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Three-star OL commits to BYU

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On Tuesday, West Valley City (Utah) Granger offensive lineman Manu Mulitalo decided it was time to end his recruiting process.
"I just committed to BYU yesterday," he said. "I like their program and their facilities. They have everything I wanted. If it's what I want and it's there, why not take it?"
Mulitalo was on the Cougars' campus for a camp and also enjoyed an tour of the school and its academic offerings. While on campus, Mulitalo met with offensive line coach Mark Weber and defensive line coach Steve Kaufusi and decided to give them his verbal pledge.
"They were pretty happy that I gave them a verbal," he said.
Mulitalo, a three-star prospect, is BYU's 18th commit for its 2010 class, and he's excited by how strong the Cougars' recruiting class is at this point.
"They have good recruits," Mulitalo said. "They have that No. 1 QB (Jake Heaps), some other good d-linemen and Bronson Kaufusi, he's good too."
At 6-foot-2, 303 pounds, Mulitalo could play a number of positions both on the offensive and defensive line.
"They said I could start if I keep working hard, and they're going to try me at center and guard," he said. "It's up to them if I play defense."
Though he gave BYU coaches his pledge, Mulitalo said he will "keep other schools in mind" and continue to consider his options until Signing Day arrives. He had much interest in UCLA and USC earlier this spring, but neither school has offered him.
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