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BYU football recruiting: 2016 DE Freddy Livai signs with the Cougars

Freddy Livai, a 6-foot-2, 250-pound strong-side defensive end prospect out of A.B. Miller High School in Fontana, California, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for BYU. Livai committed to BYU back in May and stayed true to the Cougars despite receiving several offers from Pac-12 schools.

Livai has a composite rating of 80.81, which makes him a borderline three-star prospect according to the 247Sports Composite. Livai's rating ranks him just outside the top ten defensive ends out of the state of California. His list of offers includes Arizona State, Boise State, Colorado, Colorado State, Oregon State, and UNLV. Livai's cousin is Cougar linebacker, Sione Takitaki.

During his senior year at A.B. Miller, Livai recorded 68 tackles, six sacks, three tackles for loss, a pass deflection, and a safety.

Livai is a talented edge rusher with above average quickness and a good motor. He shows a good burst off the line out of both the two- and three-point stance. Livai is good at reading plays and pursuing to the football. Livai runs a 4.57 40-yard dash, which gives him the versatility to potentially play linebacker for the Cougars as well. Overall, he has the potential to be an excellent pass rusher for the Cougars.

Livai intends to serve a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints before enrolling at BYU. It's hard to know what the depth chart will look like for the Cougars when he returns in 2018, but Livai's athleticism will make it tough to keep him off the field.

Here's a look at Livai's highlights: