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BYU football recruiting: 2016 LB Solofa Funa signs with BYU

Profile and highlights for BYU signee Solofa Funa of Spanish Fork.

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Solofa Funa has signed a Letter of Intent to continue his football career at BYU.

Funa is 6-2 220 lbs and played OLB and TE for Spanish Fork High School. He was a fairly early commit to the program when he gave his verbal as a sophomore during BYU football camp, but the commitment did not become public until the next spring when he began receiving interest from Boise State, Utah State, Nevada and Oregon State.

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ESPN considers Funa to be a three star talent, with Scout and Rivals giving him two stars. On the defensive side of the ball his senior season, Funa had 35 tackles, 3 sacks, 1 interception, and 1 recovered fumble.

Funa has some size for a high school kid but also has a little room to grow, he is surprisingly quick and had great closing speed when rushing from the edges in addition to being a very sure-handed and punishing tackler. While he played all over the field in high school, it appears that BYU is recruiting him as an OLB, but his skills will definitely be put to use on special teams until his time comes to play a major role on the defense.

He is a mission first signee, so expect him to be ready for fall camp 2018.

Check out his senior year highlights: