Defensive end Maxs Tupai of Murray High School (UT) has committed to Utah, according to Scout.com.
Tupai was also considering Oklahoma, UCLA and USC before electing to join Kyle Whittingham’s team in Salt Lake City. The four-star recruit opted to not sign with Utah on National Signing Day and visited UCLA before making his decision.
Tupai stands tall at 6'2.5" and weighs in at 250 pounds. He is ranked 241st on Scout’s Top 300 recruits for the class of 2016 and was a finalist for the national Butkus Award, which is awarded to the top linebacker in the country.
Whittingham and Utah’s defensive coaching staff expressed their excitement for Tupai’s signing on Twitter.
Utah’s recruiting class is now ranked No. 33 by Scout.