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Report: De La Salle’s Das Tautalatasi commits to Arizona State

By cpashelka
Sunday, August 11th, 2013 at 3:03 pm in Uncategorized.

De La Salle High running back Das Tautalatasi has committed to Arizona State, according to multiple reports.  Tautalatasi, rated a three-star prospect by ESPN, was in Tempe the past two days and made the commitment after the Sun Devils’ practice on Sunday.

Tautalatasi rushed for 1,034 yards and six touchdowns on 127 carries in 2012 as the Spartans won the Open Division state championship.

Tautalatasi also held offers from Utah State, Air Force and San Jose State.

“My family asked the coaches a lot of questions during the visit and we liked the answers we got,” Tautalatasi told devilsdigest.com.

 

 

 

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  • Barefoot

    I’ve known this kid and his family since he was a Pee Wee. We’ve been on the same team and on opossing teams for 8 years. His family is solid and so is Daz. You deserve what you got. Make the best of it and good luck. We’ll be watching.

  • ROEPER

    I’ve said it once before, chalk be spitting game. but if you wake a giant, he will smash you. lol.

  • Prep Fan

    Another kid from San Ramon makes good. Congrats Das, and good luck at AZ St.

  • http://eastbaypreps Rider7

    Aint their a Tautalatasi at Encinal?

  • ROEPER

    Yes there is Tautalatasi is at Encinal bro. His bloodlines tell the entire story. Taivale is a real beast my friend.

  • Old Former Meddling Coach

    Roeper Called it. Taivale Tautalatasi is a good kid,Wants to do well and always trying to get better. Fruit don’t fall far from the tree cuz his Pops went hard! Jet Pride!

  • http://aol BigJoe

    not much talk on DeLaSalle yet, MaxPreps has them as their # 1 pick in the nation.
    Their OL is averaging 280 lbs and the DL is also big. Returning Das and QB Chris Williams, both Div prospects. Williams had 29 tds, good leader and could play a variety of positions in college, brother and cousin played and playing.
    At least 3 out of 5 on OL Div 1 and others college football somewhere.DL will also be big and will make up for LB grads, however if Tas plays defense he hits like a ton of bricks. Morris a 10.7/13.9 state hurdle champ is going to fit in somewhere, receiver or returns or both.
    Talented soph and junior class also.
    Are they going to run the table again? Lad on the sidelines as the running back coach!!!
    Justin has his team loaded.

  • Guest

    De La Blah, Blah, Blah

  • EB FB

    i dont believe Morris is a 10.7. Nevada doesn’t either.

  • EB FB Coach

    Morris has run a 10.7. He did it at the EBAL championships. However, this was with a tailwind of 2.2. He’s more around a 10.9.

  • renegades10

    So I wrote the above comment that’s been attributed to EB FB Coach because somehow his info ended up on my screen and I had clicked submit before it was posted…Admins any idea why?

  • http://TheSchoolmarm'sCaliforniaHighSchoolFootball TheSchoolmarm

    Here’s The Schoolmarm’s Greater Bay Area(NCS/CCS)Preseason Top 25

    1. De La Salle NCSD1, Freelance
    2. Bellarmine CCSD1(Open?), West Catholic
    3. Serra(San Mateo) CCSD2(Open?), West Catholic
    4. Pittsburg NCSD1, Bay Valley
    5. El Cerrito NCSD3, TCAL-Rock
    6. Palo Alto CCSD2(Open?), SCCAL-DeAnza
    7. California(San Ramon)) NCSD1, East Bay
    8. Freedom NCSD1, Bay Valley
    9. San Ramon NCSD1, East Bay
    10. Archbishop Mitty CCSD2(Open?), West Catholic
    11. Monte Vista(Danville) NCSD1, East Bay
    12. Marin Catholic NCSD3, Marin County
    13. Foothill(Pleasanton) NCSD1, East Bay
    14. James Logan NCSD1, Freelance
    15. St. Ignatius CCSD3(Open?), West Catholic
    16. Amador(Pleasanton) NCSD1, East Bay
    17. Clayton Valley NCSD2, Diablo Valley
    18. Los Gatos CCSD2(Open?), SCCAL-DeAnza
    19. Deer Valley NCSD1, Bay Valley
    20. Valley Christian(San Jose) CCSD3(Open?), West
    Catholic
    21. Encinal NCSD3, WACC-Foothill
    22. Casa Grande NCSD2, North Bay
    23. Cardinal Newman NCSD3, North Bay
    24. Campolindo NCSD3, Diablo Foothill
    25. Rancho Cotate NCSD2, North Bay
    The following team is shown so there are 15 Eastbay teams.
    (27.) Berkeley NCSD1, WACC-Foothill

