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

Published: Thursday, July 30 2015 8:08 p.m. MDT

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) 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)

BYU

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.

East High's Preston Curtis stiff arms Highalnd's Adam Webber whole looking for room off tackle during a game at Talley Stevens Stadium on Friday, September 20, 2013.  (Matt Gade, Deseret News) East High's Preston Curtis stiff arms Highalnd's Adam Webber whole looking for room off tackle during a game at Talley Stevens Stadium on Friday, September 20, 2013. (Matt Gade, Deseret News)

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

Jackson Barton as Brighton High School defeats Jordan High School 44-20 as they play in the 5A State High School football semi-final Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 in Salt Lake City.   (Tom Smart, Deseret News) Jackson Barton as Brighton High School defeats Jordan High School 44-20 as they play in the 5A State High School football semi-final Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 in Salt Lake City. (Tom Smart, Deseret News)

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.

Utah

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.

Andre Godfrey, 6-0, 180, DB, Miramar, Fla.: Godfrey is considered one of the Ute's top commits and will play safety.

Allan Havili, 6-4, 270, DL, Tooele: Havili committed early to Utah and had offers from such schools as Oklahoma and Wisconsin.

Travonne Hobbs, 5-11, 178, CB, New Orleans, La.: Hobbs had multimple Pac-12 and Big 12 offers before choosing Utah.

Casey Hughes, 6-1, 190, DB, North Las Vegas, Nev.: Hughes adds considerably to an already impressive defensive back class for the Utes.

Donovan Isom, 6-4, 235, QB, Destrehan, La.: Isom is the lone quarterback signee for the Utes this year.

Thor Katoa, 6-2, 220, LB, St. George: Katoa was a standout outside linebacker for state runner-up Pine View last season.

Dacorius "DJ" Law, 5-10, 182, RB, Haines, Fla.: Law chose the Utes after strongly considering an offer from Ole Miss, among other programs.

Lowell Lotulelei, 6-3, 310, DL, South Jordan: Lotulelei is back from his LDS mission service and looks to make an immediate impact at defensive tackle.

Howard Pututau, 6-3, 230, DL, Salt Lake City: Pututau starred for Cottonwood and will add considerably to an already impressive in-state class for the Utes.

Monte Seabrook, 5-11, 180, DB, Newberry, Fla.: Utah's second defensive back commitment from the state of Florida.

Raelin Singleton, 6-5, 185, WR, Crosby, Texas: Singleton chose Utah over such schools as Houston, Colorado State and San Diego State.

Pasoni Tasini, 6-3, 260, DL, Ephraim: Tasisni starred for Snow last year and will look to make an immediate impact.

Pita Tonga, 6-2, 270, DL, Salt Lake City: Tonga starred for Highland High last year and dreamed of being a Ute since he was young.

Marcus Williams, 6-0, 178, WR, Corona, Calif.: The speedster chose Utah over offers from Boise State and San Diego State.

Tavaris Williams, 5-11, 175, athlete, Fort White, Fla.: Utah scored some big talent in Florida, largely due to assistant coach Dennis Erickson's efforts.

Donovan Wilson, 6-1, 175, DB, Shreveport, La.: Wilson chose Utah over offers from TCU and Southern Miss, among other programs.

Kenric Young, 6-2, 180, WR, Gainesville, Fla.: Young claimed more than 30 offers at the time of his commitment.

Utah State

Adewale Adeoye OLB, 6-4, 235, St. Louis, Mo.: Adeoye tallied 82 tackles and 12 sacks his senior season and held an offer from New Mexico.

Demytrick Ali’ifua, 6-3, 280, G, San Leandro, Calif.: Brother of Aggie defensive lineman Ricky Ali’ifua.

Chase Christiansen, 6-1, 205, athlete, Tooele: Played both quarterback and linebacker for Stansbury High.

Preston Curtis, 5-11, 185, S, Salt Lake City: Had 56 tackles for East High as a defensive back and also collected 20 touchdowns as a versatile running back.

Jalen Davis, 5-9, 165, CB, La Mesa, Calif.: Lightning-quick athlete attended Helix High School, the same school that produced Reggie Bush and Alex Smith.

Edmund Faimalo, 6-3, 290, DL, Redlands, Calif.: Faimalo is a junior college transfer from Riverside Community College.

Baron Gajkowski, 6-2, 210, athlete, Highland: Lone Peak quarterback is expected to transition to the defensive side of the ball at USU.

Daniel Grey, 5-11, 180, CB, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.: Transfer from Tennessee sat out the 2013 season. High school teammate of USU's Travis Reynolds and Bruce Natson.

Derek Hastings, 6-4, 250, OL, Lehi: Did a little bit of everything for Lehi High School. Could end up on either side of the ball.

Justin Hervey, 5-9, 180, RB, Beaumont, Tex.: Hervey Earned Texas all-District 21-5A first-team honors during his three seasons at Westbrook High School.

DeShane Hines, 5-11, 180, CB, San Mateo, Calif.: Junior college transfer will have three years to play two seasons.

Landon Horne, 6-3, 240, TE, Kaysville: Caught 39 passes for 406 yards at Snow Junior College. Will have three years to play three seasons.

LaJuan Hunt, 5-9, 192, RB, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.: Averaged 7.69 yards per carry as a senior at University School in Fort Lauderdale.

Marcus Mosely, 6-4, 210, TE, Tampa, Fla.: Chose Utah State over Indiana, Kentucky, Louisville, Marshall, Ohio, South Alabama, Syracuse and Tulane.

Kent Myers, 6-0, 171, QB, Sachse, Texas: Threw for more than 6,000 yards and collected 97 total touchdowns in the last two seasons.

Logan Rice, 6-6, 225, OL, Logan: Earned 2nd-team All-state honors playing for Logan High School and held offers from Weber State and Montana.

DeVonte Robinson, 6-2, 184, WR, Del Ray, Fla.: Robinson is a junior college trasnfer from Dodge City CC in Kansas.

Jontrell Rocquemore, 6-1, 185, S, McKinney, Texas: Snagged four interceptions on his way to all-district honors at McKinney High School.

Gasetoto Schuster, 6-1, 280, DL, Long Beach, Calif.: Held offers from UTEP and Vanderbilt before signing with the Aggies.

Hunter Sharp, 6-0, 190, WR, Palmdale, Calif.: Junior college transfer chose USU over Kansas, Wyoming and South Florida.

Siua Taufa, 6-2, 265, DE, Concord, Calif.: Junior college transfer had 11 1/2 sacks last year and will have four years to play three seasons.

Sunia Tauteoli, 6-0, 225, LB, West Valley City: A junior college transfer from Snow, who prepped at East High School.

John Taylor, 6-2, 270, DE, Colton, Calif.: A junior college transfer from Riverside CC, Taylor was also offered by New Mexico.

Ian Togiai, 6-2, 220, LB, West Valley City: Early enrollee is already on campus in Logan.

Joe Tukuafu, 6-4, 235, TE, Salt Lake City: The East High standout is a former Utah commit who switched to the Aggies late in the process.

Mohelika Uasike, 6-1, 295, DT, Hurst, Texas: Two-star recruit according to Rivals also had an offer from Hawaii.

Christopher Unga, 6-1, 280, DL, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.: Named the Inland Valley's Defensive Most Valuable Player his senior season.

Aaron Wade, 6-2, 180, DB, Lithia Fla.: Wade chose Utah State over Georgia State and Western Michigan.

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