Personal: Born Nov. 4, 1994. .... One of three children of Kevin and Shellee Boyer. ... His dad was an offensive lineman at Dixie State and Southern Utah. ... His older brother, K.J., is currently a sophomore at Dixie State playing on the defensive line. ... Both his uncle and grandfather went to Utah State. ... Plans on majoring in exercise science at Utah State.
Head Coach Matt Wells on Cody Boyer: "Cody is a tall, long and athletic offensive lineman that plays with great toughness."
6-5, 245-pound tight end from from Tualatin, Ore. (Horizon Christian High School)
High School: Earned second-team all-state honors as he accounted for 41 total touchdowns as a prep senior at Horizon Christian High School in Tualatin, Ore., as he passed for nearly 2,500 yards and rushed for 900 yards . ... Earned first-team all-state honors during his junior season as he was 154-of-265 passing for 2,054 yards with 18 touchdowns and six interceptions. ... Also rushed for 692 yards on 163 carries with five touchdowns as a junior. ... Was also an all-state basketball player during his sophomore and junior seasons. ... Is a member of the National Honor Society and leader for Fellowship of Christian Athletes. ... Named Horizon Christian HS Spanish Student of the Year as a freshman. ... Is the first athlete from his high school to sign a Division I scholarship in any sport.
Personal: Born June 21, 1994. ... One of three children of Bill and Susie Houston. ... Dad played tight end at Air Force. ... Great uncle, David Sawyer, played basketball at Pittsburgh. ... Grandfather played minor league baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates organization. ... Undecided on a college major. ... Was also recruited by Oregon State and Washington State.
Head Coach Matt Wells on Wyatt Houston: "Wyatt is a really good athlete that played football, basketball and baseball in high school. He has great hands and ball skills, and we look forward to his development as he transitions to the tight end position."
5-11, 205-pound running back from San Ramon, Calif. (California High School)
High School: Earned first-team all-East Bay Athletic League honors as a running back during his senior season at California High School in San Ramon, Calif., as he rushed for 1,301 yards on 150 carries (108.4 ypg) and 20 touchdowns. ... Overall, he accounted for 25 touchdowns and had 2,000 all-purpose yards as a prep senior as he also earned second-team all-metro accolades as a utility player. ... Was named the Peter Villa Award winner, which is annually given to the top football player in the district. ... Named his team's MVP as he helped the Grizzlies to a 10-3 record as they advanced to the semifinals of the state playoffs. ... Competed in track and field as well running the 100 and 200 meters, along with the 4x100 meter relay and long jump. ... Won the sectional championship in both the long jump and 4x100 relay during his sophomore year and earned all-league honors in the long jump.
Personal: Born Aug. 30, 1995. ... One of two sons of Chris and Alexis Johnson. ... Father played basketball at Saint Mary's. ... Uncle, Craig Johnson, played basketball at Santa Clara. ... Plans on majoring in criminal justice at Utah State. ... Was also recruited by California, Cal Poly and Colorado State. ... First name is pronounced Care-is.
Head Coach Matt Wells on Karris Johnson: "Karris is a tough, physical, downhill runner with breakaway speed. He does a great job catching the football out of the backfield and has a knack for getting past the initial tackler."
5-11, 185-pound cornerback from Chandler, Ariz. (Mesa Community College)
Junior College: Earned second-team all-Arizona Community College Athletic Conference honors as a sophomore at Mesa Community College in Mesa, Ariz., as he helped the Thunderbirds to an appearance in the Valley of the Sun Bowl. ... Finished his sophomore season second on the team with four interceptions and 10th in tackles with 40 (32 solo, eight assisted). ... Also had 11 pass breakups, which ranked second on the team, and returned a fumble 40 yards. .... Spent his freshman season at Scottsdale (Ariz.) Community College.
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