Signing day: Biographies of 2012 Utah Utes football recruiting class

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

2011 NJCAA second-team All-American ... two-time all-conference (first-team WSFL in 2011) ... Snow College team captain ... 49 total tackles, 10 tackles for loss, two sacks and a fumble recovery last season ... Snow won the Top of the Mountain Bowl in 2010 and 2011 and was the conference co-champion in 2010 ... first-team all-state in 2008 as a senior at Skyline High (Utah) and honorable mention all-state in 2007 ... all-region as a junior and senior ... 65 tackles and 10 sacks in 2008 ... Skyline team captain ... brother Anton Palepoi played at UNLV and had a five-year NFL career with the Seahawks, Broncos and Cardinals ... son of Tony and Tutaga Palepoi ... father played for the Samoan Rugby Team ... one of 14 children ... has a child (Taytum Ianeta Palepoi) ... last name is pronounced pah-lay-poy ... born Dec. 19, 1990.

Reginald Porter, Amite (La.) HS, 6-1, 190, DB.

Three-time all-state defensive back also made the all-state team as a quarterback in 2011 ... also three-time all-district defensive back and 2011 all-district quarterback ... District 8-3A MVP at quarterback ... led a defense that allowed just 5.9 points per game and recorded six shutouts his senior year ...46 tackles and six interceptions ... led Amite High (La.) to the 2011 3A state championship game ... Amite won three district championships .... also lettered three years in track ... son of Reginald Porter Sr. and Jokelia Richardson ... father played football for Southern University ... one brother and one sister ... full name is Reginald Porter Jr. ... born July 13, 1994.

Nua Poteki, Brighton HS, 6-4, 280, OL.

Plans to serve a church mission before joining the Utes ... earned four letters in football, two in basketball and one in wrestling at Brighton High School (Utah) ... son of Taufui and Leila Poteki ... has two brothers and four sisters ... first cousin of Oregon defensive tackle Ricky Heimuli ... full name is Langafonua Tuineau Poteki and he goes by Nui ... name is pronounced new-a po-teckee ... born Aug. 23, 1993.

Jeremiah Poutasi, Desert Pines (Nev.) HS, 6-5, 322, OL.

Class A first-team all-state and ESPNHS first-team all-state ... All-Sunset Region ... first-team All-Northeast League ... four-star recruit and 10th-rated offensive guard by Rivals.com ... named the top offensive lineman in the 2012 Offense-Defense All-America Game in Dallas ... Desert Pines High (Nev.) team captain ... set school bench press record ... earned three letters in football, one in track and field and one in bowling ... son of Samuelu and Oloka Poutasi ... three brothers and one sister ... cousin Paul Fanaika plays for the Seattle Seahawks ... full name is Cedrick Jeremiah Poutasi (pronounced po-tah-see) ... born Aug. 7, 1994 in California.

Marc Pouvave, Southwestern (Calif.) College, 6-4, 336, OL.

Region V All-America Community College Football team (first-team all-California) ... two-time first-team all-conference ... captained Southwestern Community College in both 2010 and 2011 ... lettered three years in football and golf at Monte Visto High School (Calif.) ... son of Asa and Lisa Pouvave ... two brothers ... cousin Justin Utopo plays football at Notre Dame ... enjoys engineering, race cars and cooking ... full name is Marc Leui Pouvave (pronounced po-vah-vay) ... born Dec. 9, 1990.

Junior Salt, Mount San Antonio (Calif.) College, , 6-3, 340, OL.

Made the 2011 first-team All-America Community College Football team as an offensive guard ... 2010 and 2011 first-team All-California ... Rivals.com four-star recruit ... Rivals.com's 10th-rated JC prospect in 2012 as a DT ... Mt. SAC was the 2010 JC national champion and the 2011 national runner-up, and won the conference title in 2010 and 2011 ... redshirted at Mt. SAC in 2009 after returning from an LDS Church mission to Tonga ... prepped at Brighton High (Utah), where he played center and nose guard and was a first-team all-state OL as a senior in 2005 ... also an all-state wrestler for Brighton High, finishing third at state in the 275-pound weight class in 2006 ... played rugby for Highland High and acted in the 2008 rugby-themed movie Forever Strong ... son of Visesio and Moeata Salt ... has five brothers and two sisters ... full name is Visesio Salt Jr. ... born Jan. 1, 1988 in San Mateo Calif.

Pasoni Tasini, Baldwin (Hawaii) HS, 6-3, 240, DE.

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