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BYU in the Mix for top JC Defender

BYU in the Mix for top JC Defender

After losing their entire starting defensive line, Cougar coaches filled the holes with two of the top high school D-linemen in California. The two prep stars leave on LDS missions after the 2006 season, however, so BYU will need to reload once more. A JC DE from Arizona may fill in nicely.

Family connections between recruits and college coaches are not unusual, but the nature of the relationship between defensive end recruit William Tukuafu and BYU defensive line coach Steve Kaufusi is a little out of the ordinary. In most cases, the recruit is the son or nephew of the coach. For Tukuafu and Kaufusi, however, the generational relationship is flipped. The 22-year old Tukuafu is an...

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