; he’s catching the ball, his run blocking is just unbelievable. He’s having a great year.”

    Luatua’s athletic ability allows him to do many things on the field and could play multiple different positions.

    “You put the film on and he could play anywhere on the field,” his coach said. “He could be an outside linebacker, he could be a defensive end. He could be a physical tight end. You could split him out and he can run by you because he’s so athletic.

    “He’s the total package. He’s not a finished product. He still knows he can get better and work harder. You can always get stronger and faster. That’s his focus and that’s his goal right now.”

    It’s still early and Luatua’s current focus is on his high school squad, which is 7-1, but he remains as interested in the Irish as he was when he landed the offer, according to Moschetti.

    “Tyler’s excited about that Notre Dame offer, but he’s just one of those kids who is just focused on now. He’s so young and he’s open to everything. He’s very honored and excited.”
    All winning teams are goal-oriented. Teams like these win consistently because everyone connected with them concentrates on specific objectives. They go about their business with blinders on; nothing will distract themfrom achieving their aims.

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    http://www.irishsportsdaily.com/recr...s-stir-in-cali (free)

    Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly has been causing a stir by visiting high schools in California and in the Midwest the past couple days and that was certainly the case when he stopped by La Mirada High School in La Mirada, Calif., on Monday.

    “It was awesome,” La Mirada head coach Mike Moschetti said of the visit by Kelly, who was joined by the Irish’s West Coast recruiter, Mike Denbrock.

    “Our school near well shut down. Our principal is a huge Notre Dame fan and his father-in-law is a huge Notre Dame fan. Everybody was excited. The kids were excited, the administration was excited, the whole city. It was a humbling experience. It was awesome.”

    Kelly was there to check on 2014 tight end/athlete Tyler Luatua along with some other underclassmen.

    “They’re not allowed to talk to Tyler,” said Moschetti. “The bottom line is they wanted to pop their head in the school and show how interested they are in Tyler. Not just Tyler, we have a couple other kids they’re interested in.

    “We have a young 2015 quarterback, Kevin Dillman, who has nine offers. We have an offensive lineman in the Class of 2015, Anthony Cerillo, who already has an offer and we have a wide receiver in the Class of 2014, Dallis Todd. They’re all national recruits.”

    But Kelly and Denbrock were the attraction in the La Mirada principal’s office.

    “There were a lot of pictures being taken,” said Moschetti. “It was an exciting time there. Denbrock and Coach Kelly are class acts. Just talking to Coach Kelly and Coach Denbrock and them talking to our administration, the main focus was academics and how important it is.

    “I was getting phone calls all day when people found out he was there. He was here probably 25, 30 minutes. After they left, there were all of these other people showing up trying to meet him.”

    La Mirada has had 15 prospects sign letters of intent over the last five years, but Monday was the first time the school had a head coach on campus. “When it’s the Notre Dame head coach, it’s a big deal. The place shut down,” laughed Moschetti.

    Moschetti has dealt with Denbrock a lot, but it was his first time meeting Kelly.

    “You can see why he’s so successful,” Moschetti said. “He’s just so professional and has an unbelievable personality. The results speak for themselves. Everywhere he’s been, he’s won.”

    The 6-foot-4, 230-pound Luatua has a host of offers from schools like Notre Dame, USC, UCLA, Alabama, Michigan, Ohio State, Nebraska and Michigan among several others. He doesn’t say much, but the huge, gold ND on his folder later in the day said plenty, according to his coach.

    “Tyler is a real humble and quiet kid,” said Moschetti. “He doesn’t like the whole recruiting process, he doesn’t like all of the phone calls, but he was really excited.

    “It made a big impression and he was really excited. It made a big impression on all of the kids.”

    Luatua is taking the process in stride.

    “Coach Denbrock is going to come back next week,” his coach said. “I haven’t even really sat down with Tyler yet.

    “He’s not one of those kids who’s going to announce on signing day and have eight hats. He’s not like that at all. He’s just taking it all in and learning more about each school and focusing on getting bigger and stronger and doing well academically.”

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    2014 ATH Tyler Luatua + others MT @MoschettiLM: #NotreDame TE Coach Scott Booker #LaMirada Principal Bill Seals today: http://bit.ly/VQuzX0

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