BYU, Utah, Utah State football: Rundown of players that have committed to Cougars, Utes and Aggies

Published: Saturday, Feb. 1 2014 3:20 p.m. MST

Pleasant Grove's Jeremiah Evans and Zac Dawe celebrate their 26-23 win over American Fork at Pleasant Grove High School in Pleasant Grove on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013.

Kristin Murphy, Deseret News


Devon Blackmon, 6-1, 185, WR, Fontana, Calif.: Blackmon originally signed with Oregon out of high school before transferring to Riverside Community College.

Matt Bushman, 6-5, 230, TE, Tucson, Ariz.: Bushman was recently named a Parade All-American after starring for Sabino High School.

Austin Chambers, 6-5, 285, OL, Shawnee Mission, Kan.: Chambers plans on serving an LDS mission before enrolling.

Tyler Cook, 6-3, 220, LB, Murrieta, Calif.: Cook was offered scholarships by multiple top Pac-12 programs before committing to the Cougars. He'll play outside linebacker.

Zac Dawe, 6-4, 260, DL, Pleasant Grove: Dawe is a state champion wrestler and will likely play nose tackle for the Cougars.

Trey Dye, 5-11, 175, WR, Cooper, Texas: Dye is the son of former BYU star kick returner James Dye.

Kavika Fonua, 6-0, 200, DB, Syracuse: Fonua chose the Cougars over offers from both Utah and Utah State.

Teancum Fuga, 6-2, 320, DL, Huntington Beach, Calif.: Fuga is the younger brother of former Cougar Romney Fuga.

Jaterrius Gulley, 6-3, 320, DL, Hoover, Ala: Gulley will look to compete immediately at the nose tackle position.

Chandon Herring, 6-7, 260, OL, Gilbert, Ariz.: Herring will serve an LDS mission before enrolling.

Isaiah Kaufusi, 6-2, 182, LB, Sandy: Kaufusi is the nephew of BYU defensive line coach Steve Kaufusi

Tejan Koroma, 6-0, 250, OL, Allen, Texas: Koroma was an all-state performer playing at center for powerhouse Allen High School

Nick Kurtz, 6-6, 205, WR, El Cajon, Calif.: Kurtz is already enrolled at BYU and will likely compete immediately for a spot at wide receiver.

Uriah Leiataua, 6-3, 245, DE, Compton, Calif.: Leiataua originally committed to Stanford before opting for the Cougars late in the process.

Jordan Leslie, 6-3, 210, WR, Houston, Texas: Leslie is a transfer from UTEP where he was coached by current BYU WR coach Guy Holliday.

Earl Mariner, 6-4, 300, DL, Topeka, Kan.: Mariner will work to add depth at the nose tackle position.

Isaiah Nacua, 6-3, 250, DE/LB, Provo: Nacua held offers from Utah and multiple Pac-12 programs and will serve a mission before enrolling.

Michael Shelton, 5-8, 170, CB, Raleigh, N.C.: Shelton hopes to compete immediately for a spot at cornerback.

Sione Takitaki: 6-4, 240, DL, Menifee, Calif.: Takitaki committed to the Cougars over offers from Wisconsin, Arizona and Washington State, among other programs.

Fred Warner, 6-3, 210, LB, San Marcos, Calif.: Warner has received a lot of late interest, particularly from USC, but is expected to sign with the Cougars.


Jackson Barton, 6-6, 275, OL, Sandy: Barton is considered one of the country's top offensive line prospects.

Tevin Carter, 6-1, 213, DB, Los Angeles: Carter is a JC transfer from LA Soutwest College.

Kyle Christiansen, 6-3, 315, OL, Hyrum: Christiansen plans on serving an LDS mission before enrolling at Utah.

Kaelin Clay, 6-0, 190, WR, Walnut, Calif.: Clay is a junior college transfer and chose Utah over offers from Boise State, Cal and Oregon State.

Amone Finau, 6-3, 190, RB, Kearns: Finau is a speedster who was one of the more exciting running backs in the state this past season.

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