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BYU football recruiting: 4-Star 2017 DE Langi Tuifua signs with the Cougars


Langi Tuifua, a 6-foot-4, 230-pound defensive end prospect out of Bingham High School in South Jordan, UT has signed a National Letter of Intent to play football for BYU. Tuifua committed to BYU only weeks ago, but had been offered a scholarship by BYU for some time before committing.

Tuifua had previously been committed to play for both Utah and Oregon, but decommitted from both schools. He also had scholarship offers from Boise State, Colorado, Louisville, Michigan, Oregon State, Utah, Utah State, and Washington State.

Tuifua is a four-star prospect with a composite rating of 90.61 according to the 247Sports Composite. That rating makes him the 20th-ranked defensive end recruit in the country, and the 4th best overall recruit in the state of Utah.

Tuifua is mainly an edge rusher in a 4-3 defense. He produced 69 tackles and 15.5 sacks during his senior season. His highlights show some serious speed off the edge, which make him a deadly pass rusher. He also sets the edge well as a run stopper. Tuifua will add depth immediately to the defensive line which seems to be a position group emphasized by Tuiaki’s staff. Tuifua cited the BYU coaching staff as the primary reason for him signing with BYU.

He plans to play one season before deciding on an LDS mission.

Here are Tuifua’s highlights: