Talin Togiai is the most recent commitment to the BYU football program (Class of 2022), announcing his commitment September 14, 2021 via Twitter:
After thinking long and hard I have decided to commit to #BYU thanks to coach @Coach_DFunk and @kalanifsitake for this amazing opportunity! #BYUFootball #GoCougs pic.twitter.com/OQL0mLpz1X
— Talin Togiai (@TogiaiTalin) September 14, 2021
Togiai is a 6-foot-6 290 pound offensive lineman that preps at Rigby High School (Rigby, Idaho), where as a senior he led Rigby to a no. 1 Idaho ranking with the top offense in the state.
As a junior he made the High Country All-Conference first team as a defensive lineman (Post Register). He has been selected to play in the 2022 Polynesian Bowl. Togiai has also played for the Rigby basketball team (MaxPreps) and competed in the shot put and discus for the track and field team (Athletic.net).
Togiai is rated 3-stars by 247Sports, who rate him the no. 5 overall recruit from Idaho in the Class of 2022. He holds scholarship offers from Nebraska and Utah (247Sports). Togiai is the cousin of Tommy Togiai of the Cleveland Browns, and is the brother of Tanoa Togiai, who is an offensive lineman at the University of Utah. He does not currently have LDS mission plans and is expected to join BYU for the 2022 season.
We caught up with Togiai to ask him about his recruiting:
Why did you choose BYU?
I thought about how BYU could help me in my life with great education and careers if football isn’t my path.
What other schools were showing you love in the recruiting process?
What are some of your favorites?
The Avengers movies, the book Wonder, music groups like Queen, Frank Sinatra, Elvis, and Celine Dion, and I love Reeses Puffs.
What is one of your greatest accomplishment in sports?
Being able to play varsity all four years and winning a state championship in the journey.
What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
You can’t be an above average person if you don’t do above average things.
Who is a current player that you seek to emulate on the field?
I watch all the linemen I can in college and the NFL.
Is there anything else you’d like Cougarfans to know about you?
I’m just excited to be able to come to Provo.
This article originally ran on BYUinsider.com.
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