Today is the day for one of the top targets on the Notre Dame football recruiting big board. 4-Star linebacker, Niuafe “Junior” Tuihalamaka will make his commitment today, and fan anticipation is a wee bit rabid.
Mission Hills (Calif.) Alemany LB Niuafe Tuihalamaka has locked in his commitment date and will announce his college choice later this week https://t.co/kK0tleC7H0 pic.twitter.com/iINkrQb9Jh— Greg Biggins (@GregBiggins) June 16, 2021
Junior was once committed to the in-state USC Trojans, but decommitted back in January. Very shortly after his decommitment, Notre Dame appeared to be the team to beat among his many offers.
The only two schools that Tuihalamaka has officially visited are Notre Dame and the Texas Longhorns. Junior is 100% predicted to choose the Irish according to both the 247 Crystal Ball and the Rivals FutureCast.
If Junior does choose the Irish, this marks one of those HUGE recruiting wins over rival Southern Cal, that only gets sweeter after every victory.
No public announcement time is known as of publishing, but don’t expect anything until the afternoon if you live in the Eastern time zone.
And just to further add to your confidence even more... that “bat signal” is out in full force.
Here Come The Irish! ☘️ #IRISHRISING22 pic.twitter.com/fpYcLr28xW— Marcus Freeman (@Marcus_Freeman1) June 18, 2021