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Utah football: 2017 recruiting class (+live updates, video)

Utah State football: 2017 recruiting class (+live updates, video)


National Signing Day is here, and we have you covered for all that is happening on the BYU football front.

Here is the list of Letter of Intent signings for the Cougars. Come back throughout the day as more are announced.


Chaz Ah You, 6-2, 190, Provo, safety, ranked by Scout.com as the No. 121 prospect in the nation, Ah You chose the Cougars over Washington, Stanford and UCLA on Signing Day.


A.J. Lolohea, 6-2, 230, Salt Lake City, Utah, linebacker/defensive end, was a multi-sport star at West High, playing rugby and tennis in addition to football.


Paula Finau, 6-4, 330, Wailuku, Hawaii, offensive guard, starred at Baldwin High School and has been a long-time BYU fan.


Bentley Hanshaw, 6-6, 220, Moorpark, California, tight end, is the son of former BYU and NFL offensive lineman Tim Hanshaw and he attended the same high school as former Cougar star tight end Dennis Pitta.


Keenan Ellis, 6-1, 170, Chula Vista, California, wide receiver, could play either receiver or defensive back at BYU.


Seleti Fevaleaki, 6-2, 250, Corona, California, defensive tackle, previously committed to Utah and Oregon State before choosing BYU.


Alden Tofa, 6-4, 255, West Jordan, defensive end, chose the Cougars over Utah on Signing Day. Also was considering Oregon and UCLA. Had 56 tackles as a senior.


Joe Critchlow, 6-4 210, Franklin, Tennessee, quarterback, signed with SUU before leaving on an LDS mission.


Donovan Hanna, 6-5, 230, Queen Creek, Arizona, tight end, played for American Leadership Academy offensive coordinator, and former BYU star quarterback, Max Hall.


Langi Tuifua, 6-3, 215, South Jordan, defensive end, is a four-star prospect who was the top-rated defensive end in Utah out of Bingham High.


Tyler Batty, 6-5, 220, Payson, Utah, defensive end, is a two-star recruit who also played tight end; plans to serve a mission before enrolling.


Ammon Hannemann, 6-2, 190, Highland, Utah, safety, is the younger brother of BYU defensive back Micah Hannemann.


Ryan Rehkow, 6-4, 190, Veradale, Washington, kicker, is also a punter and plans on serving a mission out of high school.


Khyiris Tonga, 6-4, 300, Salt Lake City, Utah, defensive lineman, committed to Utah in high school but recently returned from an LDS mission.


Isaac Rex, 6-4, 225, San Clemente, California, tight end, is the son of former BYU tight end Byron Rex and was the second commitment from the Class of 2017.


D'Angelo Gunter, 6-2, 180, San Diego, California, cornerback, chose BYU over Vanderbilt in a late recruiting battle.


Lorenzo Fauatea, 6-4, 260, West Valley, defensive end, the one-time Oregon State commit from Hunter High chose the Cougars over Utah and Utah State on Signing Day.


Preston Lewis, 6-2, 225, Highland, Utah, outside linebacker, was a defensive force at Lone Peak High.


Ben Bywater, 6-3, 205, Salt Lake City, Utah, outside linebacker, suffered a lacerated kidney during a game as a junior at Olympus High.


Tongi Langi, 6-2, 180, South Jordan, Utah, safety, is the younger brother of recently graduated Harvey Langi, who played linebacker, defensive line and running back at BYU.


Jackson McChesney, 6-0, 170, Highland, Utah, running back, was a first-team all-state selection and is the younger brother of BYU defensive back Austin McChesney.


Mason Fakahua, 6-3, 215, Cedar City, Utah, quarterback, chose the Cougars over in-state schools Utah State, SUU and Weber State; plans to serve a mission before enrolling.


Tariq Buchanan, 6-2, 175, Elgin, Texas, cornerback, ran a 22.42 in the 200-meters and he played wide receiver and basketball in high school.


Seth Willis, 6-5, 311, Sandy Hook, Connecticut, offensive tackle, is a rare commitment for BYU from the northeast United States.


Tanner Baker, 6-5, 225, Allatoona, Georgia, defensive end, is originally from California but finished his prep career in Georgia.


Ula Tolutau, 6-1, 225, Salt Lake City, Utah, running back, committed to Wisconsin in 2014 before serving a mission; ran for 2,465 yards, 31 touchdowns to earn Deseret News Mr. Football honors as a senior.


Joe Tukuafu, 6-4, 235, Salt Lake City, Utah, tight end, was a two-way athlete at East High, where he recorded over 700 receiving yards and had 6.5 sacks.


John Vaka, 6-4, 270, Oakland, California, offensive lineman, is a mid-year transfer who starred for Diablo Valley, where he helped the Vikings average 465.2 yards per game in 2015.


Mid-year transfers

Wayne Tei-Kirby, 6-3, 305, Pocatello, Idaho, defensive line, transfer from Oregon

Austin Lee, 6-0, 202, Sandy, Utah, defensive back, transfer from Utah