    The team’s community is shown in parenthesis when there is(are) another(other) school(s) in California with the same or similar name(s).
    #s 7 thru 15 are very close!
    These rankings have very little bearing on the “real” rankings starting after Week 1; these are based on preseason apparent strength. For example, if a ranked team were to lose, or even played tough, to a low unranked team in the 1st week or 2, that team would not be ranked until it “earned its way up” in later games, or that “low” team turns out to be much better than considered preseason.

  • wacc:(

    preseason apparent strength based on what criteria?

  • EB FB

    My understanding was 10.8 was best in the state

  • EB FB

    Nevertheless, Morris is flying on the field?

  • renegades10

    10.3 was the best legal 100 in the state, set by Cal bound RB Khalfani Muhammad. A wind legal 10.7 was 15th in the state this year.

    Morris has looked good on the field, he will be the true deep threat in the rotation but might not be the #1 receiver which at this point looks like it will be the junior Adam Mayer. Kevin Griffin will be in that rotation too.

  • http://TheSchoolmarm'sCaliforniaHighSchoolFootball TheSchoolmarm

    Wacc
    The criteria of apparent strength is based on the quality of returning and other starters; bench size and strength; coaching, recent past achievement; schedule, especially home field advantage for what should be close games;etc.

  • wacc:(

    #11/12
    I see, thanks for clarification. Most of it makes a lot of sense. Some can nitpick (Monte vista to high, Logan too low) but not bad. Surprised to see Berkeley so low but based on what you said it makes sense…
    What do the rest of you think?

  • Junior

    Morris has the potential to be the best deep ball threat since Czyz in 2007. Marquis is a blur.

  • http://TheSchoolmarm'sCaliforniaHighSchoolFootball TheSchoolmarm

    Here is The Schoolmarm’s NorCal Preseason Top 30.
    Although in the CIF South Region, any teams from Madera, Fresno, Tulare, or Kings counties will be ranked here.(There are a lot more Giants and A’s hats than Dodgers and Angels hats there.).

    1. De La Salle(Concord) NCSD1, Freelance
    2. Fresno Central CSD1, Tri River
    3. Bellarmine(San Jose) CCSD1(Open?), West Catholic
    4. Folsom SJSD2, Delta River
    5. Pleasant Grove(Elk Grove) SJSD1, Delta River
    6. Serra(San Mateo) CCSD2(Open?), West Catholic
    7. Pittsburg NCSD1, Bay Valley
    8. Elk Grove SJSD2, Delta Valley
    9. Clovis North(Fresno) CSD1, Tri River
    10. Granite Bay SJSD1, Sierra Foothill
    11. El Cerrito NCSD3, TCAL-Rock
    12. Palo Alto CCSD2(Open?), SCVAL-DeAnza
    13. California(San Ramon) NCSD1, East Bay
    14. Edison(Fresno) CSD1, County Metro
    15. Freedom(Oakley) NCSD1, Bay Valley
    16. San Ramon(Danville) NCSD1, East Bay
    17. Clovis CSD1, Tri River
    18. Archbishop Mitty(San Jose) CCSD2(Open?), West
    Catholic
    19. Monte Vista(Danville) NCSD1, East Bay
    20. Marin Catholic(Kentfield) NCSD3, Marin County
    21. Luther Burbank(Sacramento) SJSD1or2, Metropolitan
    22. Del Oro(Loomis) SJSD3, Sierra Foothill
    23. St. Marys(Stockton) SJSD2, Tri City
    24. Foothill(Pleasanton) NCSD1, East Bay
    25. James Logan(Union City) NCSD1, Freelance
    26. St. Ignatius(San Francisco) CCSD3(Open?), West
    Catholic
    27. Central Catholic(Modesto) SJSD4, Western A.C.
    28. Oakdale SJSD3, Valley Oak
    29. Amador(Pleasanton) NCSD1
    30. Foothill(Palo Cedro) NSD1, Eastern
    The following Teams of Note(TON) are listed alphabetically: Berkeley; Buhach Colony(Atwater); Bullard(Fresno); Campolindo(Moraga); Cardinal Newman(Santa Rosa); Casa Grande(Petaluma); Clayton Valley(Concord); Deer Valley(Antioch); Encinal(Alameda);
    Enterprise(Redding); Los Banos; Los Gatos; Merced; Nevada Union(Grass Valley); Oak Ridge(El Dorado Hills); Palma(Salinas); Paradise; Pitman(Turlock); Rancho Cotate(Rohnert Park); Rocklin; St. Francis(Mtn. View); Vacaville; and Valley Christian(San Jose)

