BYU football: Brighton's Isaiah Kaufusi reaffirms his commitment to sign with BYU

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  • dUrrdy-bUrrdz BurdVille, UT
    Feb. 4, 2014 1:10 p.m.

    A Utah Man Am I, but i'm so proud of my nef-U on his decision to play at the Y. Best of luck to him in football and I know the Y will mold him into a great man.

    @plyxply, something in their blood, all his uncles played D-1 ball and all his cousins have either played or currently playing D-1 football. Not only is it in the name, but the kid can play ball! He busted his tail off to play and earn that scholly so keep ur 2cents in ur pocket!!!

  • Bayareafan Orinda, CA
    Feb. 4, 2014 9:10 a.m.

    Apparently recruiting experts also like the way Kaufusi plays the game, in spite of his lack of bulk. Scout gives him 3 stars. He will never be as big as cousin Bronson, but if he gains a similar 40 lbs. from high school to post-mission, he could be a factor.

  • plyxply SLC, UT
    Feb. 4, 2014 8:43 a.m.

    Nice kid but honestly I was surprised he was offered at either BYU or Utah. It helps to have a great football name regardless of how well you actually play the game.

  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    Feb. 4, 2014 8:39 a.m.

    With a name like Isaiah, he will go far in life. If he is so "skinny and weak", why did Utah and others offer him a scholarship? At BYU there are more important priorities than sports, that's why they recruit athletes who have their priorities correct! And as Isaiah said, that's why he chose BYU because he and BYU fit each other! Well said Isaiah, well said!

  • Ed Grady Idaho Falls, ID
    Feb. 4, 2014 8:39 a.m.

    If a recruit signs with BYU or Utah State, he needs to understand that the month of December is very busy with finals and bowl games. If a recruit doesn't think he can do the multi-task thing with finals and bowl games, he should sign with Utah.

  • SamoanYfan WEST JORDAN, UT
    Feb. 4, 2014 8:07 a.m.


    Do you remember when Bronson came out of High School? He was super skinny for a defensive lineman. I'll wager that Isaiah will put some pounds on during his first training camp. Good luck to the kid.

    Onward and Upward

  • Max-was-right springville, UT
    Feb. 4, 2014 7:39 a.m.

    Whats neat-o is that this kid wants to play for a team that plays in a bowl game at the end of the year. Bowl games are NEAT-O...

  • oldcougar Orem, UT
    Feb. 4, 2014 7:38 a.m.

    Was he offered a scholarship at USC? I thought this article was about a young man accepting a scholarship to play at BYU because he liked the guys and the atmosphere. I guess I'll have to read it more carefully.

    Congrats! Having another Kaufusi on the team will be awesome!

  • Ken Lee Pasadena, CA
    Feb. 3, 2014 11:59 p.m.

    neat-o is good right? bailing kids out of the drunk tank….not so good. BYU is different and the kids are different…if you want another program, why not choose USC if you like the West? What's the purpose of choosing a sub .500 program that points to USC as a good team? Just go to USC…no "neat-o" devotionals there and a good chance of making noise nationally. uh….the weather is pretty nice too….ask their new coach, Sark….oh, he played for BYU…forgot that fact for a minute. It all circles back to the Cougs.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Feb. 3, 2014 9:47 p.m.


    he's going on a mission so we'll see if he fills out. He's an athlete and he makes plays.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 3, 2014 9:37 p.m.


    I'd take my chances on a Kaufusi. Good pickup for byu. Yes(unlike most byu fans), I can call it both ways.

  • RockOn Spanish Fork, UT
    Feb. 3, 2014 8:07 p.m.

    You've got the story right, but... what does BYU and the others see in him. He's a skinny kid. I think they're hoping the poly in him fills him out, but he's not all that fast nor strong. I don't see him as fast enough for corner, strong enough for Safety, and definitely not big enough for a linebacker. Any thoughts, G-Man?