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Utah State football gets commitment from Bingham DE Tupou Maile

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Utah State coach Gary Anderson watches from the sideline during the second half of the team’s Frisco Bowl NCAA college football game against Kent State on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, in Frisco, Texas. Kent State won 51-41.

Brandon Wade, AP

LOGAN — Utah State football’s 2021 recruiting class just got a little bit larger.

Late Thursday night, Bingham High defensive end Tupou Maile announced his pledge to the Aggies’ program over Twitter, becoming the fifth player to commit to USU.

He is listed as 3-star recruit, per 247Sports’ Composite ratingRivals rates him at 2-stars — and has also received interest from the University of Utah.

As a junior in 2019, he recorded nine total tackles and two sacks, per the Deseret News’ high school football statistical database, highlighted by a season-best performance against Jordan, when he had two tackles and two sacks.

At 6-foot-3, 235 pounds, Maile becomes the second defensive player to join the Aggies’ 2021 recruiting class, along with Sky View High defensive back Isaac Larsen of Smithfield, who committed to the program in November 2019, per 247Sports

Other USU commits include 3-star running back Kendric Rhymes (Houston, Texas), 3-star athlete and current quarterback at Box Elder High Parker Buchanan (Brigham City), and tight end Jaden Allen (Sewell, New Jersey).