Puka Nacua

  • Pos WR
  • Height 6-1
  • Weight 210

Prospect Info

  • High School Orem
  • City Orem, UT
  • Exp 2021 - ...

BYU Cougars

  • Class SR

As a Prospect

247Sports Composite®

0.9404
  • Class 2019
  • Committed 2/11/2019
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H.S. Scouting Report

Evaluated 09/21/2018

Charles Power
Charles Power National writer

Projection

Second Round

Comparison

Dante Pettis San Francisco 49ers

Streamline build but has added solid mass in recent years and is heavier than he looks. Already close to his ideal playing size at the next level. Tests as a very good athlete with above-average long speed among top wide receivers. Also has good short-range explosion. Is an outstanding route runner who separates with quickness, hesitation and change of direction. Runs with body lean and has outstanding pace along with spatial awareness in getting open. Can track the ball deep and make acrobatic catches in traffic. Does a great job maximizing yards after the catch. Among the most productive prospects in the 2019 cycle, leading the nation in receiving yards as a senior. Highly competitive in multiple sports. Can continue improving his physicality. Despite his exceptional ball skills, has some concentration drops at times. Arguably the best skill player to come from Utah in a decade. Projects as a multi-year Power 5 starter with the potential of being an early contributor and all-league talent.

Athletic Background

Puka Nacua is a 6-2, 190-pound Wide Receiver from Orem, UT.
- Named the 2018 Polynesian Bowl Player of the Year.
- Won the 2019 All-American Bowl Offensive Player of the Year.
- Named the 2018 Utah Gatorade Football Player of the Year.
- Led Orem High School to consecutive state titles as a junior and senior.
- Older brother Kai played at BYU and is currently in the NFL. Other older brother Samson plays wide receiver at Utah.
- Also plays basketball at Orem High.

Skills

  • - Yards After Catch 10
  • - Route Running 10
  • - Ball Skills 10
  • - Toughness 9
  • - Hands 8
  • - Speed 8
  • - Size 8
  • - Strength 7
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