Cougar Recruits: BYU football signees 2014 (+video, player bios)

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 5 2014 2:20 p.m. MST

Brigham Young Cougars head coach Bronco Mendenhall celebrates a touchdown against Texas in Provo Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

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PROVO — BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall's 10th recruiting class officially took shape Wednesday on National Letter of Intent signing day.

Recruits began faxing in their national letters of intent Wednesday morning.

Mendenhall held a news conference at 1 p.m. to discuss the players who have signed with the Cougars. The replay of the news conference can be watched at BYUtv Sports.

The following athletes signed letters of intent with BYU Wednesday — player bios provided by the BYU athletic department.

BYU's list of signees Wednesday morning:

Early signees

MICHAEL SHELTON: DB, 5-8, 170, Wakefield (N.C.) High School

Three star prospect by ESPN.com … No. 86 rated cornerback in the nation by ESPN.com … played both receiver and cornerback while helping Wakefield earn an 11-2 record and advance into the state playoffs … recorded a 4.43 time in the 40-yard dash and a vertical leap of 38 inches … made a team-high three interceptions on defense while adding 20 receptions for 277 yards on the offensive side of scrimmage in 2013 … averaged 13.9 yards per catch while scoring four touchdowns among his 20 catches … also recruited by Auburn … enrolled at BYU in January.

NICK KURTZ: WR, 6-6, 205, Grossmont (Calif.) College

Four-star JC prospect by Rivals.com is one of the nations most sought-after JC players … No. 4 receiver prospect and No. 22 overall JC player in the country according to Rivals.com … with 4.5 speed and exceptional size, produced 1,301 yards and 18 touchdowns for Grossmonts passing attack the past two seasons … recorded six multi-touchdown games, including two three-TD outings, while totaling more than 100 yards on four occasions, including a single-game high of 174 yards … averaged nearly 15 yards per catch while amassing 87 receptions overall … contributed 67.1 receiving yards per game as a sophomore in 2013 to ranked No. 6 in the Southern California Football Associations Southern Conference … named first team all-conference both seasons at Grossmont … enrolled in January at BYU as a junior with three years to complete his two remaining seasons of eligibility … Chose BYU among more than a dozen offers from programs including USC, Oregon and LSU.

Signing Day

FRED WARNER: LB, 6-3, 210, Mission Hills (Calif.) High School

Four star prospect by Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN.com … two-year letterman is No. 15-rated outside linebacker in the nation by Rivals.com and No. 25 overall prospect from California … No. 27 outside linebacker in the nation by Scout.com … rated No. 26 outside linebacker by 247Sports and the No. 32 prospect overall from California … named All-California First Team by USA Today … named Cal-Hi Sports All-State First Team … as a senior, helped lead Mission Hills High School to a No. 9 ranking by MaxPreps in Southern California, compiling a 12-2 record and the San Diego Section Open Division title to advance to the Division I Regional Bowl … Despite not playing full games in five of 10 regular-season contests, Warner recorded 90 tackles, 24 tackles for loss, 13 sacks, nine quarterback hurries, two interceptions, four pass breakups, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovering and one defensive touchdown while also blocking three punts and one kick … recruited by Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, California, Nebraska, New Mexico State, USC, Utah, Washington, Washington State.

CHANDON HERRING: OL, 6-7, 270, Perry (Ariz.) High School

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