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4-Star Edge Rushers Logan Fano and Aisea Moa to Join BYU Program Next Season

BYU is about to get some reinforcements along the defensive line.

BYU’s defense has overall done a nice job under Kalani Sitake and DC Ilaisa Tuiaki. BYU has won a lot of games, including 11 last season and a 7-2 start to this year. BYU has largely gone with a drop 8 approach to limit big plays, and it has worked well and kept opponents scoring low.

We haven’t seen the “Sack Lake City” defense that was coined at Utah when Kalani was defensive coordinator, largely because BYU hasn’t had the horses at defensive line. DT Khyiris Tonga is the only BYU defensive lineman that has been drafted under Kalani, and no defensive ends have really been under NFL consideration.

BYU is getting some horses next season, as 2021 4-Star edge rusher Logan Fano and 2022 4-Star DL Aisea Moa are set to join the program. Fano is back from his mission, meaning he should enroll in January and participate in spring ball. Moa has no mission plans and has talked about graduating in December so he can enroll in BYU in January and participate in spring ball.

Both players were edge rushers in high school and will likely begin their careers as defensive ends. Fano is from Provo and offers from a ton of big schools — Utah, Washington, and Oklahoma were among his finalists and he also had offers from Michigan, Wisconsin, Virginia, Nebraska, Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Washington State, Oregon State, and Utah State. Fano racked up 115 tackles, 28 TFL, and 20.5 sacks in 12 games as a senior and will get every opportunity for immediate playing time. Fano could play either DE or outside linebacker.

Moa committed to BYU in October after being committed to Utah for the better part of 2021. He was also an edge rusher during his high school career and will likely begin at defensive end.

BYU doesn’t get many four stars on the recruiting trail, and getting two in the defensive front seven next that will compete for immediate playing time should pay dividends.