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Utah football: Former BYU commit Mika Tafua joins Utes roster, is immediately eligible to play

Utah football: Former BYU commit Mika Tafua joins Utes roster, is immediately eligible to play
Published On: Thu, Oct 19
Sep 20, 2014; West Lafayette, IN, USA; Southern Illinois Salukis fullback Mika'il McCall (27) looks to run as Purdue Boilermakers defensive back Frankie Williams (24) and linebacker Ja'Whan Bentley (35) close in the second half at Ross Ade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sandra Dukes-USA TODAY Sports

The University of Utah announced Tuesday that freshman defensive end Mika Tafua has been added to the Utes roster. He is immediately eligible to play, a school official confirmed.

The 6-foot-3, 228-pound lineman from Kamehameha High School in Hawaii originally committed to BYU in 2015. Following a two-year LDS Church mission to Tacoma, Washington, though, he joined the Utes this month and was placed on scholarship, according to his roster profile.

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