BYU has added an offensive lineman to the roster as former Utah offensive tackle is now enrolled at BYU. Jeff Hansen of CougarSportsInsider.com and KSL’s Mitch Harper first reported the news. Unutoa has been in the BYU student directory since the start of summer term.
Unutoa is a former 3-star recruit in the 2017 recruiting class from Hawaii who also had offers from BYU, Oregon, Oregon State, Virginia, Washington State, UCF, Vanderbilt, Colorado, and a handful of G5 schools.
Unutoa redshirted his freshman year at Utah and played in one game this past season. He is the older brother of 2019 BYU signee Elijah Unutoa and the son of 7-year NFL veteran Morris Unutoa Sr.
Unutoa will have to to sit this season due to NCAA transfer rules, and barring a NCAA waiver, he will have two years of eligibility beginning in 2020. BYU currently has zero seniors slated to start along the offensive line in 2019, so Unutoa will have to earn his spot if he wants a starting job. At the very least, he will provide valuable depth at the tackle or guard positions.