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Wisconsin Football EDGE Anelu Lafaele Signs National Letter of Intent

Anelu Lafaele made things official with Wisconsin football on National Signing Day



Wisconsin football commit Anelu Lafaele

The Wisconsin football program got a big boost to its pass rush on National Signing Day.

EDGE Anelu Lafaele, hailing from Honolulu, Hawaii, made things official with the Badgers on Wednesday, signing his National Letter of Intent. 

In his senior year, Lafaele recorded 32 tackles, 11.5 TFLs, 7.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles. 

Wisconsin Football Signee: Anelu Lafaele

Position: Quarterback

Height: 6-foot-3

Weight: 222 pounds

School: Farrington High School (Honolulu, Hawaii)

Recruiting Rankings

247Sports Composite: 4-star – Grade: 0.8828 – No. 577 player in the nation; No. 38 EDGE; No. 2 in Hawaii

247Sports: 3-star – Grade: 90 – No. 26 EDGE; No. 3 in Hawaii

On3: 3-star – Grade: 86 – No. 106 EDGE; No. 4 in Hawaii

Rivals: 3-star – Grade: 5.7 – No. 40 EDGE; No. 2 in Hawaii

ESPN: 3-star – Grade: 79 – No. 48 EDGE; No. 3 in Hawaii

Commitment to the Wisconsin Football Program

Anelu Lafaele committed to Wisconsin on July 11 with one of the greatest commitment announcements of all time. 


Before selecting UW, the Honolulu native picked up 17 total offers, with notable schools like Washington, Oregon, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Colorado, Oregon State, Hawaii, and many others throwing their hats in the ring for Lafaele’s services.

Lafaele has the tools to make an immediate impact to Wisconsin’s pass rush, a group that mustered up just 9.5 sacks in 2023. With his athleticism, quick reaction time, and hard-hitting nature, the Honolulu native fits the mold of a player that Mike Tressel’s defensive scheme is designed for. With some rather thin depth, Lafaele will have the opportunity to earn some time in camps. 


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