The University of Utah has its first defensive commitment of the 2025 recruiting cycle.

After securing two quarterbacks — four-star Wyatt Becker and three-star Shaker Reisig — to kick things off for the 2025 class, the Utes turned their attention to defense, getting a commitment from Folsom, California, edge rusher Nela Tupou.

The 6-foot-4, 210-pound Tupou is rated a three-star recruit by 247Sports. He played both tight end and defensive end at Folsom High School, recording 18 receptions for 280 yards and three touchdowns along with playing on defense.

Becker was quick to welcome his future teammate, replying “UBoyz!!” to Tupou’s commitment post.

Utah likely will play Tupou on defense, as his primarily recruiter was defensive ends coach Lewis Powell, according to Tupou’s 247Sports page.

Tupou had offers from Utah, BYU and Washington State, among others.