Getting to know new BYU commit, DE Nuuletau Sellesin (Transfer, Class of 2023)


This morning BYU landed another solid commit for the Class of 2023, as Nuuletau Sellesin decided to state in-state to play for the Cougs.  The Weber State transfer has three years of eligibility remaining.

Sellesin is a 6-foot-1 240-pound defensive end that is now enrolled at BYU and preparing for spring ball. He joins the team with three years eligibility as a preferred walk-on after an impressive two years with Weber State.  In 11 games last season he had 24 tackles, five quarterback hits, six tackles for loss, four sacks, and a forced fumble.

Sellesin was being recruited out of the transfer portal by Fresno State, Idaho, and Tulsa.  But he ultimately found BYU was the best fit:

“BYU is a good fit for me because of what they offer intellectually and spiritually.  This is the best for my situation academically and football-wise.  And family and my girl also played a big role in the decision.”

Sellesin likes to get after the football and says of all the pros he admires TJ Watt most “for his motor.”

He prepped at Woods Cross High School (Woods Cross, UT), where he played both tight end and defensive end as part of the Class of 2018.  As a senior he had three receptions for 29 yards, 51 tackles (34 solo), nine tackles for loss, one quarterback hurry, one blocked punt, and 10 sacks (MaxPreps), in addition to playing rugby.

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