Recruiting Weekend Yields Early Dividends

BYU got help at a key defensive position today when a big recruit committed to play for the Cougars. With over 20 recruits visiting campus during the weekend, this commitment is likely to be the first of many to come.

Romney Fuga's mother indicated that her son committed earlier today on his official trip to BYU and then called his parents later in the afternoon to inform them of the news. "We knew he liked BYU a lot, and we knew that he really wanted to go there, so the call wasn't a total surprise," said La Fuga. "He's just very excited to go to a church school that will honor his mission plans.

"Romney had offers from schools like Penn State, Nebraska and Colorado, but we've always left the decision completely up to him and he feels that BYU is the best place for him. I'm happy that he's happy, I know he made the right decision for himself."

La mentioned that Penn State and other programs were willing to work with Romney's mission plans, but that her son just felt most comfortable at BYU. "He really loves the coaches there," she said. "He loves the people, the atmosphere and just everything. He's very excited and we're very excited for him."

Romney is a 6-foot-2, 280-pound defensive line recruit who runs a 4.95 forty and benches 375. He excels in wrestling as well. Fuga took fourth in his weight class in the California state tournament last year. Fuga is from Edison high school in Huntington Beach, California. TBS will speak with Fuga after he returns to California tomorrow.

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