Nearly three weeks after National Letter of Intent day, the Brigham Young Cougars completed their 2013 signing class with the addition of Tomasi Laulile. Laulile is a 6-foot-3, 265 pound defensive end from Westlake High School in Westlake Village, California.
Last year, Laulile totaled 52 tackles (35 solo), 10 sacks, 6 quarterback hurries, and 1 forced fumble in 2012. His best game of the season was a tough 38-35 loss to Moorpark High School. In that game, Laulile had 10 tackles, 2 sacks, and 1 forced fumble. All 10 of his sacks came in the final six games of the season, including seven in the final three games. His six QB hurries came in the first three games of the season (2 each).
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Westlake struggled to a 6-5 record this season, but the Warriors were second in the Marmonte - East Leauge with a 3-1 record. Laulile earned All-Marmonte League honors, and lead the league in sacks (second best was 7).
Laulile will be given the opportunity to compete for immediate playing time at the defensive end position. BYU will be replacing both starting defensive ends. Bronson Kaufusi was the only backup who received significant playing time at DE last year. Laulile's main competition will be Remington Peck, JonRhyeem Peoples, Theodore King, and Kalolu Utu.
Highlights of Laulile can be found here. He can be followed on Twitter @T_Laulie48.
The rest of the 2013 recruting class can be found here.
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