Here at Lawless Republic we’ll be looking at profiles of each recruit that commits to the Cougars. Stay tuned so you’ll be able to get to know the Cougars before they’re Cougars. Today, we look at David Lui.
David Lui DE | Pittsburg Senior High School | Pittsburg, CA | Committed June 11, 2014 (Scout.com)
6’3″ | 255
David Lui was a little bit of surprise commitment when he announced that he would attend BYU. He was under the radar, but that may benefit BYU in the long run. Lui reported offers from Hawaii and Weber State, but was receiving interest from California, Utah and Washington State according to Scout.com.
Lui is a big kid. When you watch the linked highlight video remember that he was just a high school junior. He’s been reported to weigh anywhere between 250 and 265 pounds and he still has a full year to grow and then a two-year mission before he even gets to BYU. In my opinion, Lui has the frame to put on a lot more weight. He’s listed as a defensive end right now, but I think he ends up playing nose tackle in college. He’s got a lot of room to grow and a lot of potential to be a great defensive lineman.
Pittsburg (Calif.) defensive tackle David Lui has committed to BYU… http://t.co/3jEEVjcnUN
— Brandon Huffman (@BrandonHuffman) June 11, 2014
Lui may not be the biggest name or the recruit with the most offers, but I think that BYU sees a lot of potential in him and I think that they’re looking at his future down the road. A player the size of Lui has a lot of room to grow. Even if he doesn’t end up putting on weight and playing the nose, he’s got a lot of strength and surprising speed off the edge. He could be a really solid defensive end after a couple years of growth.