Tom Smart, Deseret News
East High's Ula Tolutau stiff arms Olympus' Conner Haller as East High School defeats Olympus High School 47-21in the 4A State High School football semi-final Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, in Salt Lake City.

After returning from an LDS mission to Bakersfield, California, during the summer, former East High star running back Ula Tolutau has decided to play collegiately at BYU.

A post on his parents' joint Facebook account on Saturday revealed the 2013 Deseret News "Mr. Football" award winner chose the Cougars over Utah, Utah State and Oregon State.

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Tolutau signed with Wisconsin in early 2014 before leaving on his mission, before then head coach Gary Andersen left to lead the Beavers. Tolutau told the Deseret News in November that there was some uncertainty about his academics at Wisconsin, leading him to look elsewhere.

In his senior year for the Leopards, Tolutau rushed for 2,465 yards and 31 touchdowns.

Tolutau was not available for comment Saturday, but he told the Deseret News in November that his plan is to begin classes in January.