Buffalo LB Kyler Laing Transfers to FAU Football
6-2, 248 lbs
A player will be returning home to the Sunshine State with the Florida Atlantic football team adding another recruit to the Class of 2024.
They'll be seeing Kyler Laing commit to the program as a graduate transfer from Buffalo, providing an intriguing boost to the Owls' depth at linebacker when he makes his way to Boca Raton next year.
Declaring his allegiance on Monday evening, Laing departs from the Bulls after five seasons. He was recruited to Buffalo in 2019 by then-defensive ends coach and special teams coordinator Roc Bellantoni, who is now the Owls' defensive coordinator.
In 23 games, he made 28 tackles (19 solo) including 6.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery. He most notably made program history when he recorded 3.5 sacks against Akron back in 2021.
Rated as a three-star recruit by 247Sports with an 82 score when he was a prospect, he was ranked 132nd among the best players at his position and 225th throughout the country.
His remarkable ability as a pass rusher has been well-documented. During his time at Amos P. Godby High School in Florida, he helped lead the Cougars to an 11-1 record and a spot in the Class 5A Regional Semifinals in 2018. He had 43 tackles, 13 sacks, 17 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in his senior season. Over his junior and senior campaigns, he had a combined 28.5 sacks to become the school’s all-time leader in that category.
Laing is now the 18th member of FAU's expanding 2024 class. He chose the Owls over UT Martin, North Alabama, Stephen F. Austin, and Bryant among others.
He also becomes the fourth linebacker to insert himself into the group, joining the likes of Remington Roberts from Fort Lauderdale High School, Jarvis Johnson Jr. from Westminster Christian High School, and Char'Quez Lee from Miami Palmetto High School.
His high school highlights from his senior year in 2019 can be seen below: