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

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

Paced UTEP with 44 receptions for 612 yards and 7 touchdown catches on 2-10 Miner team in 2013 … averaged 13.9 yards per catch with a long reception of 75 yards … earned All-Conference USA honorable mention and Phil Steele All-Conference USA Third Team honors … has compiled eight career 100-yard receiving games, tying for the eighth-most in UTEP history … ranks ninth in C-USA in receiving yards per game (51.0) and 58th nationally in receiving touchdowns … registered three consecutive showings this past season with 100 yards receiving … as a sophomore in 2012 being coached by current BYU receivers coach Guy Holliday, led the Miners in receptions (51), yards per catch (19.1), yards per game (81.1) and overall receiving yards (973) and ranked second on the squad in touchdown catches (6) … ranked fourth in Conference USA and 39th nationally with his 81.1 yard per game … set career highs for both single-game receptions (10) and yards (218) while becoming the sixth Miner with 200-plus receiving yards in a game at Tulsa … blocked a punt that was returned for a TD against UCF.

DEVON BLACKMON: WR, 6-1, 185, Riverside (Calif.) City College


Four-star JC prospect by ESPN.com who helped Riverside City College to a 10-2 record in 2013 after transferring from Oregon … is No. 4 rated JC receiver by ESPN.com and 27th on ESPNs JC50 list of top junior college prospects … No. 9 rated JC receiver in the nation by Rivals.com and 247Sports.com … rated as No. 14 overall prospect out of California by 247Sports.com … totaled 526 yards and 6 touchdowns on 29 receptions for the Tigers, averaging 18.1 yards per catch with long reception of 69 yards … added 265 on kick returns, averaging 29.4 yards per return … ran kick return back 98 yards for a touchdown … high school teammate of BYU running back Jamaal Williams at Summit High School in Fontana, Calif. … played in the 2011 Under Armour All-America game, producing one of the games top highlights with a 58-yard touchdown reception … also recruited by Arizona, California, Colorado, Fresno State, Illinois, Kansas State, Utah, Washington.

ISAIAH KAUFUSI: DB, 6-2, 175, Brighton High School


Three star recruit by ESPN.com and Scout.com … Deseret News and Salt Lake Tribune 5A All-State First Team selection … USA Today All-State First Team honoree … earned first-team All-Region accolades as both a junior and senior … No. 11 overall recruit from Utah and No. 99 rated outside linebacker in the nation by ESPN.com … helped Brighton HS to a 12-2 record in 2013 and No. 4 rating in Utah by MaxPreps … three-year starter at receiver and defensive back … recorded 92 tackles, 4 sacks and 3 interceptions as a senior and 39.5 tackles, 2 sacks and 4 interceptions as a junior … also averaged 18.5 yards per catch on offense in 2013, totaling 609 yards and 6 touchdowns on 33 receptions … recruited by Hawaii, Utah, Utah State.

MATT BUSHMAN: TE, 6-5, 215, Sabino (Ariz.) High School


Three star recruit by 247Sports.com, ESPN.com, Rivals.com and Scout.com … No. 14 rated tight end in the nation by ESPN.com … No. 10-rated tight end prospect in the West by Scout.com … No. 13 overall player from Arizona by ESPN.com and No. 18 overall player from Arizona by Rivals.com … MaxPreps 2013 Medium Schools All-America First Team … 2014 Parade Magazine All-America High School Team honorable mention … 24-7Football.com 2013 Arizona All-D3 Team … Arizona Republic Division III All-State Team … Arizona Football Coaches Association Top 25 and Division III All-State Team … Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl invitee … helped Sabino High School advance to state quarterfinals with 9-3 record and 5-0 league mark in 2013 … totaled 123 receptions for 2,891 yards and 42 touchdowns during high school career … made 63 catches for 1,583 yards and 26 touchdowns as a senior in 2013 … long reception went for 78 yards while averaging 25.13 yards per catch overall … totaled 27 TDs overall as a senior … two-sport athlete will also play college baseball with the Cougars … recruited by Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Colorado State, Duke, Nevada, Pennsylvania, San Diego State, Utah.

ZAC DAWE: DL, 6-4, 280, Pleasant Grove High School


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