Lone Peak High School (Alpine, Utah)
6-3 | 224 lbs | LB/DE
Before Mission: Tautu didn’t see much recruiting attention out of high school because he played at three different schools before committing to BYU as part of the 2010 class.
Tautu went to Kahuku High School in Hawaii, then played Quarterback at American Fork, and finally ended up at Lone Peak High where he committed to BYU.
Tautu was part of the program during the 2010 season where he redshirted.
(No highlights available of Tautu)
Expectations for 2013: Competing at Defensive End, sees action in at least six games
Tautu played linebacker primarily at Lone Peak, but due to added weight out on the mission, Tautu will be lining up at defensive end during his Cougar career. It’s unlikely Tautu is in the two-deep, but he will have an opportunity to compete. Bronson Kaufusi and Remington Peck are the starters right now, but behind them there is an opportunity for Tautu to emerge.
Potential in BYU career: Unknown
At this time we don’t know enough about Tautu to form an educated guess how he projects during his career at BYU. Defensive Line is always a position that BYU will look to rotate often to keep players fresh.
Tautu could be one of those players that comes out of nowhere and is a player who is a star off the edge, or he is a name that you look back on recruiting lists and say, bust.
We will get a better idea on Tautu by his Junior year in 2015.