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Utes get some depth for defense
First Published Aug 04 2013 06:12 pm • Last Updated Aug 04 2013 06:12 pm

The Utes will get a little extra help on defense this year with Timpview grad Pita Taumoepenu, a 6-foot-1, 220-pound defensive end/linebacker, accepting an offer to join the Utes.

He had offers from BYU and Utah State, but said he finally decided on the Utes after talking with his mother.

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"I had a hard time deciding but I have been a fan of Utah for a long time and I am comfortable there," he said.

Taumoepenu said he hopes to join the team this week after NCAA requirements are met.

"I'm ready to go," he said.

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