UNLV: A gifted athlete with tremendous size who was a multiple-sport star in Hawaii before recently moving to the mainland ... A three-star prospect according to Scout, which ranks him as the No. 89 DT in the nation ... Also listed as the No. 145 DE recruit in the nation by Scouts, Inc. ... Did not play football during his senior season ... Last name is pronounced "tahw-TOE-fee."
HIGH SCHOOL: Moved to Las Vegas but did not play football because of NIAA transfer rules ... Ultimately attended Calvary Chapel Christian HS in Las Vegas ... Formerly starred in football and basketball at Kaimuki HS in Honolulu, HI ... A two time all-state selection in football, basketball and volleyball on the Islands ... Helped the Bulldogs win the state basketball title as a freshman.
PERSONAL: Desmond Tautofi was born on April 21, 1992 ... The son of Siamalu and Fau Tautofi.