Here’s what we said about Hunter Lotulelei back in 2017 before his LDS mission, plus some more information from UtahUtes.com on his journey to Utah.
Another Lotulelei is coming to Utah, and he signed his LOI today to join Utah football. Hunter Lotulelei, the 6’ 2”,313 pound offensive guard from Highland High in Salt Lake was a three-star rated recruit from 24/7 Sports, has been committed to Utah for almost a year and a half, and was never not going to be a Ute. His offer list shows as much as he had very few teams after him, which I would attribute largely to everyone knowing where he was going to sign forever.
The question now, at least for me, is where does Hunter end up? Does he stay on the o-line, or does he follow in his cousins’s footsteps and go to the defensive line? Regardless, the Utes got a talented one, that loves the school, and should make an impact for years to come. He will serve an LDS Church Mission before enrolling at Utah.
Get fired up for another Lotulelei! 6’3, 328-lb 4-star OL Hunter Lotulelei will first serve a church mission before following in cousins Star and Lowell’s footsteps. https://t.co/PJEBIzUHbP #UtahNSD18 #goutes pic.twitter.com/lNiBKZJPpK— Utah Athletics (@utahathletics) February 7, 2018
Make sure to check out Hunter’s highlights above, and welcome him to the Utah football family.
Originally signed in 2018 before leaving on an LDS church mission … first-team all-state as a senior at Highland HS (Utah) … 2017 first-team all-region … 2017 second-team All-USA Utah Football team … 2018 Polynesian Bowl ... 2017 U.S. Army National Combine second-team all-combine … four-star recruit by Rivals and a three-star recruit by 247sports … rated the No. 6 player in Utah by Rivals and No. 8 by 247sports … two-year starter at Highland HS … also played rugby … cousin of former Utah players Star and Lowell Lotulelei … Star earned first-team All-America honors and was a two-time first-team All-Pac-12 defensive tackle (2010-12) and has played seven years in the NFL for the Carolina Panthers (2013-17) and Buffalo Bills (2018-19) … Lowell was a four-time All-Pac-12 defensive tackle and 2014 Freshman All-American (2014-17)