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BYU football gets commitment from Weber DL Aisea Moa

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BYU football players take the field before a game against North Alabama in 2020.

The BYU Cougars take the field at a nearly empty LaVell Edwards Stadium before their game against North Alabama in Provo on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020.

Steve Griffin, Deseret News

Saturday was not a good day for the BYU Cougars football program on the field, but less than an hour after they lost to the Boise State Broncos, they got a huge win on the recruiting trail, as Weber High School defensive lineman Aisea Moa announced his pledge to the program on Twitter.

Moa’s commitment to the Cougars is a big win for a few different reasons. First, he’s a four-star prospect with multiple Power Five scholarship offers, according to 247 Sports. Second, and perhaps the one that BYU fans will boast about the most, is Moa had previously been committed to the Utah Utes, and his father Ben had played for them.

Aisea Moa had announced he was backing off his commitment to the Utes on Sept. 29, and there was immediate speculation that he would pledge to the Cougars.

This season for Weber, the 6-foot-2, 240-pound Moa has 34 tackles, three sacks and one defensive touchdown, according to the Deseret News statistical database. He becomes the 16th player to commit to BYU as part of its 2022 recruiting class.