Getting to know new BYU commit, RB/LB Nukuluve Helu (Class of 2020)

Nukuluve Helu is the most recent commitment to the BYU football program (Class of 2020), announcing his commitment yesterday via Twitter:

Helu preps at Tooele High School (Tooele, UT), where as a junior (2018) he carried the ball 111 times for 941 yards (8.5 avg) and 17 touchdowns and caught 11 passes for 150 yards and two scores.  On defense had had 59 tackles (27 solo), three tackles for loss, two passes defended, two forced fumbles, and two interceptions (with 49 return yards).  Helu also returned 13 kickoffs for 329 yards (25.3 avg) and had one 50 yard punt. 

As a sophomore (2017) he rushed 27 times for 246 yards and four touchdowns and caught two passes for 10 yards. On defense he had 32 tackles (16 solo), one tackle for loss, one blocked punt, and an interception.

Helu is rated 3-stars by 247Sports. He holds scholarship offers from BYU and Utah State.  He is the fourth commitment for the football class of 2020.

Hometown: Tooele, Utah High School: Tooele
Class: 2020 HT/WT: 6’1”, 210 lbs.
Position: Running Back, Linebacker 40 time: 4.5
Profiles: MaxPreps, HUDL, 247Sports Bench/Squat: 275
Twitter: @nukuluve Vertical:  
    Commit date: March 23, 2019

I caught up with Helu to ask him about his recruiting.

BYU Insider: Why did you choose BYU?

Helu:  I chose BYU because I love the environment.

BYU Insider: What other schools were showing you love in the recruiting process?

Helu:  Utah and Utah State.

BYU Insider: What are some of your favorites?

Helu:  I like trying new things and all kinds of things.

BYU Insider: Who is a current player that you seek to emulate on the field?

Helu:  I really like Christian Mccaffery’s swag on the field

If you have any additional information or insight about this recruit, please include it in the comment section below.

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