Elite athlete Tupai will not sign on Wednesday, visiting new school

BY foxsports • February 2, 2016

While most prospects will make their official decisions this upcoming Wednesday, top 2016 athlete Maxs Tupai decided he needed a little bit more time. 

The Utah native will not sign a letter of intent on Feb. 3 -- instead choosing to visit UCLA officially this upcoming weekend. 

It's an interesting turn of events for the athlete -- who's already visited USC, Utah, Oregon State, and Oklahoma officially. 

Tupai is one of the more intriguing prospects in this class. He could ultimately end up at a number of positions on the defensive side of the ball. Functioning as a hybrid outside linebacker/defensive end isn't out of the question. Tupai could strictly become a defensive end -- or even bulk up and move inside as a tackle. 

He plays with an aggressive, violent nature -- utilizing immense power and very good quickness. 

His preexisting relationship with new UCLA assistant coach Marques Tuiasosopo likely impacted his decision to take a trip to Westwood. Coach "Tui" had been recruiting Tupai during his time as USC earlier this year as well.