2011 (REDSHIRT): He redshirted during his first year at the Capstone.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Luatua was an explosive offensive line prospect out of La Mirada, Calif. ... a powerful run-blocker who was ranked as both a center and guard by recruiting publications ... Rivals.com lists Luatua as a center and has him 10th nationally while both ESPNU and Scout.com ranks him as the No. 18 offensive guard nationally ... participated in the All-American Bowl in Myrtle Beach, S.C., following his senior season ... the No. 35 player in California by SuperPrep Magazine ... the first-team All-State selection by Sectionsports.com while also being represented on the Sectionsports.com All-Southern team ... ... SuperPrep ranked him as the No. 45 player in the state of California ... chose Alabama over offers from Arkansas, UCLA, Boston College, Connecticut, Minnesota, Syracuse, Washington State and Tennessee.