UPDATE: Pulalasi de-committed from BYU on December 8, 2022 and flipped his commitment to Washington State a few days later.
Leo Pulalasi committed to play for BYU football on June 15, 2022, announcing his commitment via Twitter:
Committed @lakescoachmills @Murdock_02 @RylandSpencer @BrandonHuffman @247recruiting @TFordFSP @RealMG96 @UsOLIANxIata @PrepRedzoneWA @unga45 #gocougs #allgod #AGTG pic.twitter.com/6M8nKNBD65
— Leo pulalasi (@LeoPulalasi) June 15, 2022
Pulalasi is a 6-foot-1 205-pound athlete that preps at Lakes High School (Lakewood, Washington), where he has played linebacker, running back, and even a little QB for Lakes. As a junior he went 6-for-25 for 216 yards and two touchdowns (to three interceptions), had 112 carries for 931 yards and 13 scores, and recorded 21 receptions for 380 yards and five more touchdowns (MaxPreps). On defense he had 28 tackles (23 solo) with an interception. Pulalasi earned 3A Pierce County League offensive Player of the Year.
As a sophomore Pulalasi rushed 23 times for 214 yard (9.3 ypc) and four touchdowns, had one 12 yard reception, and 40 tackles (34 solo) with four tackles for loss. And as a Freshman Pulalasi played in four games and had two carries for 28 yards and a touchdown, 14 solo tackles, a fumble recovery, and an interception returned 70 yards for a touchdown.
Pulalasi also competes in basketball and Track and Field for Lakes. As a junior on the hardcourt he averaged 10.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 1.2 steals per game.
Pulalasi is rated 3-stars by 247Sports (0.8467), who rate him the no. 17 overall prospect from Washington state for the Class of 2023. He holds scholarship offers from Army, BYU, Colorado State, Montana, Montana State, Nevada, Portland State, and Weber State. He is the fifth commitment to BYU for the Class of 2023, joining Ryder Burton, Pokai Haunga, Stanley Raass, and Emmanuel Waller as commits.