Signing day: Biographies of 2012 Utah Utes football recruiting class

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 1 2012 9:00 a.m. MST

Mid-year signee will have three years to play two ... first-team all-SFCA defensive lineman for Mt. San Antonio College ... had 41 tackles, including 13.5 tackles for loss and seven sacks, in 2011... also intercepted two passes, made two pass breakups, forced a fumble and recovered a fumble as a sophomore at Mt. SAC ... Mt. SAC was the 2010 JC national champion and the 2011 national runner-up, and won the conference title in 2010 and 2011 ... played his high school ball at Granger (Utah) ... son of Viviani and Fifita ... married (Salote) with three children (Hadassah, Fifita and Ane) ... full name is Koliniasi Leota but he goes by Niasi (name is pronounced nee-ah-see lay-oh-ta) ... born Mar. 18, 1988.

Zach Lindsay, Davis HS, 6-7, 327, OL.

2010 honorable mention all-region as a junior ... Davis High (Utah) team captain ... earned two letters ... son of Rosemary Lindsay ... mother got her bachelor's degree from BYU and her master's from Utah ... one brother ... full name is Zachary Lindsay ... born July 27, 1994 in North Carolina.

Carlos Lozano, East Los Angeles (Calif.) College, 6-6, 385, OL.

Unanimous first-team All-Mountain Conference in 2011 ... also first-team all-region in 2011 ... second-team all-conference in 2010... helped East Los Angeles College to its best season in 37 years in 2011 when ELAC won the Mountain Conference and the American Bowl ... ELAC went undefeated in conference play ... prepped at Montebello High (Calif.), where he was a 2009 second-team All-Almont League offensive lineman ... earned two letters in football and basketball ... also enjoys playing soccer ... son of Juan Lozano and Monica Hernandez ... father works three jobs ... three brothers and one sister ... born Aug. 22, 1992.

Hiva Lutui, Euless Trinity (Texas) HS,. 6-2, 285, OL.

2011 U.S. Air Force All-American ... first-team all-state Class 5A in 2010 and 2011 ... 2011 Star-Telegram Super Team pick ... 2009 district sophomore of the year and district newcomer of the year ... Rivals.com and Scout.com four-star recruit ... 114 knockdowns, 43 pancakes, a 90% overall grade and no sacks allowed as a senior ... 143 knockdowns and 42 pancakes as a junior ... Trinity High (Texas) was the 2009 state 5A champion and the 2011 state runner-up ... made the A/B honor roll and earned a Hi-Five certificate ... son of Foueti and Elizabeth Lutui ... one brother and one sister ... will become only the second member of his family to attend college ... cousin of former Ute fullback Tauni Vakapuna and current Ute defensive tackle LT Tuipulotu ... cousin Fui Vakapuna played at BYU and in the NFL for Cincinnati ... cousin of Cal linebacker Steven Fanua and BYU linebacker Teu Kautai ... hopes to own a restaurant someday ... name is pronounced hee-va loo-too-ee ... born Mar. 25, 1994.

Alphonso Marsh, Dominguez (Calif.) HS, 6-2, 183, DB.

Rated in the top 50 football prospects in Los Angeles by ESPNU ... seven pass breakups in 2010 ... also lettered in track, running the 200, 400 and 4x400 relay ... featured in a Dec. 5, 2011 Sports Illustrated article on surviving and playing sports in gang-infested communities ... hobby is skateboarding ... son of Curley Rachal ... born May 29, 1994.

Delshawn McClellon, Gahr (Calif.) HS, 5-9, 165, WR.

All-league, all-area, all-CIF, "Dream Team" ... three-year starter for Gahr High (Calif.) finished as the state's third all-time career receiver with 214 catches ... 74 catches for 859 yards and seven touchdowns as a sophomore , 74 catches for 1,116 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior and 66 receptions for 1,049 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior ... also ran track, earning three letters ... honor roll student ... son of Delshawn McClellon Sr. and Edna Thomas ... three sisters, one brother and a stepsister and stepbrother ... born Sept. 4, 1994.

Moana Ofahengaue, Westlake HS, 6-3, 205, DE.

First-team all-state ... selected to play in the International Bowl on Feb. 1 (signing day) in Austin, Texas, for the 2012 U.S. Under-19 National Team, assembled by USA Football ... played in the inaugural U.S. Marine Corps Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl on Jan. 3, 2012 ... 78 tackles and seven sacks his senior season ... Westlake High (Utah) team captain ... son of Tevita and Carey Ofahengaue ... father played for BYU from 1997-2000 and was the 2001 Mr. Irrelevant (the 246th draft pick in 2001 by the Arizona Cardinals, he later tried out with Jacksonville) ... has two brothers and four sisters ... uncle is Utah defensive coordinator Kalani Sitake ... name is pronounced mo-ah-na oh-fah-hang-ow-way ... born Sept. 16, 1993 in Hauula, Hawaii.

Tenny Palepoi, Snow College, 6-2, 295, DL.

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