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BYU football recruiting: 2015 DT Tevita Mounga signs with the Cougars

The big gap-stopper put pen to paper to make his BYU commitment official.

Tevita Mounga gets after it at The Opening camp.
Tevita Mounga gets after it at The Opening camp.
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Tevita Mounga, a, interior defensive lineman and southern California native, has signed his letter of intent to play for BYU.

Mounga stands 6-foot-1 and 306-pounds. He verbally committed to Coach Mendenhall in September 2014, turning down scholarship offers from a slew of PAC-12 schools that include Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Washington, and Washington State. He is rated as a three-star prospect with a 247Sports composite of .8478.

During his senior season at Vista Murrieta High School (Murrieta, CA), he made or assisted on 64 tackles with 7.5 for a loss and two sacks. He is a running back's worst nightmare because he plugs up so much real estate in the middle of the field, and does a great job eating blocks from multiple offensive lineman when playing the traditional nose tackle position in a 3-4 set. He has deceptive speed for his size which allows him to chase down receivers once they cut in toward the middle of the field.

Here are Mounga's highlights from his Hudl profile: