Utah State has received a verbal commitment from Washington State University EDGE rush defensive end Lawrence Falatea. Falatea is a 6-foot-3 242-pound sophomore who has three years of eligibility remaining. He will join the Aggies for the 2024 season. Falatea’s decision just days after spending time on campus for his official visit. Falatea missed the 2023 season with an injury. In 13 games in 2022, he was credited with 11 tackles, 1.5 tackles-for-loss, 1.0 sack, and 1 forced fumble.

According to 247sports coming out of Alta High School (UT), Falatea was rated as the 1,534th-best player nationally, the 174th-best linebacker, and the 17th-best player in the State of Utah. He originally held offers from Eastern Washington, New Mexico, San Diego State, Utah State, Washington State, and Utah Tech. Falatea chose the Aggies over offers from Colorado State, Nevada, New Mexico St, North Texas, Sacramento State, and South Florida.

Falatea is the Aggies ninth addition to the team following the conclusion of spring ball joining Iowa Central Community College (IA) defensive tackle Isaiah Bruce, boise state university quarterback CJ Tiller, Purdue University linebacker Clyde Washington, New Mexico State University cornerback Andre Seldon Jr., University of Charlotte wide receiver Jack Hestera, Arizona State University quarterback Jacob Conover, Lenoir-Rhyne University linebacker Jon Ross Maye, and Limestone University defensive tackle Collin Vaughn.