  • http://TheSchoolmarm'sCaliforniaHighSchoolFootball TheSchoolmarm

    Re. #11
    Oops, I screwed up! I showed #6 Palo Alto and #18 Los Gatos as being in the SCCAL-DeAnza. Actually they’re in the SCVAL-DeAnza.

    Re. #19
    I omitted #29 Amador’s league. They’re in the East Bay.

  • http://aol BigJoe

    Jesuit and Christian Bros not ranked?

  • http://aol BigJoe

    Del Oro not ranked?

  • http://TheSchoolmarm TheSchoolmarm

    BigJoe

    Del Oro is #22.

    Jesuit and Christian Bros: naw, I don’t think so. Although, their “Holy Bowl” draws the biggest rivalry crowds north of the Tehachapis. The game usually fills, or nearly fills, Hughs.

    One team I have some qualms about omitting is Oak Ridge of El Dorado Hills and the Delta River League.
    The Trojans have a very favorable schedule: Vista Del Lago, Rocklin, Vacaville, Sheldon, and Pleasant Grove at home; and Franklin(Elk Grove), Grant, Folsom, Ponderosa, and Jesuit on the road. Ponderosa has not been a DRL factor,and although the Trojans are supposed to be down this year, Franklin and Grant are supposed to be down way more. Folsom will probably be a loss. The “stinker” could be “your” Jesuit; last game at 1pm Saturday in Carmichael. Saturday afternoon games are often a bitch for those “Friday Night Lights” teams on the road. Anyway, an 8-2 or 7-3 regular season is very possible which would get the Trojans a decent SJS D1 playoff seed, given the formula SJS uses.
    Hindsight says I should have put them somewhere between #23 and #29.

    I should have had Heritage as a TON, too.

  • http://TheSchoolmarm TheSchoolmarm

    BigJoe

    Del Oro is #22.

    Jesuit and Christian Bros: naw, I don’t think so. Although, their “Holy Bowl” draws the biggest rivalry crowds north of the Tehachapis. The game usually fills, or nearly fills, Hughs.

    One team I have some qualms about omitting is Oak Ridge of El Dorado Hills and the Delta River League.
    The Trojans have a very favorable schedule: Vista Del Lago, Rocklin, Vacaville, Sheldon, and Pleasant Grove at home; and Franklin(Elk Grove), Grant, Folsom, Ponderosa, and Jesuit on the road. Ponderosa has not been a DRL factor,and although the Trojans are supposed to be down this year, Franklin and Grant are supposed to be down way more. Folsom will probably be a loss. The “stinker” could be “your” Jesuit; last game at 1pm Saturday in Carmichael. Saturday afternoon games are often a problem for those “Friday Night Lights” teams on the road. Anyway, an 8-2 or 7-3 regular season is very possible which would get the Trojans a decent SJS D1 playoff seed, given the formula SJS uses.
    Hindsight says I should have put them somewhere between #23 and #29.

    I should have had Heritage as a TON, too.

  • http://TheSchoolmarm TheSchoolmarm

    To view TheSchoolmarm’s California’s CIF D3and4 preseason top 30, go to 2013 EAST BAY HIGH SCHOOL FOOT-
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