Signing day: Biographies of 2012 Utah State Aggies football recruiting class

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 1 2012 10:00 a.m. MST

Quarterback DJ Nelson #12 ,right, is tackled by Bountiful's #3 Rylee Gautaval on a run up the middle of the defence as Logan and Bountiful play Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 in the 4A semifinal game at Rice Eccles stadium in Salt Lake City. Logan won 59-30.

Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

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The fax machine at Utah State is humming as the Aggies have started receiving their letters of intent from around the country. Head coach Gary Andersen is expected to have one of his best recruiting classes in his tenure at Utah State and a class that is ranked near the top of the WAC.

This list will be updated throughout the day, but here's who have already signed on the dotted line:

Andrew Chen

Offensive Tackle

6-3 245

West Hills, Calif.

Chaminade College Prep

Played left tackle at Chaminade High School in West Hills, Calif… Named lineman of the week nine times his senior year… A two-time first-team all-league selection… Also a two-time Los Angeles Daily News all-area team honoree… Earned CHS’s Lineman of the Week honors a total of 16 times in career, nine times in senior season after seven as a junior... Also a two-year letterwinner in shot put in high school.

Personal: Born Feb. 19, 1994… Son of Chase Chen and Elise Backus… Plans to major in communications at Utah State... Chose USU because of the comfortable atmosphere, great academics and the up-and-coming status of the football team.

Marquan Ellison


5-11 170

Milwaukee, Wisc.

Bradley Tech HS

High School: Played cornerback, quarterback and wide receiver at Bradley Tech High School in Milwaukee, Wisc... Earned second-team all-conference honors... Registered 75 tackles with one interception... Posted 109 receptions for 666 yards (6.1 ypc) with 12 TD’s, while passing for 599 yards on 33-of-90 passing with five TD’s... Helped the Trojans to the city championship in junior season... Also a four-year letterwinner in track & field.

Personal: Born Sept. 24, 1992... Son of Marcus Ellison and Frenice Johnson... Has one sister... Undecided on an intended major at Utah State... Chose USU because of academics and the football program’s up-and-coming status.

Devonta Glover-Wright


6-0 170

Mableton, Ga.

Campbell HS/Eastern Arizona CC (JR)

Junior College: Played quarterback and wide receiver at Eastern Arizona CC as a sophomore, helping the Gila Monsters to a runner-up finish in the Top of the Mountains Bowl, ending with an 8-4 record... Played at Highland CC as a freshman... For his career he was 4-of-8 passing for 158 yards (39.5 ypc) with two TD’s... Added 96 carries for 684 yards (7.1 ypc) with one TD... Also had 20 catches for 461 yards (23.1 ypc) with four TDs ... Added nine kick returns for 243 yards (27.0 ypr) with one return for a 98-yard TD.

High School: Was a three-year letterwinner playing quarterback, wide receiver and safety at Campbell High School in Smyrna, Ga... Earned all-county honors... Helped the Spartans to the playoffs in two seasons.

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