Signing day: Biographies of 2012 BYU Cougars football recruiting class

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 1 2012 12:00 a.m. MST

Draper, Utah

Alta HS

*mid-year enrollee

Utah's 5A Most Valuable Player and Gatorade Player of the Year honors as a senior while leading Alta High School to the 2008 state title ... completed 193 of 306 passes (63.1 percent) for 3,209 yards and 36 touchdowns and ran for 860 yards and another 11 scores as a senior while leading his team to four second-half comeback wins ... member of back-to-back state championship teams in 2007 and 2008 as well as three consecutive region title teams ... exceptional athlete was also a three-year letterman on the AHS basketball team, earning Region 2 MVP honors as a senior ... Attended Southern Utah University as a freshman in 2009, playing in six games while completing 57.1 percent of his passes (8-of-14) for 115 yards and two touchdowns ... added 44 yards rushing on 10 carries (4.4 ypc) ... served an LDS mission to Mexico City ... coached in high school by Les Hamilton

Taysom Hill


6-2, 210

Pocatello, Idaho

Highland HS

*mid-year enrollee

2008 5A All-Idaho Player of the Year as a senior after quarterbacking Highland to its first state title since 2002 ... listed as the 30th-best quarterback prospect in the nation coming out of high school in 2009 by Scout.com and Rivals.com ... listed as the top recruit in the state of Idaho by Rivals.com ... led Highland to the Idaho State 5A championship as a senior ... Idaho's Gatorade High School Player of the Year as a senior ... first team all-state selection also earned all-region and conference player of the year accolades ... completed 166-of-258 passes (64.3 percent) and threw for 2,269 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior ... also rushed for 1,491 yards and 24 TDs, averaging 10.2 yards per carry and 124.3 rushing yards per game ... holds school single-season and career records for total offense ... also lettered in basketball and track and field ... older brother Jordan played defensive tackle at Arizona State and other brother Dexter played quarterback at Scottsdale (Ariz.) Community College, Northern Iowa and Dixie State (Utah) ... served LDS mission to Sydney, Australia ... originally committed to Stanford before mission ... also recruited by Arizona, Washington State, Boise State and Utah ... coached by Gino Mariani

Josh Weeks

Wide Receiver

6-4, 200

Show Low, Ariz.

Show Low HS

Maxpreps All-American (2009, 2010) ... 2011 AzFCA All-State ... selected to play in 2011 Semper Fi All-American Bowl ... AZ Republic All-Arizona (2009, 2010, 2011) ... set six 3A Arizona high school records in career and is Arizona's all-time leader in career receptions (187) and receiving yards (3,851) and receiving touchdowns (46) ... played multiple positions as a senior and rushed 130 times for 1,161 yards and 13 touchdowns, caught 38 passes for 540 yards and 5 touchdowns and threw for 527 yards and 8 touchdowns ... as a junior caught 73 passes for 1,561 yards and 20 touchdowns ... had 47 receptions, 1,223 yards and 15 touchdowns as a sophomore ... won 2010 3A state championship ... also ran track and won the 2011 400-meter state title ... National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete of the Year (2011) ... also recruited by Florida, Florida State, Nevada, North Carolina, Arizona, Arizona State and Ohio State ... coached by Randy Ricedorff

Micah Hannemann

Defensive Back

6-1, 190

Alpine, UT

Lone Peak HS

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