BYU picked up its first four-star recruit for the 2017 class.
BYU just landed defensive end Langi Tuifua (Bingham H.S./South Jordan, Utah) as their latest commitment for the 2017 class. Tuifua is at the inaugural Polynesian Bowl and made the announcement during the second quarter and chose the Cougars over in-state rival Utah. He is BYU’s first four-star commitment for the current class.
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As for why Tuifua chose BYU, it was because of the staff.
“They have the greatest coaches down there. It feels like family when I go down there.”
Tuifiua was once verbally committed to Utah and also Oregon but he opened up his recruitment once again before now finally settling on BYU. Leading up to the Polynesian Bowl Tuifua told Scout.com why he liked the Cougars.
“They had a really good season,” Tuifua said. “My dad and I saw it coming that coach (Kalani) Sitake would be over at BYU a long time ago, so it’s been good to see them out there.
“I’m really comfortable with that staff and they’re all like family to me,” Tuifua told Scout.com. “They’ve got some really good coaches and I’ve seen a lot of their style up close. It’s been good to see how they develop players. I’m closest to coach (Ilaisa) Tuiaki and coach (Reno) Mahe and they’ve been great.”
The composite rating of 247Sports has Tuifua as the 245 best player in the 2017 class, 17th in his defensive end position and the fifth-best player from Utah. He is BYU’s 20th verbal commit for the 2017 class.
Tuifua will take an official visit to the BYU campus this weekend.
Check out his highlights: