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Notre Dame Football Recruiting

2022 USC Commit Calls Notre Dame Offer "A Blessing"

January 23, 2021

He’s still committed to USC, but Thursday’s offer from Notre Dame certainly got Niuafe Tuihalamaka’s attention.

“I've been interested in Notre Dame since Manti Te'o was there,” the 2022 California linebacker said after landing the scholarship from Irish recruiting coordinator Brian Polian, who also led Te’o’s recruitment more than a decade ago.

“It was just the defensive scheme.

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