Meet Motekiai Langi, the 6’7″, 410-Pound BYU Recruit Who’s Never Even Played Football (Video)
It’s not often that a Division I college football coach offers a scholarship to a kid who’s never played football, and we say, yep, that makes total sense. Usually, you want your football recruits to be actual football players. But in the case of Motekiai Langi, it doesn’t matter that he doesn’t play football. Because the kid is 6’7″ and 410 pounds, and he moves like a cat.
When BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall first announced that Langi had committed to BYU on signing day, people were skeptical. The kid was from Tonga. Nobody had ever heard of him. Nobody had ever seen him play. And by Mendenhall’s own admission, all he’d ever seen was a video of Langi playing pickup basketball.
However, when the kid visited BYU to visit his cousin, Harvey Langi, all it took was 15 minutes for Mendenhall to offer Motekiai a scholarship.
Now video has emerged of the behemoth actually playing something that somewhat resembled football. And yeah, it all makes total sense:
Seriously, who wouldn’t offer that kid a scholarship? He’s a freight train that moves like a gazelle. And did you see his hands? Dude could eat a watermelon like it’s an apple.
Unfortunately, it’s going to be two years until we see Motekiai Langi suit up for the Cougars. He is Mormon, of course, and he just embarked on his two year mission trip.
Hat Tip – [Deadspin]