Utah State Aggie football's official 2013 signing day roster
High School: Played in just three games as a prep senior at Logan (Utah) High School and was 2 of 2 on field goals with a long of 49 yards and 7 of 9 on extra points. ... Punted seven times for an average of 38.29 yards with a long of 53 yards. ... Also had four catches for 51 yards and one touchdown. ... A 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl Nominee and USA U-19 Team Nominee. ... Earned first-team all-state and first-team all-region honors during his junior year as he helped Logan HS win the 4A state championship. ... Was 10 of 12 on field goals as a junior with a career long of 51 yards as he was also named to the all-valley team. ... Earned first-team all-region and all-valley honors during his sophomore season after making 6 of 9 field goals with a long of 49 yards. ... Was 5 for 5 on field goals during his freshman year with a long of 35 yards. ... During his four-year prep career, he never missed a field goal inside 40 yards. ... Also earned all-valley and all-region honors during his junior year on the Grizzlies' baseball team playing first base and pitcher. ... Was also an all-valley baseball player as a sophomore.
Personal: Born Sept. 7, 1994. ... One of three children of Brian and Christi Thompson. ... Older brother, Josh, is a junior place kicker for the Aggies. ... Plans on majoring in business at Utah State.
Head Coach Matt Wells on Jake Thompson: "Jake has a very strong leg and has the talent and ability to kick off, punt and place kick, and brings athleticism to that position."
6-3, 220-pound linebacker from Gunnison, Utah (Gunnison High School)
High School: Earned first-team all-state and all-region honors as a prep senior at Gunnison Valley (Utah) High School as he recorded 80 tackles, 4.0 sacks and recovered two fumbles. ... Recorded double-digit tackles in four games, including a career-high 16 against Beaver HS. ... Also blocked two punts. ... Rushed for 626 yards on 100 carries with six touchdowns and had two 100-yard rushing games, including a career-high 181 yards on 19 carries (9.53 ypc) against American Leadership Academy. ... Also had four receptions for 36 yards during the season. ... Earned first-team all-state and all-region honors during his junior season after recording 88 tackles, 4.0 sacks, four fumble recoveries and one interception in just nine games. ... Also rushed for 517 yards and three touchdowns, while adding 389 receiving yards and four more touchdowns. ... Earned first-team all-region and second-team all-state honors as a sophomore as he had 105 tackles. ... Was a two-way starter in each of his final three years at linebacker and running back. ... Was named the National Underclassmen Football Combine MVP in 2011. ... Is the first Division I football player ever from Gunnison Valley HS. ... Is also a four-year letterwinner in both baseball and basketball. ... A member of the honor roll.
Personal: Born Aug. 26, 1994. ... One of three sons of Fred and Christine Harris. ... Plans on serving a two-year LDS Church mission before enrolling at Utah State. ... Undecided on a college major. ... Was also recruited by UNLV.
Head Coach Matt Wells on Braden Harris: "Braden is a tough, strong and hard-nosed linebacker that has a knack for finding the football."
6-3, 245-pound defensive lineman from Logan, Utah (Logan High School)
High School: Earned first-team all-state honors as a prep junior and was the Region 5 Defensive Line MVP as he accumulated 94 tackles (32 solo, 62 assists) and 3.0 sacks, while forcing three fumbles and recovering one in helping Logan HS win the 4A state championship. ... Was the top tackler in 4A among all defensive linemen. ... Earned first-team all-region honors as a sophomore and was an all-valley selection as both a sophomore and junior. ... Also lettered four years in lacrosse. ... A member of the honor roll. ... Did not play during his senior season due to injury.
Personal: Born Nov. 28, 1994. ... One of four children of Roger and Mindy Andersen. ... Plans on serving a two-year LDS Church mission before enrolling at Utah State. ... Wants to major in pre-medicine.
Head Coach Matt Wells on Caden Andersen: "Caden is a tough, interior defensive lineman, who should contribute immediately once he returns from his LDS Church mission."
6-6, 262-pound offensive lineman from St. George, Utah (Pine View High School)
High School: Earned second-team all-state honors as a prep senior at Pine View High School in St. George, Utah. ... Was part of an offensive line that helped the Panthers average 29.0 points per game in 2012, while producing 248.5 passing yards and 140.5 rushing yards per game. ... Earned first-team all-region honors as both a sophomore and junior as he was a three-year starter on the offensive line. ... Also played basketball for Pine View HS.
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