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BYU football recruiting: 2017 DE Alden Tofa signs with the Cougars

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Alden Tofa, a 6-foot-5, 250-pound defensive end prospect out of West Jordan High School in West Jordan, UT has signed a National Letter of Intent to play football for BYU. Tofa committed to BYU on signing day, but had been offered a scholarship by BYU for some time before committing.

BYU beat out his other final four candidates Utah, Oregon, and UCLA for his services. Tofa also had offers from Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon State, Stanford, UNLV, Vanderbilt, and Washington State.

Tofa is a three-star prospect with a composite rating of 86.30 according to the 247Sports Composite. That rating makes him the 49th-ranked DE recruit in the country, and the 5th best recruit in the state overall.

Alden Tofa is a run stopping force that uses his strength to steer offensive linemen and blow up the backfield. He produced 56 tackles and 3 sacks during his senior season. His highlights display brute strength and a long frame as his main strengths. Tofa will add strength immediately to the defensive line.

Tofa chose BYU today in a hat ceremony over 3 other Pac 12 schools:

Here are Tofa’s highlights: