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BYU football recruiting: 2017 DT Seleti Fevaleaki signs with the Cougars

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Seleti Fevaleaki, a 6-foot-2, 270-pound defensive tackle prospect out of Centennial High School in Corona, CA has signed a National Letter of Intent to play football for the Cougars. BYU head coach, Kalani Sitake offered Fevaleaki while he was at Utah, Oregon State, and BYU and ultimately got his guy.

Fevaleaki is a three-star prospect with a composite rating of 81.13 according to the 247Sports Composite. While Fevaleaki no longer held his offers from Oregon State and Utah, he did hold offers from Boise State, Hawaii, New Mexico, and UNLV coming into Signing Day.

During his career at Centennial, Fevaleaki recorded 76 tackles, eight tackles for loss, five pass deflections, a forced fumble, and an interception in 21 games played. His accolades on the field earned him a spot on the All-CIF PAC-5 Division first team defense. In addition to his time on the football field, Fevaleaki has also spent some time in the boxing ring.

It’s pretty clear that Coach Sitake believes in Fevaleaki, and there are plenty of good reasons to like Fevaleaki. He has good size, shows good pursuit, and has impressive athleticism for his position (which can be seen in the highlight below from his sophomore season).

It’s no secret that depth along the defensive line was one of the Cougars biggest weaknesses last season as they transitioned into a 4-3 front. Add that to the departure of last year’s seniors Logan Taele and Travis Tuiloma, and there should be plenty of opportunity for young DTs like Fevaleaki. However, there will also be plenty of competition as the Cougars have targeted a lot of defensive line talent in this recruiting class to help meet that need.

Here are Fevaleaki’s highlights from high school: