SALT LAKE CITY — The ever-growing University of Utah football 2021 recruiting class added another name Monday, and this time it’s someone very familiar with the program.

Bingham defensive end Viliami Pouha announced his pledge to the program via Twitter. That means if he indeed ends up signing with the Utes, he’ll follow in the footsteps of his father Sione, who played on the hill in the early 2000s before an eight-year NFL career — all with the New York Jets — and now coaches Utah’s defensive tackles.

As for Viliami Pouha, he is listed as a 3-star prospect by 247 Sports and also holds scholarship offers from Washington State and UNLV. According to the Deseret News high school football statistical database, the 6-foot-2, 220-pound Pouha tallied 51 tackles and four sacks as a junior in 2019.

Pouha becomes the fifth prospect to commit to the Utes as part of their 2021 recruiting class. He joins California quarterback Peter Costelli, Snow College defensive tackle Tevita Fotu, Washington offensive lineman Kolinu’u Faaiu and Arizona linebacker Trey Reynolds.