PROVO — BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall's ninth recruiting class officially took shape early Wednesday on National Letter of Intent signing day.
Recruits began faxing in their national letters of intent Wednesday morning.
Mendenhall will hold a news conference at noon to discuss the players who have signed with the Cougars. The news conference can be watched live at BYUtv.
Edward Fusi: Offensive line 6-1, 285, Corona, Calif., Mt. San Antonio Community College
A first-team All-Conference selection in the North Central Conference helped lead San Antonio to a 11-1 season record, including 6-0 in conference played in the Southern California Championship Game in 2012 part of an offensive unit that averaged 421.5 total yards and 34.6 yards per game also recruited by Alabama, Mississippi, Oregon State and UCLA.
Michael Davis: Wide receiver 6-2, 180, Glendale, Calif., Glendale HS
A first-team All-Pacific League wide receiver as a senior, had 33 catches, 409 yards and three touchdowns, rushed 39 times for 258 yards and two scores, and returned 13 kicks for 394 yards, including a 99-yard return caught 52 passes for 857 yards and seven touchdowns and returned two kickoffs for touchdowns in 2011 played defensive back for Glendale, recording 45 tackles as a senior also ran the 100-meters in 10.67 seconds and 200-meters in 21.4 seconds and finished seventh at the California state championship also recruited by Hawai’i, Iowa State, New Mexico State, Oregon, San Diego State and USC.
Kaimana Nacua: Linebacker 6-2, 205, Henderson, Nev., Liberty HS
A first-team All-State selection on defense as a senior recorded 57 tackles and two interceptions also played as an option quarterback in high school threw for 1,128 yards and nine scores while rushing for 758 yards and 16 touchdowns also caught 11 passes for 333 yards as a senior passed for 1,538 yards and 14 touchdowns and rushed for 540 yards and six touchdowns in 2011 totaled 21 tackles as a junior with three interceptions led the Patriots to a 11-2 record in each of his sophomore, junior and senior seasons also recruited by Nevada, UNLV, Northern Arizona and North Dakota.
Johnny Tapusoa: Defensive back 5-10, 195, Laie, Hawai’i Kahuku HS
Named the All-Poly Camp MVP rated No. 6 overall prospect in state of Hawai’i from 247Sports and No. 88 safety in the nation led Kahuku to a 2012 state title two-time first-team all-league of the Oahu Red East league named to MaxPreps 2012 Preseason All-State team also recruited by Colorado, Arizona State and San Diego State.
Kalolo Utu: Defensive line, 6-2, 285, Upolu, Samoa, Compton Community College
A three-star recruit from Scout.com recorded nine tackles and one tackle for loss along with one interception in 2008 a graduate of Dominguez High School recorded eight sacks as a senior and four sacks as a junior served LDS mission to Las Vegas.
Nathan DeBeikes: Linebacker 6-2, 196, Thousand Oaks, Calif., Thousand Oaks HS
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