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BYU picks up two more football commitments

Looks like the number of high school and junior college football players who have committed to sign with BYU (or signed in December, ie Michael Shelton and Nick Kurtz) on Wednesday is up to 16.

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According to their Twitter accounts, Brighton High receiver/linebacker Isaiah Kaufusi and Alabama defensive tackle Jaterrius Gulley committed to BYU over the weekend.

The players were on their official visits to BYU along with about a dozen other prospects when they made the commitments.

Kaufusi is the cousin of BYU defensive end/outside linebacker Bronson Kaufusi and the nephew of defensive line coach Steve Kaufusi. His father, Jeff Kaufusi, played at the University of Utah.

Isaiah Kaufusi is a 6-foot-2, 175-pounder who led Brighton in receiving with 29 catches, averaging more than 18 yards per catch. He helped the Bengals get to the Class 5A state championship game last fall.

"Officially committed. Go Cougs," Kaufusi tweeted on Saturday.

Gulley is a 6-foot-3, 325-pound nose guard from Hoover, Ala., who drew interest from BYU after he sent film out to dozens of programs around the country. He also had offers from Hawaii, Alabama-Birmingham, Troy and Southern Miss. He helped his Hoover High team win back-to-back Alabama 6A state titles.

"I have decided to further my education and football career at Brigham Young university #BYU #99 #NG," Gulley tweeted on Saturday.

Also over the weekend, BYU offered a scholarship to Cameron Scarlett, a running back from Central Catholic H.S. in Portland, Ore. Scarlett is a junior and a member of the 2015 signing class. He attends the same high school that produced BYU defensive back Dallin Leavitt, and Leavitt apparently told BYU coaches about the rising star.

Scarlett’s father, Paul, ran track for BYU in the 1980s.

Cameron Scarlett told Scout.com that he now has offers from Oregon State, Washington State, BYU, UC Davis and Arizona State.

Here’s the updated list of players who will comprise BYU’s 2014 signing class on Wednesday:

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.)

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)

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)

Matt Bushman, 6-5, 205 tight end from Tucson, Ariz. (Sabino High School).

Tejan Koroma, 6-0, 250 OL from Allen, Texas (Allen High School)

Isaiah Kaufusi, 6-2, 175 LB from Salt Lake City, Utah (Brighton High School)

Jaterrius Gulley, 6-3, 325 DL from Hoover, Ala. (Hoover High School)

ALREADY ENROLLED

Michael Shelton, 5-8, 170 CB from Raleigh, N.C. (Wakefield High School)

Nick Kurtz, 6-6, 205 WR from El Cajon, Calif. (Grossmont Community College)



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