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Brigham Young Cougars head coach Kalani Sitake shouts instruction in Provo on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017.


Utah football: 2018 early signing recruiting class (+live updates, video)

Utah State football: 2018 early signing recruiting class (+live updates, video)


The first Early Signing Period for college football 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.


Brayden Cosper, 6-3, 195, South Jordan, wide receiver, committed to the Cougars in June. He prepped at Bingham High School.


Talan Alfrey, 6-3, 185, Auburn, Wash., safety, played both wide receiver and safety in high school and also held scholarship offers from Air Force, Nevada and Idaho, according to 247 Sports.


Brach Davis, 6-1, 170, Salt Lake City, cornerback, has been committed to the Cougars since June and prepped at Olympus High School.


Connor Pay, 6-5, 270, American Fork, offensive line, prepped at Lone Peak and committed to BYU in June 2016, when he also held offers from Utah and Utah State.


Chinonso Opara, 6-9, 270, Draper, defensive lineman, is still relatively new to football after moving to the United States from Nigeria in 2014. He prepped at Juan Diego Catholic High School.

6-9, 260-pound BYU-bound football player from Nigeria tackling opportunity in America


Oliver Nasilai, 6-2, 245, Jessieville, Ark., linebacker, has been committed to the Cougars since June.


Campbell Barrington, 6-6, 280, Spokane, Wash., offensive lineman, has been committed to the Cougars since clear back in June of 2016. His brother Clark signed with BYU as part of its 2016 recruiting class.


Isaac Matua, 6-3, 205, Kearns, linebacker, committed to BYU in November. He prepped at Kearns High School.


Jacob Smith, 6-6, 319, Rosemount, Minn., offensive line, is rated a three-star prospect and the No. 90 national offensive tackle recruit in the 2018 class by 247 Sports.


Ben Tuipulotu, 6-4, 200, Fort Mill, S.C., tight end, is the younger brother of Hank Tuipulotu, a 2016 Cougar commit at tight end, and son of former BYU fullback Peter Tuipulotu.


Stacy Conner, 6-5, 175, Wylie, Texas, quarterback, had previously committed to Texas State, then UNLV before committing to BYU this month.


Tysen Lewis, 6-5, 270, Ogden, offensive line, prepped at Weber High and also held an offer from Utah State. He committed to BYU in June.


Harris LaChance, 6-8, 275, Herriman, offensive line, originally committed to Utah State prior to serving an LDS Church mission but is now headed to BYU and was an all-state defensive lineman at Herriman High.

Former USU commit Harris LaChance gets official admittance into BYU and will join Cougars for 2018 season