Getting to know the newest Class of 2019 commit: DE/TE Brooks Maile

Brooks Maile is a 6-foot-3 241 pound defensive end and tight end who made a verbal on Wednesday to play for the Cougars (Class of 2019).

Maile preps at Pine View High School, where as a sophomore he had 63 tackles (32 solo) with five tackles for loss, two passes defended, a blocked punt, and a sack.  He was a Class 3AA All-State honorable mention and All-Region second team.  He was also the sophomore class president and plays rugby and basketball.

Maile is rated 2-stars by Rivals and is not yet rated by Scout or ESPN.  He has plans to serve an LDS mission following High School and joining the Cougars for the 2021 season.

Hometown: St. George, Utah High School: Pine View
Class: 2019 HT/WT: 6’3”, 241 lbs.
Position: Defensive End, Tight End 40 time: 4.8
Profiles: MaxPreps, HUDL Bench/Squat: 230/405 pounds
Twitter: @MILEKLAN Vertical: 23 inches
Offer date: June 13, 2017 Commit date: June 14, 2017
Rivals: (2 / 5)
Scout: (2 / 5)
ESPN: (2 / 5)
Average: (2 / 5)

I caught up with Maile to ask him about his recruitment:

BYU Insider: Why did you choose BYU?
MAILE: I love what’s going on with the program at BYU right now. The vibe here at BYU is unbelievable!! Being here and practicing at camp I was able to meet players, coaches and make friends. It feels like a close brotherhood, and I like that a lot. They’ve been like examples to me, good ones.

BYU Insider: What current or former BYU player do you admire and why?
MAILE: My Uncle Latanoa “Jojo” Pikula. He played rugby here at BYU the last few years. Every time we watched his games BYU would have an impressive crowd and the support shown was awesome! Uncle Jojo loves his school and his team. They’re all close. I want that, so it was a easy choice after I spoke to Coach Sitake. I felt that same feeling with the football team and knew for sure BYU was the school for me.

BYU Insider: What are some of your favorite things?
MAILE:  I enjoy mostly all music.  I love to dance or try too lol. I like food especially home cooked meals ma makes. I like to hang with friends too. I like Clash Royal and Xbox, basketball, my family and chillin’ with my friends.

BYU Insider: What are some of your accomplishments?
MAILE: Playing last year at the U for the championship was exciting. Although we lost, the experience was awesome.  I really wish we could’ve won it for our seniors, they deserved it. Another is the Success Academy—a high school-to-college accelerated program. When I graduate high school I will have earned an Associate’s degree, so that’s cool.

BYU Insider: What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
MAILE: My Coach Raymond Hosner at Pine View HS told me “it’s not always about football it’s about being responsible young men and gaining the tools to succeed in life.

BYU Insider: Who is a current player (collegiate or pro) that you seek to emulate on the field?
MAILE: It would have to be my cousin Stevie Tui’kolovatu from USC, now at Tampa Bay. He’s powerful and can make stops at the line of scrimmage. I’d like his strength… he’s like the hulk.

BYU Insider: What are your personal goals for this season (2017)?
MAILE: My goals for the season are simple: “TAKE STATE” with my Pine View Football brothers. We’ve got great coaches and players.

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