Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
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.
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.
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
Earned Utah Class 4A first-team all-state honors at running back by the Deseret News and second-team all-state honors by the Salt Lake Tribune as a prep senior at East High School in Salt Lake City as he rushed for 1,042 yards on 87 carries (12.0 ypc) with 15 touchdowns as he helped lead the Leopards to a 13-1 record, losing in the 4A state championship game … Was also named the Region 6 Offensive Most Valuable Player as he had 15 receptions for 475 yards (31.7 ypr) with five touchdowns to go along with 56 total tackles and four interceptions during his senior season.
LOGAN RICE: OL, 6-6, 230, Logan High School
Earned Utah Class 4A second-team all-state honors on the offensive line by the Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News as a prep senior at Logan High School.
HUNTER SHARP: WR, 6-0, 190, Antelope Valley (Calif.) College
Earned California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) All-Pacific Division first team honors in the Southern California Football Association (SCFA) as a sophomore at Antelope Valley College … Had 49 receptions for 657 yards with six touchdowns … Returned 15 punts for 199 yards with two touchdowns.
MARCUS MOSELY: TE, 6-4, 205, Alonso (Fla.) High School
Caught 25 passes for 421 yards with five touchdowns as a prep senior at Alonso High School in Tampa, Fla. … Earned Florida Class 8A all-Hillsborough County honorable mention honors following his junior season.
DEVONTE ROBINSON: WR, 6-2, 185, Dodge City (Kan.) College
Earned Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference (KYCCC) second-team m honors as a sophomore at Dodge City (Kan.) Community College … had 33 receptions for 393 yards with three touchdowns … played at West Virginia during his freshman season, where he played in five games.
JALEN DAVIS: CB, 5-9, 165, Helix (Calif.) High School
Named the Grossmon-Hills League Defensive Player of the Year … recorded 45 total tackles.
JONTRELL ROCQUEMORE: SS, 6-2, 185, McKinney (Texas) High School
Earned Texas Class 5A all-District 11 first-team honors at safety following his senior season at McKinney (Texas) High School. … Recorded 74 total tackles, including 10.0 tackles for loss, to go along with four interceptions and three forced fumbles as he was named his team's Defensive MVP.
DEREK HASTINGS: TE, 6-3, 250, Lehi High School
Earned Utah Class 5A first-team all-state honors as a defensive end from the Salt Lake Tribune and second-team honors from the Deseret News … named the Region 4 Defensive Most Valuable Player as a prep senior … as a junior, he rushed for 489 yards on 107 carries with four touchdowns.
ADEWALE ADEOYE: LB, 6-4, 235, Ritenour (Mo.) High School
Earned Missouri Class 6A first-team all-state honors honors at linebacker as a prep senior at Ritenour High School in St. Louis, Mo. … Recorded 81 total tackles to go along with 12.0 sacks and two fumble recoveries during the season. … Was named the Defensive Lineman of the Year in the Suburban North Conference and a second-team all-Metro selection as a junior in 2012 after recording 79 total tackles, including 18 sacks and two fumble recoveries.
JUSTEN HERVEY: RB, 5-10, 180, West Brook (Texas) High School
Earned Texas all-District 21-5A first-team honors during his sophomore, junior and senior seasons at Westbrook High School in Beaumont, Texas … Was named to the Class 5A honorable mention all-state Elite Team by the Texas Associated Press Sports Editors as a prep senior … carried the ball 204 times for 1,573 yards with 19 touchdowns.
AARON WADE: FS, 6-2, 188, Riverview (Fla.) High School
Recorded 16 total tackles and defended three passes as a prep senior at Newsome High School in Lithia, Fla. … Earned Florida Class 8A all-District 6 first-team honors following his junior season as he recorded 77 total tackles to go along with three interceptions, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble … Also caught 15 passes for 255 yards (17.0 ypr) with two touchdowns and had four carries for 48 yards (12.0 ypc) with one touchdown.
BARON GAJKOWSKI: QB, 6-3, 207, Lone Peak High School
Was named the Utah Valley Offensive Most Valuable Player by the Daily Herald as a quarterback as a prep senior at Lone Peak … completed 146-of-258 passing for 2,041 yards, 13 touchdowns and 15 interceptions … earned Utah Class 4A honorable mention all-state honors from the Deseret News … rushed for 1,516 yards on 212 carries (126.3 ypg/7.2 ypc) with 22 touchdowns and had seven 100-yard rushing games, including a career-best 237 yards.
DESHANE HINES: CB, 5-10, 180, College of San Mateo (Calif.)
Earned California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) All-North Division first-team honors in the Northern California Football Association (NCFA) at cornerback as a sophomore … re recorded 34 total tackles, including 2.0 tackles for loss, to go along with four pass breakups.
LAJUAN HUNT: RB, 5-9, 188, University (Fla.) High School
Earned Florida Class 4A second-team all-state honors at running back as a prep senior at University High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. … rushed for 377 yards on 49 carries with nine touchdowns, to go along with 19 receptions for 338 yards and four touchdowns.
KENT MYERS: QB, 6-0, 171, Sachse (Texas) High School
Named the Texas Class 5A District 11 Most Valuable Player at quarterback as a prep senior at Sachse (Texas) High School … Completed 243-of-344 passes for 3,522 yards with 42 touchdowns and just five interceptions … rushed for 559 yards and 10 touchdowns.
MOHELIKA UASIKE: NG, 6-3, 295, LD Bell (Texas) High School
Earned Texas Class 5A Region I All-District 6 first-team honors as a defensive lineman as both a junior and senior at L.D. Bell High School in Hurst, Texas … Finalist for Most Valuable Player honors in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex during his senior year … recorded 58 total tackles, including 11 tackles for loss and six sacks.
SUNIA TAUTEOLI: LB, 6-0, 225, Snow College
Earned Western States Football League first-team honors as a freshman linebacker at Snow College … Recorded 92 total tackles, three sacks, two fumble recoveries and one interception.
GASETOTO SCHUSTER: NG, 6-2, 270, Long Beach Poly (Calif.) High School
Named the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) All-Moore League Offensive Lineman of the Year by the Orange County Register as a prep senior … Also earned first-team all-CIF Southern Section honors as a defensive lineman.
DEMYTRICK ALI'IFUA: OL, 6-3, 280, San Leandro (Calif.) High School
Earned California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) all-Foothill League first-team honors as both an offensive and defensive lineman as a prep senior at San Leandro (Calif.), as he recorded 31 pancake blocks on offense and notched 19 total tackles (13-solo, 6-assist) on defense, to go along with two quarterback hurries … Helped San Leandro HS to a Foothill League Championship during his senior season after posting a 5-0 record as the Pirates averaged 209.5 rushing yards and scored 52 total touchdowns … Played in the Polynesian All-American Bowl.
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