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Oregon State announced that former Bingham High defensive lineman Baker Pritchard, who signed with BYU before going on an LDS Church mission, has signed with the Beavers.
Mendenhall said he immediately released Pritchard to sign with OSU when the DL approached him a few weeks ago.
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BYU signing class
Player Hometown School Pos Ht Wt
Trey Dye Cooper, Texas Cooper H.S. WR 5-11 175
Son of former BYU kickoff and punt returner James Dye
Kavika Fonua Syracuse, Utah Syracuse H.S. DB 6-0 200
One of state’s best athletes picked BYU over Utah in August
Jaterrius Gulley Hoover, Ala. Hoover H.S. DL 6-3 325
Helped his high school team win back-to-back state titles
Zac Dawe Pleasant Grove, Utah Pleasant Grove H.S. OL 6-4 260
Heavyweight is two-time All-American in wrestling
Matt Bushman Tucson, Ariz. Sabino H.S. TE 6-5 205
Rated as the No. 10 tight end in the West by http://Scout.com
Isaiah Kaufusi Salt Lake City, Utah Brighton H.S. DB 6-2 175
Cousin of BYU star Bronson Kaufusi
Tyler Cook Murrieta, Calif. Vista Murrieta H.S. LB 6-3 220
Three-star linebacker chose BYU over Arizona, others
Jordan Leslie Houston, Texas UTEP WR 6-3 210
Has one year of eligibility remaining, can play right away
Devon Blackmon Fontana, Calif. Riverside City College WR 6-1 185
Jamaal Williams’ former high school teammate
Teancum “Tico” Fuga Huntington Beach, Calif. Edison H.S. DL 6-2 320
Brother of former Cougar great Romney Fuga
Austin Chambers Shawnee Mission, Kan. West H.S. OL 6-5 285
Will go on a church mission before joining Cougars
Tejan Koroma Allen, Texas Allen H.S. OL 6-0 250
Committed after watching BYU edge Houston at Reliant Stadium
Chandon Herring Gilbert, Ariz. Perry H.S. OL 6-7 260
Also played defensive tackle, recorded 30 tackles
Fred Warner San Marcos, Calif. Mission Hills H.S. LB 6-3 210
Had offers from USC, Washington; Big get for the Cougars
Isaiah Nacua Provo, Utah Timpview H.S. DE 6-2 255
Committed last summer, then again this past week
Sione Takitaki Menifee, Calif. Heritage H.S. DE 6-3 240
Rated the No. 8 defensive end in the West by http://Scout.com
Earl Mariner Topeka, Kan. Washburn Rural H.S. OL 6-4 300
Two-star lineman committed last June after Junior Day
Uriah Leiataua Compton, Calif. Dominguez H.S. DL 6-3 245
Cougars lured him away from early Stanford commitment
Michael Shelton Raleigh, N.C. Wakefield H.S. DB 5-8 170
Graduated early, signed in December, enrolled in January
Nick Kurtz El Cajon, Calif. Grossmont CC WR 6-6 205
Cougars hope mid-year transfer can fill Cody Hoffman’s shoes
BYU’s returning missionaries
Player Hometown School Pos Ht Wt
Austin Heder Pleasant Grove, Utah Pleasant Grove H.S. LB 6-1 241
Va’a Niumatalolo Annapolis, Md. Broadneck H.S. LB 6-1 227
Phillip Amone Orlando, Fla. Dr. Phillips H.S. LB 6-0 230
Troy Hinds Kaysville, Utah Davis H.S. LB 6-0 230
Adam Pulsipher Temecula, Calif. Temecula Valley H.S. LB 6-2 230
Tanner Balderree Sherwood, Ore. Sherwood H.S. DL 6-3 230
Graham Rowley Waialua, Hawaii Waialua H.S. DL 6-4 280
Kesni Tausinga South Jordan, Utah Bingham H.S. DL 6-1 285
Travis Tuiloma Topeka, Kan. Washburn Rural H.S. DL 6-2 320
Steven Richards Sandy, Utah Alta H.S. DL 6-4 240
McCoy Hill Sandy, Utah Jordan H.S. QB 6-5 230
Colby Jorgensen Provo, Utah Timpview H.S. TE 6-7 230
Matt Sumsion Springville, Utah Springville H.S. TE 6-8 215
Corbin Kaufusi Provo, Utah Timpview H.S. OL 6-8 255
Ului Lapuaho West Valley, Utah Hunter H.S. OL 6-7 280
Manu Mulitalo West Valley, Utah Granger H.S. OL 6-2 340
Brian Rawlinson Oologah, Okla. Oologah H.S. OL 6-6 280
Corey Edwards Hurricane, Utah Hurricane H.S. K 5-10 190
Also, BYU was in the running for Courtland Sutton, a safety from Brenham, Texas, who visited Provo the weekend that the Cougars beat Texas. However, Sutton announced Wednesday morning that he has signed with SMU.
The first future Cougars to get their letters of intent in were Jaterrius Gulley, a defensive lineman from Hoover, Ala., and Trey Dye, a receiver from Abilene, Texas. Dye is the son of former BYU kick and punt returner James Dye. Shortly after their letters arrived, BYU received a letter from one of three Utahns who signed with them Wednesday, Syracuse defensive back Kavika Fonua.
Pleasant Grove defensive lineman Zac Dawe and Matt Bushman, a tight end from Tucson, Ariz., also got their letters in before 8 a.m. MST. Then came a letter from Brighton High’s Isaiah Kaufusi, a receiver and outside linebacker who is the cousin of defensive line starter Bronson Kaufusi.
Then came etters from Austin Chambers, an offensive lineman from Shawnee Mission, Kan., and Teancum "Tico" Fuga, a defensive lineman from Huntington Beach, Calif.
Fuga is the younger brother for former BYU star lineman Romney Fuga.
Tyler Cook, a linebacker from Murrieta, Calif., also joined the fold. Cook shined at Vista Murrieta High School and chose the Cougars over Arizona and others.
More offensive linemen added their names to the list later Wednesday morning, including Tejan Koroma, a 6-foot, 255-pounder from Allen, Texas, and Chandon Herring, a towering 6-7 tackle from Gilbert, Ariz.
Defensive tackle Earl Mariner, a 6-4, 300-pounder from Topeka, Kan., signed just before Leiataua did.
High schooler Michael Shelton of Raleigh, N.C. (Wakefield H.S) and Kurtz, of El Cajon, Calif., signed with BYU in December and have already enrolled.
Timpview High’s Isaiah Nacua, a defensive end who transferred to the high school in Provo after playing his junior season at Bishop Gorman High in Las Vegas, also signed with BYU. Nacua, brother of current BYU safety Kai Nacua, committed to BYU a year ago, then re-opened his recruitment when he moved to Utah to play for Timpview.
Mendenhall and Martzen, who appeared at the news conference to answer questions about the class, said they might add a quarterback to class if they find one they believe can help them.
"There might be an additional addition to this class at quarterback, over some point," Mendenhall said. "I really won’t or can’t say any more than that. But I will examine hard whether we want that to happen. If not, we will certainly address it in the fall."
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