Devoux Tuataga Picks BYU Over Offers From SEC, Big Ten Programs

Sep 7, 2023, 9:49 AM

BYU Football Defensive Staff, Kelly Poppinga...

BYU football defensive staff lands in-state commitment from Devoux Tuataga. (Ryan Sun, Deseret News)

(Ryan Sun, Deseret News)

EAGLE MOUNTAIN, Utah – BYU football lands a priority commitment in Devoux Tuataga from Cedar Valley High School.

Tuataga is a 6-foot-6, 236-pound edge rusher who picked BYU over a Top Five that included future Big Ten program USC, plus SEC blueblood Tennessee, and BYU’s Big 12 rival Utah.

He held a hat day commitment ceremony at his high school, announcing his pledge to BYU.

The addition of Tuataga to BYU’s 2024 recruiting class brings them up to 12 commitments. Tuataga is tied for the second highest-rated prospect in the class with Decatur, Georgia cornerback Therrian Alexander III.

Last season at Cedar Valley, Tuataga had 15 tackles for loss and 11 sacks.

He will serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints before enrolling at BYU.

Tuataga joins Highland High’s Siosefa Brown as the second edge rusher in BYU’s 2024 class. A position that continues to be a top priority in their recruiting efforts as they settle into life as a member of the Big 12 Conference.

BYU’s new defensive staff led by coordinator Jay Hill and defensive ends coach Kelly Poppinga made Tuataga an immediate priority the moment they arrived on campus last December. Adding Tuataga gives BYU another pass rusher into their future pipeline when he enrolls down the road.

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12–3 p.m.) on KSL Newsradio. Follow Mitch’s coverage of BYU in the Big 12 Conference on X (Twitter) and Threads: @Mitch_Harper.

Take us with you wherever you go.

Download the new & improved KSL Sports app from Utah’s sports leader. You can stream live radio, video and stay up to date on all of your favorite teams.

Are you on Threads yet? Let’s connect, give us a follow @kslsports.

  • BYU Cougars Scoreboard

  • BYU Cougars Team Leaders

  • BYU Cougars Standings

BYU Cougars

justin sterner byu...

Brian Preece

Locals In MiLB: After Continuing Family Legacy At BYU, Justin Sterner Has Eyes On MLB

Carrying on the family legacy at BYU was always the goal for Justin Sterner; he didn't always know if baseball would get him there.

17 hours ago

daniel schneeman...

Brian Preece

Locals In MiLB: Former BYU Cougar Making Triple-A Case For Big League Promotion

Daniel Schneeman is on fire at the plate this season for last-place Columbus, putting himself in position to make his MLB debut this summer.

2 days ago

BYU Football, Sale Fano, Westlake High Commit...

Mitch Harper

Westlake Edge Rusher Sale Fano Commits To BYU Football

BYU picks up a commitment from a Westlake High School prospect.

4 days ago


Michelle Bodkin

Utah Basketball Mourns Loss Of Kenny Gardner

The Runnin' Utes are mourning the loss of larger-than-life former player Kenny Gardner who passed away at the age of 75. 

6 days ago

BYU Football, Greatest Players, Ty Detmer...

Mitch Harper

BYU Football’s 100 Greatest Players Of All-Time: Nos. 1-25

The best of the best from BYU football.

6 days ago

BYU Basketball, Elijah Crawford...

Mitch Harper

BYU Basketball Lands Former Stanford Signee Elijah Crawford

BYU adds a four-star composite prospect to the 2024-25 roster.

7 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Follow @kslsports...

KSL Give-A-Thon

The KSL Sports Zone, KSL 5 TV, FM100.3, 103.5 The Arrow, and KSL NewsRadio have teamed up to raise money for the kids being served by Primary Children’s Care!


KSL Sports

KSL Sports Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the KSL Sports newsletter. Get the latest Utah sports news delivered to your inbox.


KSL Sports

Jazz Notes Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the Jazz Notes newsletter. Get insider analysis, game recaps and opportunities to win tickets!

Follow @kslsports...

The Road Home Mediathon 2023

The KSL Sports Zone and are proud to support the all-day Mediathon 2023 at the Road Home, an annual tradition to raise money and other essential items for the Road Home, a Homeless Shelter.

3 kids wearing real salt lake jerseys smiling...

Real Salt Lake

6 Reasons You Need to Experience a RSL Matchday

RSL Games are a great way to spend time with your family with fun activities, good food, and traditions you can only experience at the field.

High angle view of the beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium...

KSL Digital Sales

How to Prepare for the 2023 Rose Bowl

Everything you need to know to plan your 2023 Rose Bowl trip in Pasadena, California. This year, the Utes will face Penn State.

Devoux Tuataga Picks BYU Over Offers From SEC, Big Ten Programs