Aggie Recruits: Utah State football signees 2014 (+video, player bios)

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 5 2014 4:05 p.m. MST

Utah State Aggies head coach Matt Wells walks the sidelines during warmups for the Poinsettia Bowl in San Diego Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

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LOGAN — Utah State coach Matt Well's second recruiting class officially took shape Wednesday on National Letter of Intent signing day.

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

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

Early signees

SIUA TAUFA: DE, 6-3, 265, Diablo Valley (Calif.) College


Earned California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) All-Mid-Empire Conference first-team honors in the Northern California Football Association (NCFA) at defensive end as a freshman at Diablo Valley Community College in Pleasant Hill, Calif. … Recorded 62 total tackles, 27.0 tackles for loss, 11.5 sacks, one interception and one forced fumble.

CHASE CHRISTIANSEN: LB, 6-2, 210, Stansbury High School


Was named the Region 11 and North Region 3AA Most Valuable Player and earned Utah Class 3AA first-team all-state honors from both the Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News as a prep junior.

IAN TOGIAI: LB, 6-2, 210, Hunter High School


Recorded 5.0 sacks at linebacker during his senior season in 2012 at Hunter High School.

JOHN TAYLOR: DE, 6-3, 265, Riverside (Calif.) College


Earned California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) all-Central Conference second-team honors in the Southern California Football Association (SCFA) as a defensive end … Recorded 37 total tackles as a sophomore at Riverside City College. … Led the team with 7.5 sacks and 11.5 tackles for loss, to go along with two fumble recoveries.

Signing Day

EDMUND FAIMALO: DE, 6-3, 290, Riverside (Calif.) College


Earned California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) first-team all-state, first-team all-Region IV and first-team all-Central Conference honors in the Southern California Football Association (SCFA) as a sophomore at Riverside (Calif.) City College as he recorded 27 tackles (10-solo, 17-assist) during the season, including 1.5 tackles for loss, to go along with two fumble recoveries and one quarterback hurry … played his freshman season at Sacramento State (FCS).

CHRIS UNGA: DT, 6-1, 265, Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) High School


Named the Inland Valley's Defensive Most Valuable Player and was a California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) and all-Baseline League first-team selection as a linebacker as a prep senior at Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) High School … Recorded 50 total tackles as part of five ackles for loss and four sacks.

JOE TUKUAFU: TE, 6-4, 240, East High School


Earned Utah Class 4A first-team all-state honors at wide receiver by the Deseret News and honorable mention all-state honors by the Salt Lake Tribune as a prep senior at East High School … Caught 37 passes for 706 yards with eight touchdowns.

LANDON HORNE: TE, 6-3, 240, Snow College


Had 39 catches for 406 yards (10.4 ypr) with five touchdowns during his freshman season at Snow College, leading the team in each category.

PRESTON CURTIS: RB, 5-11, 185, East High School


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