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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.


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.

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

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.


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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