Tuileta eyes 2017 return


If all goes according to schedule, former Punahou two-sport standout Larry “Tui” Tuileta will enroll at UH as a full-time student in January. Tuileta, who is taking classes at Kapiolani Community College, is seeking enough transferrable credits after transferring from USC in January.

That timetable would enable Tuileta to compete for the Warrior volleyball team during the 2017 season. He said he is unsure of his football plans.

Tuileta was the Offensive Player of the Year as a Punahou School senior quarterback in 2014. He was named Volleyball Magazine’s 2014 National Player of the Year.

He then attended USC, redshirting in football in 2014 and playing volleyball in 2015. He did not compete in football in 2015 and, in January, left USC.


  1. Annoddah Dave July 18, 2016 9:13 am

    ST & Tsaiko Blog Dogs:
    top 3?

  2. H-Man July 18, 2016 9:26 am

    Welcome back Larry Tuileta !!!

  3. tom-warriornation July 18, 2016 9:30 am

    Welcome back Larry!

    Anyone need tickets to the game at San Diego St. on Nov 5 at 4pm PST?

    I got a block of 150 seats behind our UH team bench at the 30-40 yd line ($27 each)–UH ticket office price is $30.

    Email: or text me at 415-324-0585.

  4. 808warriorfan July 18, 2016 10:16 am

    Would love to see him give football a shot again …


  5. Stephen Tsai July 18, 2016 10:27 am

    Tuileta is in good shape. He’s been playing on pickup volleyball matches against former Warriors

  6. bowwar July 18, 2016 11:23 am

    I never counted on Tuileta for UH football. It doesn’t seem like his heart is in it and besides, he’s probably better in volleyball. If Tuileta does come back to football, he’s going up against stiff competition as we’ll have 6-7 arms in the stable.
    ST: Do you anticipate any late additions to the football team? I guess Walker decomitted to us, so are we looking a DL person joining?

  7. 808warriorfan July 18, 2016 12:10 pm

    #6 … “bowwar” … interesting question about any late additions like a DL … losing KT was HUGE. Also does anyone know if that ‘Bama transfer OL Chris Posh is a walk-on or scholarship player ???

  8. SteveM July 18, 2016 1:09 pm

    Welcome back Larry “Tui” Tuileta!

  9. Buffoman July 18, 2016 2:07 pm

    You know, on the KT matter, with Michael Green in his corner, I can’t say for sure that his saga has come to an end. Mr. Green is a heck of a litigator and his strategies are interesting. August is just around the corner. I am interested to see how it all plays out.

  10. AllG July 18, 2016 5:06 pm

    #9 You can count KT out for this season for sure. Best case scenario is they let him come back next season.

  11. Buffoman July 18, 2016 5:29 pm

    #10 yeah, best case. Or just get his scholarship so he can finish school. Hopefully he see life beyond football.

  12. jm2375 July 18, 2016 5:31 pm

    Welcome back to Mr. Tuileta. I look forward to seeing on the court next season.

    Condolences to Linda Coble and the Matthews ohana on the loss of Kirk Matthews. Great newsman and big UH fans. Saw them at several softball games.

  13. S.peezy55 July 18, 2016 5:41 pm

    Anybody tuning in to watch Moku Watson make his commitment? Think UH has a chance?

  14. Old School Dave July 18, 2016 6:23 pm

    Bottom line is that you need to take care of business in the classroom.

  15. S.peezy55 July 18, 2016 6:28 pm

    Good luck Mr. Watson

  16. Inyoface July 18, 2016 7:21 pm

    I wonder if Hawaii could travel to Australia a week before the game and have the last week of fall practice there.

  17. Stephen Tsai July 18, 2016 7:28 pm

    Re: Watson
    I don’t think the chase is over. I’m sure teams will continue to recruit him until signing day.

  18. Stephen Tsai July 18, 2016 7:32 pm

    He’s got family in NorCal. If he chose Cal, it would be a done deal. But Pullman? I’d say the door is ajar. Either way, I wish him — and any person who can go to college for free — the best of luck. College is expensive.

  19. kapakahi July 18, 2016 8:36 pm

    Gotta agree with ST about Pullman……especially during the winter.

  20. kapakahi July 18, 2016 8:41 pm


    While Fangupo has yet to qualify at OSU, another former UH signee (under Chow) Gus Lavaka is already on the OSU roster……

  21. Old School Dave July 18, 2016 8:49 pm

    Best of luck to Mr. Watson. WAZZU has completed a new Football Complex and is on par with many of the other Pac-12 schools. Coach Salavea at work? But those winters in the Palouse…….brrrrrr….

  22. Old School Dave July 18, 2016 8:57 pm

    Gus Levaka was familiar with some of the former OSU coaches (now at BYU) when they were at Utah. OSU’s starting QB will be USU transfer Darell Garettson, who torched UH several seasons ago filling in for Chucky Keaton.

  23. seewhy July 18, 2016 9:46 pm

    Your turn Rolo.

  24. Stephen Tsai July 19, 2016 6:55 am

    New post:

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