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Highly recruited tight end from Arizona commits to BYU

Published October 14, 2013 5:55 pm

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It has been a while since BYU's football program has received a commitment from a member of the class of 2014 (guys who will sign next February), but on Monday a 15th player from that class said he will become a Cougar. Matt Bushman, a 6-foot-5, 205-pound tight end from Sabino High in Tucson, Ariz., announced at his school that he will play for BYU. Bushman is expected to go on a two-year LDS Church mission before enrolling at BYU. Bushman is also an outstanding baseball player, and could possibly play baseball for BYU as well. According to Scout.com, Bushman also had offers from Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Colorado State, Duke, Pennsylvania and San Diego State.Here's the updated list of BYU football recruits from the class of 2014: Trey Dye, 5-11, 175 WR from Cooper Texas (Cooper H.S.) Zac Dawe, 6-4, 260 DE from Pleasant Grove, Utah (Pleasant Grove H.S.) Neil Pauu, 6-3, 190 QB from Anaheim, Calif. (Servite H.S.) Fred Warner, 6-3, 205 LB from San Marcos, Calif. (Mission Hills H.S.) Austin Chambers, 6-5, 285 OL from Shawnee Mission, Kan. (Shawnee Mission West H.S.) Chandon Herring, 6-7, 260 OL from Gilbert, Ariz. (Perry High School) Sione Takitaki, 6-3, 240 DE from Menifee, Calif. (Heritage High School) Teancum Fuga, 6-2, 320 DT from Huntington Beach, Calif. (Edison High School) Earl Mariner, 6-4, 300 DT from Topeka, Kansas (Washburn Rural High School) Michael Shelton, 5-8, 170 CB from Raleigh, N.C. (Wakefield High School) Kavika Fonua, 6-0, 200 DB from Syracuse, Utah (Syracuse High School) Tyler Cook, 6-3, 220 LB from Murrieta, Calif. (Vista Murrieta High School) Cedric Dale, 5-8, 170 RB from Lewisville, Texas (Hebron High School) Nick Kurtz, 6-6, 205 WR from El Cajon, Calif. (Grossmont Community College)Matt Bushman, 6-5, 205 tight end from Tucson, Ariz. (Sabino High School)