p class="TEXT_w_Indent"> Interestingly, Alletto was the starting center last year until he got hurt; And a couple of guys who most people think will start in the fall — Ryker Mathews and Brayden Kearsley — didn't make the two-deep. Mathews missed most of camp recovering from injuries and Kearsley missed most of the workouts due to academic issues. Jordan Black, the former Alta High product who instigated some scuffles early in camp, is not listed on the roster, for some reason.
No other big surprises on the offensive side of the ball, although Adam Hine, who missed camp after shoulder surgery, is listed as Jamaal Williams' backup at running back. Paul Lasike is the starting fullback, ahead of Algernon Brown, who coaches said had a great camp.
At inside receiver, Terenn Houk, a junior, has moved in front of Brett Thompson, a senior.
Mitch Mathews or Ross Apo are the starters at one receiver spot; Kurt Henderson is listed as the starter at the other, ahead of touted juco transfer Nick Kurtz "or" Colby Pearson, a walk-on.
Moving over to the defense, the defensive line is perhaps not as solidified as folks believed.
Returned missionary Graham Rowley, who played two years before his two-year service, has nailed down the left defensive end spot. However, the depth chart lists Remington Peck "or" Travis Tuiloma at right end. And at nose tackle, Marques Johnson (blood clots) is in a battle with the aforementioned Tuiloma.
At linebacker, Zac Stout's remarkable comeback story continues. Once kicked out of BYU, Stout is back and listed as the starter at mike linebacker, ahead of returned missionary Austin Heder.
As expected, junior Manoa Pikula gets the nod at buck linebacker. The outside linebackers are Alani Fua (strong side) and Bronson Kaufusi (weak side), showing that the Kaufusi experiment — moving the former defensive end to a linebacker spot — is working so far.
Former running back Mike Alisa is listed as Fua's backup, while Sae Tautu is Kaufusi's backup going into fall camp.
Apparently, Jordan Johnson has recovered from the devastating knee injury he suffered at the start of fall camp last year. The senior is listed as the starting field corner, backed up by juco transfer Trenton Trammell.