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BYU Football Recruiting: 2017 DE Lorenzo Fauatea signs with the Cougars


Lorenzo Fauatea, a 6-foot-4, 265-pound defensive end prospect out of Hunter High School in West Valley City, UT has signed a National Letter of Intent to play football for BYU. Fauatea is a signing day commit, but has had a scholarship offer from BYU for some time before now.

Fauatea was originally committed to play for Oregon State, but decommitted during the 2016 high school season. He also had scholarship offers from Oregon State, Boise State, Hawaii, Utah, and Utah State.

Fauatea is a three-star prospect with a composite rating of 83.75, according to the 247Sports Composite. That rating makes him the 82nd-ranked defensive end recruit in the country, and the 14th best overall recruit in the state of Utah.

Lorenzo Fauatea completes the big push that Coach Tuiaki made toward loading up on defensive linemen with this class. He produced 69 tackles and 15.5 sacks during his senior season. His highlights show some good speed off the edge, coupled with great size, which combine to make him a deadly pass rusher.

Fauatea announced his decision this morning in a hat ceremony: