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BYU football gets two more 2014 commitments, now has nine

Published June 25, 2013 11:42 am

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Two more members of the class of 2014 — players who will be seniors in high school this fall — have committed to the BYU football program, bringing the total to nine. Teancum "Tico" Fuga, younger brother of former BYU noseguard Romney Fuga, committed to BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall on Monday night. Teancum Fuga is a 6-foot-2, 320-pound defensive end from Edison High in Huntington Beach, Calif. Over the weekend, the Cougars received a commitment from Sione Takitaki, a 6-foot-3, 240-pound defensive end from Menifee, Calif., and Heritage High School. Fuga is expected to go on an LDS Church mission prior to enrolling at BYU. He reportedly had offers from Utah State, Boise State and Utah. He participated in BYU's camp last week and received the offer on its first day. Takitaki's commitment was somewhat of a surprise, considering he had offers from several other schools, including San Diego State, Wisconsin, Washington State and Nevada.Takitaki is considered the No. 43 prospect in California, according to ESPN.com's Recruiting Nation. He is ranked as the 24th best inside linebacker in the country, and also plays fullback. Here's the list of nine commits as of June 24, 2013: 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.) Isaiah Nacua, 6-2, 255 DE from Las Vegas, Nev. (Bishop Gorman 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)