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BYU lands versatile defender Faletau Satuala

SAN ANTONIO - Faletau Satuala is staying home and heading to BYU. The three-star defensive back from Orem, Utah, made his commitment at the All-American Bowl in San Antonio. Satuala has impressed through the week with his versatility.



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The defender told Rivals what stood out to him about the Cougars ahead of his public decision.

“With BYU it's in the state of Utah,” Satuala said. "It's nice and coach Jay Hill is a really cool guy and fun to talk to. I love being around him. Then just the atmosphere and culture around BYU. All their players are the nicest guys. Always smiling, it's really cool."

He has the athleticism and frame to play a number of spots. He was mostly recruited as a defensive back but played linebacker this week and enjoyed getting a chance to play the position.

"They invited me to come down as a linebacker but I think it's just because I'm a little big for safety. But yeah it's different playing with all the big boys,” Satuala said.

Faletau played on both sides of the ball at Bountiful High School. He projects as a linebacker or a safety at the next level. But he is a good enough athlete to play wide receiver or tight end in college. Seeing where he ultimately ends up in his career will be interesting. Satuala has been a top target for Hill since he arrived on campus as the program's defensive coordinator.

Satuala was offered by USC, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Arizona, Arizona State, Washington State, Oregon State and Utah State. His final three were UCLA, Utah and BYU and he took official visits to those programs.