BYU football's official class of 2013 roster (+video)

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 6 2013 7:30 a.m. MST

A four-star recruit on both Scout.com and Rivals.com … a three-year starter for Aloha HS that posted triple-digit pancakes and zero sacks allowed in three years … An All-State performer all four years of high school … rated No. 3 prospect in state of Oregon … No. 25 offensive tackle by Rivals.com and No. 16 guard by Scout.com … played in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl Game … helped Aloha to state title in 2010 … also recruited by Arizona State, Arkansas, Oregon State, Washington, Colorado, Hawai’i, Kansas, UCLA, USC and Utah.

Garrett England: Defensive Back
 6-4, 190,
 Salt Lake City
 Skyline HS

A 4A first-team All-State selection from the DesNews and second-team honoree from by the Salt Lake Tribune … Logged 43 tackles and one interception as a senior and rushed for 292 yards and five touchdowns in Skyline’s option attack … also recorded 34 receptions for 382 yards and five more scores … had two interceptions in 2011 … also played basketball at Skyline.

Merrill Taliauli: Defensive line 6-2, 305, Salt Lake City East HS

A three-star prospect from 247Sports … rated No. 40 defensive tackle in the nation and the No. 10 overall prospect in the state of Utah … participated at the All-Poly camp and was a force on the inside … named 4A first-team All-State on offensive line by Deseret News and Salt Lake Tribune … totaled 41 tackles and 2.5 sacks in prep career … also recruited by Arizona, Boise State, Hawai’i, Idaho, Utah State and Utah.

Sam Lee

Defensive back 
6-0, 180,
 Brandywine, Md.,
 College of the Canyons

A big physical corner with size and speed … posted one interception which he returned 67 yards to go along with 22 tackles in 2012 … part of a defensive secondary that allowed a completion percentage of just 54 percent and gave up just 193 yards in the air per game … Served an LDS mission to Atlanta … also recruited by Maryland, New Mexico and Texas State.

Talon Shumway: Wide Receiver
 6-3, 200
, Highland, Lone Peak HS

A three star athlete by Scout.com, 247Sports and Rivals.com … rated No. 4 overall prospect in Utah by 247Sports and No. 47 wide receiver in the country … ranked No. 9 overall state prospect by Rivals.com … a first-team All-State selection … caught 72 passes for 1,049 yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior … helped Lone Peak to a 5A state title in 2011 with 33 receptions for 459 yards … also plays basketball for Lone Peak … also recruited by Boise State, Oregon, UCLA, Utah State and Utah.

Rylee Gautavai
: Linebacker 
6-1, 200,
 Bountiful, Utah,
 Bountiful HS

A two-time first-team All-State honoree … led Bountiful with 117 tackles and 4.5 sacks in 2012 … had 122 tackles as a junior to go along with 2.5 sacks and two interceptions … posted 63 tackles and an interception as a sophomore … led Bountiful to 25 wins in three years.

Addison Pulsipher
: Offensive line
 6-6, 260,
 Temecula, Calf.,
 Temecula Valley HS

Totaled 15 tackles on the defensive line as a senior … named first-team All-Southwestern on offensive line and second-team All-Southwestern on defensive line … a three-star recruit by 247Sports and rated the No. 147 prospect in the state of California … brother, Adam, signed with BYU’s 2011 recruiting class … also recruited by Oregon, Colorado State, Missouri, Nebraska and Utah.

Chasen Andersen
: Linebacker
 6-0, 218,
 Logan, Utah,
 Logan HS

The son of former Utah State and current Wisconsin head coach Gary Andersen … a 4-A All-State honoree … named All-Valley MVP and All-Region MVP … led the state of Utah in tackles with 160 in 2012 and had three pass deflections and two fumble recoveries … rated No. 96 linebacker on Scout.com … also recruited by Utah State and Wisconsin.

Josh Carter
: Offensive line
 6-5, 290,
 Tucson, Ariz.,
 Eastern Arizona College

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