Twin DTs Coming to BYU

The Fitu twins originally came from southern California's Inland Empire, but their family has since moved up to Eagle Mountain, Utah. Both brothers are 6-foot-1, 310-pound defensive tackles who recently returned from serving LDS missions. The pair plan on being walk-ons for Coach Mendenhall and his swarming defense this fall.

Not only has Coach Mendenhall and his staff gathered in a very good recruiting class but they are also getting quality talent to walk-on. National JC Player of the Year Cade Cooper from Snow College is walking on along with 6-foot, 190-pound Colorado all-state defensive back Blake Morgan, 6-foot-1, 230-pound linebacker Jamison Fitt, Brenden Gaskins who was second to Cooper among JC quarterbacks, SUU QB Cole Nielson, 6-foot-3, 200-pound all-state LB Tyson Buck, Snow College 6-foot-5, 337-pound O-linemen Curt Jensen, 6-foot-6, 210-pound DE Robbie Cook, and 6'5", 240-pound Colorado TE transfer Steve Fendry among others.

Defensive tackles Mark and Matt Fitu can now be added to that list of walk-ons.

"I don't have any information on my weight room stats right now since I just recently got home from my mission," said Mark Fitu. "I'm about 6-1 and I weigh 310, but I just got home from Guatemala."

Both Mark and Matt Fitu live together in an apartment in Provo and Mark is currently enrolled at BYU while his brother Matt is currently at UVSC with plans to transfer to BYU by the end of the year. While in high school, both Mark and Matt were all-CIF performers at Eisenhower High School.

"They're going to go out for football and both are return missionaries for the LDS Church," said younger brother Joseph Fitu. "They've been playing football their whole life and in high school. They were all-CIF back in California and they're going out for defensive tackle since that position is open."

Matt Fitu was also an all-CIF heavyweight wrestler in California. All three brothers were invited to play in an all-Star football game that covered both San Bernardino and Riverside counties.

Although Joseph is the younger brother, he certainly isn't the little brother. Joseph, who comes in at 6-foot-5, 330 pounds also plans on following in the footsteps of his older brothers by walking on at BYU following a LDS church mission to the Philippines.

"I graduated in 2005," said Joseph Fitu. "Back in high school, my squat was 650 and my bench was at 245. I play defensive tackle and offensive tackle.

"My plans right now are to serve my mission. I got called to serve in the Philippines. I leave on May 13th, but I plan on coming back and going to BYU. I like the environment and plus I like their football team. They've got a good program where I know I can get better."


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