There was some hope that running Ula Tolutau would return to the BYU football team, but it appears that Tolutau has put his name in the NCAA transfer portal.
Sources: #BYU running back Ula Toluta'u is in the NCAA Transfer Portal. He had been away from the program for some time but there were hopes he could return to the team. Still not out of the question but entering the portal would indicate he's looking at his options #BYUfootball— Asguardian of the Galaxy (@JacobCHatch) May 3, 2019
Can confirm that BYU running back Ula Tolutau is in the transfer portal. He hasn't played for the Cougars since midway through the 2017 season.— Jeff Call (@AJeffreyCall) May 3, 2019
Tolutau’s last game action game came on October 21, 2017 versus East Carolina. During his freshman season in 2017, Tolutau played in seven games and rushed for 303 yards and 2 touchdowns. Tolutau showed flashes during his freshman season, including a touchdown run versus Utah and a 102-yard rushing performance versus Utah State, but fumble and injury issues kept him from making a bigger impact during the 2017 season.
Tolutau is a bruising back who many fans were hoping would make his way back onto the field. BYU coaches likely envisioned this result, however, as they secured commitments from grad transfer running backs Emmanuel Esukpa and Ty’son Williams. Williams is still awaiting official acceptance into a graduate program. The two aforementioned running backs will team with sophomore Lopini Katoa to lead BYU’s rushing attack in 2019.
If Tolutau can stay healthy and avoid off-the-field issues, he should make a big impact at whatever school he lands at next.