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Recruiting roundup: BYU receives commitment from DE, Cougars offer QB in 2018 class

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BYU's Junior Day 2015 camp is already paying dividends for Bronco Mendenhall's team.

Darius McFarland, a 6-foot-2, 250-pound defensive end prospect from Box Elder, tweeted Friday evening that he has committed to the Cougars.

McFarland, who is a part of the 2016 recruiting class, had 39 tackles and 4.5 sacks as a junior last year for the Bees, including a season-high nine tackles against Mountain Crest. On offense, he played tight end and finished with 28 receptions for 382 yards and two touchdowns while also picking up 35 rushing yards.

He also had offers from three other FBS schools — Air Force, Army and Wyoming — as well as an offer from Southern Utah, according to Scout.com.

With McFarland's commitment, BYU now has three defensive end commits for its 2016 class, including Spanish Fork's Solofa Funa and Freddy Livai of A.B. Miller High in Fontana, California.

This marks the second straight year a Box Elder product has committed to the Cougars. Running back/defensive back Riley Burt, who rushed for 1,020 yards and nine touchdowns in 2014, was a part of BYU's 2015 recruiting class.

The Cougars were also looking further into the future with a quarterback prospect.

Kenyon Oblad, who was a freshman at Liberty High School in Henderson, Nevada, last season, tweeted he's been offered a scholarship by the Provo school.

Oblad, who is currently 6-2 and 170 pounds, will be a part of the 2018 recruiting class. He put up strong numbers as a freshman in 2014, completing 55 percent of his passes for 2,104 yards, 15 touchdowns and 11 interceptions while leading the Patriots to a 10-3 record.

Twice during the season, Oblad threw for more than 300 yards while also tossing multiple touchdowns. Against Shadow Ridge in the second game of the season, he completed 22-of-29 passes for 371 yards and four touchdowns. Later in the year, Oblad completed 19-of-28 passes for 457 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in a win over Las Vegas High.

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