Utah added a commitment from a top JUCO defensive lineman in the class of 2024 on Sunday.

Vili Taufatofua shared the news of his commitment on Sunday evening. He picked the Utes over offers from programs like BYU, Washington State and Oregon State.

Here’s his announcement:


Taufatofua attends New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico. He is listed at 6-foot-4, 260 pounds.

Taufatofua does not yet have a 247Sports Composite rating. However, that could change in the coming months given his growing list of Power 5 offers.

He is the 2nd prospect to join Utah’s 2024 recruiting class. The Utes also have a pledge from 3-star defensive lineman Isaia Faga.

Here are some highlights from his 2022 season: