Teivis Tuioti

Teivis Tuioti joined the Lincoln Southeast football team before his senior year after following his dad — Husker defensive line coach Tony Tuioti — to Nebraska.

Lincoln Southeast senior Teivis Tuioti made the most of his lone season in Nebraska.

On Tuesday the 6-foot-3, 285-pound defensive lineman announced on twitter his commitment to Nevada. Teivis is the son of Nebraska defensive line coach Tony Tuioti. He moved to Nebraska from California after his dad accepted the job in Lincoln.

Teivis Tuioti received his scholarship offer from Nevada in June. He also had Division I offers from Army and Idaho State.

The Wolfpack went 7-5 in 2019, the second season with a winning record under third-year coach Jay Norvell.

"I felt like it was a good fit for me with the coaches, the players, the academics and the direction the program is going," Tuioti said. "I felt good with the opportunity and built a great relationship with Coach Norvell and the staff."

In 11 games this season, Tuioti finished second on the team in total tackles with 73. He is the No. 3 rated defensive lineman in the 2020 class, according to NebHSRecruiting rankings.

Tuioti is the eighth player in Nebraska in the 2020 class to commit to an FBS program on scholarship.

One of his teammates at LSE, Isaac Gifford, has several FBS scholarships as well. The Knights also have Division I college recruits in Isaac Appleget (South Dakota State commit) and Xavier Trevino (Nebraska walk-on commit).

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