Saint Louis defensive tackle Faatui Tuitele and Punahou linebacker Maninoa Tufono were named to MaxPreps’ preseason All-American second team today.
Tuitele is listed at 6-foot-4 and 300 pounds by MaxPreps entering the season. The Crusaders, ranked No. 12 in the first MaxPreps rankings, also made the website’s list of top 10 games in 2018.
An Aug. 17 meeting at Aloha Stadium against Narbonne (Calif.) at Aloha Stadium in a rematch of last year’s 56-50 shootout win by the Crusaders was ranked as the 10th-biggest game of the season.
Former Kapolei quarterback and Alabama commit Taulia Tagovailoa, now a senior at Thompson Academy, also made the second team.
For the full list of first- and second-teamers, click here.