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BYU Football Recruiting: DL Taumata Tofi Added to 2012 Class

Bronco Mendenhall and the football staff just announced the signing of defensive lineman Taumata Tofi from Perris, California to the 2012 football recruiting class. The two-time all-league first teamer comes to BYU with words of praise from Mendenhall (for Mendenhall):

"Taumata Tofi is a great fit for BYU. He is a great student, a man of faith and an excellent football player. He has a bright future as a defensive lineman at BYU and we are lucky to have him."

Tofi is 6-3, 270 pounds and is a native of American Samoa. Looking around the internet, it looks like Tofi is somewhat under the radar, although BYU's official release says he was recruited by Washington, Arizona, Fresno State, and Utah State. Here's a few bits of action from Tofi as a senior. He is #55 and plays the strong-side DE position in most of these highlights.

Related: For more recruiting news, see our BYU Football Recruiting page