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Fusi, 6-1, 285, is from Corona, Calif. He was first-team all-conference in the North Central Conference, and helped Mt. Sac to an 11-1 season. He also drew interest from Alabama, Mississippi, Oregon State and UCLA, according to his bio.
He became the 12th offensive or defensive lineman to sign with BYU on Wednesday.
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As noon approaches, the Aggies have gotten another bunch of signees. Two have been linked with the program for a while, but another is a new face to Utah State who could be a dramatic boost to the pass rush.
Keylon Hollis, a linebacker out of Bakersfield, has signed with the Aggies after committing over the weekend. An who picked up 16.5 sacks last year at the California community college, he was named his conference’s defensive player of the year. He went to high school with USU star QB Chuckie Keeton, which helped make him feel comfortable in Logan.
Rivals listed Arizona and Arizona State as a few of the programs who were interested in Hollis.
Two more signees Utah State added this morning are already there. Andrew Chen, a lineman out of California, signed last year but is just now eligible and is already attending school at Utah State. Similarly, Ricky Ali’ifua is back from a mission after originally signing in 2009. How much has changed since then.
Signing was fast and furious this morning, but now has cooled down for Utah State. Only a few recruits remain unsigned, and the Aggies already have 19 LOIs.
Among the ones that have come in this morning not previously mentioned are a pair of linemen who could still be growing into themselves: Bingham’s Joe Malanga and Pine View’s Cody Boyer will likely have some time to add weight to their tall frames while adding depth along the line.
At wideout, Utah State signed another JuCo prospect in Ryan Watson, who was getting interest from WAC and Mountain West programs among others. He should compete for a starting role among the graduation-depleted receiving corps.
In the secondary, Utah State hopes Zach Swenson could pay off as a sleeper. He’ll go on an LDS Church mission first, but as a defensive back he was a leader and heady player for the East Leopards the last two seasons.
Because BYU usually has its recruiting wrapped up earlier than most schools, there are few Signing Day surprises in Provo. But there has been a surprise signing today.
Tim Duran, an offensive lineman from California’s Cabrillo College, has signed with BYU. Duran visited BYU last week, but did not receive a scholarship offer. Obviously, he got one since then, presumably the one given to Quincy Awa-Dubose.
Dubose’s offer was withdrawn recently.
As for Duran, he’s a 6-foot-4, 290-pound road grader from Puyallup, Wash., who can play either tackle or guard. He was a team captain at Cabrillo in 2012 and member of the national honor society and dean’s list.
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