Recruiting Profile: Alden Tofa (DE, Class of 2017)

Alden Tofa is a 6-foot-5 248 pound defensive end who signed with BYU today, over offers from Utah, Oregon, and UCLA.

Tofa preps at West Jordan High School, where as a senior he recorded 56 tackles and three sacks and was named the outstanding defensive end for the Region.  He’s strong and agile (skip ahead on his HUDL video below to the 37 second mark).

Tofa is rated 3-stars by Scout, Rivals, and ESPN (grade of 79). ESPN rated him the No. 5 prospect from Utah, while Scout rated him the No. 5 defensive end in the west.  He held scholarship offers from Arizona, BYU, Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, UCLA, UNLV, Utah, Vanderbilt, and Washington State.  He was also recruited by Arizona State and Washington.  He plans to serve an LDS mission before suiting up for the Cougars.

Hometown: West Jordan, Utah High School: West Jordan
Class: 2017 HT/WT: 6’5”, 248 lbs.
Position: Defensive End 40 time: 5.07
Profiles: MaxPreps, HUDL Bench/Squat: 275/405 pounds
Twitter: @TheAlden51 Vertical: 30.3 inches
Offer date: February 4, 2016 Commit date: February 1, 2017

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