Upolu, Samoa/Compton CC
6-2, 285 DL
Before BYU: Kalotu grew up playing rugby in Samoa, until his family moved to Southern California when he was 14. With that rugby background he quickly joined the Dominguez High football team. After a solid but not outstanding high school career he went to Compton Community College to play football for a year before serving an LDS mission, he left without a knowledge of where he was going to school when he got home. While on his mission he knocked on the door of a member of the church who questioned him about where he would attend college post mission, realizing his very obvious athletic build the member got ahold of a highlight film and sent it to a few schools including BYU. After reviewing the tape coaches were impressed enough to send coach Steve Kaufusi to meet with him the very day he returned home from his mission after a brief meeting he was offered and accepted a scholarship.
Expectations in 2013: Immediate Contributor I see Kalolu sitting #2 on the depth chart behind Manumaleuna. He should see plenty of time and be the starting DT come 2014. With his combination of speed and power he adds even more depth and another reliable back up to the position, if we see an injury or a lack of production we could see him starting by seasons end.