clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Former Wyoming commit lands at UNLV

Desmond Tautofi (6'4 275) DT/DE verbally commited to Wyoming long ago but was taken off of the Rivals.com commit list last Fall. Rumours had him staying in his native Hawaii to play for the Warriors. Turns out that Tautofi had actually moved to Las Vegas to play for Centennial High School where his brother is a coach. Unfortunately for Tautofi he was declared ineligible by the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association and never saw the field.

The most likely reason he was ineligible was academics but it never states in this article from the Las Vegas Sun. Now ineligible Cal, Oregon State, Washington and Wyoming all pulled their scholarship offers. Only the Rebels kept their offer on the table.

D Line is a huge need for Wyoming to fill this recruiting year and Tautofi could have been a great addition. But his ineligibility is a cause for concern. If he didn't have the grades to get accepted to Laramie or would have been unable to handle the academic work load that would have been a wasted scholarship.

Hopefully this one doesn't bite the Cowboys later on. UNLV only had one recruit stay over when Bobby Hauck took over but he has done a nice job in bringing in the local talent.