Fremont’s Tupouata commits to Utah

Fremont High’s Sione Tupouata, the Oakland Athletic League’s football MVP, is heading to Utah.
Tigers coach Isamu Falevai confirmed Thursday that Tupouata, a 6- foot-4, 250-pound defensive end, gave a verbal commitment to play for the Utes.
Tupouata is not yet academically qualified, but Falevai is confident he’ll become a late qualifier and Utah apparently was comfortable enough to give him an offer.
“They’re going to work something out,” Falevai said. “(Tupouata) re-committed fully (to academics) this year. He’s taking another SAT in March.”
Tupouata was not immediately available for comment Thursday night. In addition to this year’s MVP award, Tupouata was the defensive player of the year as a junior.

Jimmy Durkin

Jimmy Durkin is a sports writer for the Bay Area News Group.

  • fast and phsyical

    Hey what a great player. It was great to coach concrete in the allstar game. Great job on signing with Utah, he will do well.

  • Jimmy Durkin

    I’ll update this post once I’m on a computer, but I just received confirmation of thus verbal commitment from Isamu Falevai. Sione had been waiting to tell him personally of the commitment, so he initially wasn’t aware.

  • ManO’War

    Another great all-star game player, he will make a mark there (assuming all the qualification stuff works out), congrats on the opportunity!

  • therealcoachcarter

    Congrads to one of my favorite players in the entire East Bay!! Good Luck Concrete!!

  • Concrete This Ryan from Tech… Im glad 2 c u make it 2 that D-1 level. keep yo focus and do the damn thang

  • E_CULB

    Heard Perenon is out at O’Dowd any one confirm?

  • E Culb I heard the same from a few different coaches I know that went to the All-Sports clinic. No details as to why or if he’s fired as a teacher too. I heard he attended the clinic Thur. & Fri. Friday a couple different guys told me he was venting big time about the situation & that he has already hired a lawyer. What ever happened it must have been pretty serious. Can’t see them firing him for winning or not winning after all that he has accomplished.