Laulu-Pututau working on speed

TBS Managing Editor
Posted Apr 10, 2012

BYU tight end commit Moroni Laulu-Pututau ran the hurdles for Mountain Crest High School, but this year he’ll be doing something a little different to prepare himself for the upcoming season.

Towards the end of BYU’s spring camp, Mountain Crest athlete Moroni Laulu-Pututau was on hand to see BYU’s fast-paced offense at work. What he saw impressed him quite a bit.

“I thought it was sweet and really fast-paced and intense,” said Laulu-Pututau. “It looked like it was a lot of fun too and I can’t wait to learn how to do it. I got to chat with the players and coaches about the practice.”

Laulu-Pututau got to talk with the Cougar coaches about his future role within the Cougar offense.

“It was really good speaking with Coach Howell and he was the one that was recruiting me,” said Laulu-Pututau. “I also got a chance to speak with Coach Reynolds about the offense and all that stuff. The tight ends looked pretty good and we talked a little bit about that.”

While watching the players go through individual and team drills, the biggest thing Laulu-Pututau learned was the speed at which the players and practice operate.

“Everyone is good and fast at the next level,” he said.

Mountain Crest head coach Mark Wootten once labeled Laulu-Pututau as “smooth” and having “legit” 4.5 forty speed. In years past Laulu-Pututau competed in the hurdles, but this year he’ll do things a little differently.

“I’m not going to run track this year,” said Laulu-Pututau. “Instead I’m going to work out with Coach’s speed training stuff. That’s kind of what we’re going to do. I want to get faster and focus on speed training, so he put together this thing for our speed guys to go through. It’s just a little camp twice a week and we do speed training half the week and then heavy lifting the other half.”

The goal obviously is to try and increase his speed by the time he puts on a Cougar uniform.

“Yeah, I want to try and get even faster for this year,” he said. “That’s pretty much about it really. Not too much going on other than that. You gotta get faster, so that’s what I want to do.”

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