Utah football: 2016 recruiting class (+live updates)

Utah State football: 2016 recruiting class (+live updates, video)

High school football: 2016 Division I signees (+live updates, video & bios)

National Signing Day: List of where Utah athletes will play, ordered by high school

National Signing Day is here, and we have you covered for all that is happening on the BYU football front.

Here is the list of Letter of Intent signings for the Cougars. Come back throughout the day as more are announced.

Mack Richards, 6-1, 195 pounds, Sandy, Utah, wide receiver, joins the Cougar program after returning from a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was a commit to Hawaii coming out of high school in the 2014 recruiting class.

Keanu Saleapaga, 6-6, 265 pounds, La Mirada, Calif., defensive end, announced on Signing Day that he had chosen BYU over Colorado after previously being committed to USC.

Hirkley Latu, 6-3, 200, Kahuku, Hawaii, safety, is a three-star prospect rated the No. 14 safety in the West, according to scout.com. Latu was previously committed to BYU, then decommited before signing with the Cougars Wednesday.

Alema Pilimai, 6-4, 205 pounds, Tustin, Calif., linebacker, also played quarterback in high school and flipped his commitment from Utah to BYU. Excelled on defense with two interceptions in one game.

J.T. Gentry, 6-5, 260, Littleton, Colorado, offensive lineman, is the son of former BYU basketball player Todd Gentry.

Freddy Livai, 6-4, 250, Fontana, California, defensive end, is athletic and has speed off the edge and also had offers from Oregon State, Colorado and Weber State.

Aleva Hifo, 5-9, 176, Menifee, California, cornerback, is speedy, athletic and could return kicks as well as play defense. He is the cousin of BYU DB Sione Takitaki.

Clark Barrington, 6-6, 260, Spokane, Washington, offensive lineman, also played defensive end and long-snapper in high school.

Lisala Tai, 6-7, 290, Hawthorne, California, defensive end, has size and strength and could play on either the offensive or defensive side of the ball.

Darius McFarland, 6-2, 250, Brigham City, Utah, defensive end, is an athlete who could play multiple positions and also had offers from Air Force, Army, Southern Utah and Wyoming.

Sione Finau, 5-9, 160, Kearns, Utah, running back, originally committed to Oregon State but switched his commitment to the Cougars. He rushed for 1,735 yards and 20 touchdowns at Kearns.

Caden Haws, 6-2, 292, Little Rock, Arkansas, center, helped Pulaski Academy win back-to-back state titles. He was named his team's MVP while garnering first-team all-state recognition.

Keenan Pili, 6-2, 198, Provo, Utah, outside linebacker, is a consensus three-star prospect who chose the Cougars over Cal, Utah and Vanderbilt.

Max Tooley, 6-1, 195, Bountiful, Utah, safety, is a three-star prospect who also has offers from Cal, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon State, Utah, Utah State and Washington State.

Chris Wilcox, 6-2, 170, Corona, California, safety, is a hard-hitting, fast defensive back with 4.5 speed.

Skyler Southam, 6-1, 180, Heber City, Utah, kicker, is regarded as one of the top prep kickers in the country and participated in the Army All-American Bowl. He drilled a 53-yard field goal at Wasatch High.

Solofa Funa, 6-1, 225, Spanish Fork, Utah, defensive end, is rated the No. 13 prospect from the state of Utah by ESPN.

Atunaisa Mahe, 6-1, 285, West Jordan, Utah, defensive tackle, is a strong bull-rusher who committed to BYU last spring.

Jonah Trinnaman, 5-11, 186, American Fork, Utah, wide receiver, is a former Snow College star who caught 47 passes for 803 yards last season. He also had offers from Utah and Oregon State.

Jaren Hall, 6-0, 181, Spanish Fork, Utah, quarterback, is a multi-position athlete and the son of former BYU running back Kalin Hall.

Hank Tuipulotu, 6-3, 225, Fort Mill, South Carolina, tight end, is the son of former Cougar Peter Tuipulotu and the nephew of former Cougar Tom Tuipulotu.

Jackson Kaufusi, 6-1, 200, Salt Lake City, Utah, outside linebacker, is the nephew of BYU coach Steve Kaufusi and received offers from Utah, Cal and Washington State.

Drew Jensen, 6-2, 195, Salt Lake City, Utah, safety, is the No. 20 safety prospect in the West according to Scout.com.

Troy Warner, 6-2, 185, San Marcos, California, safety, is a four-star recruit who had previously committed to Oregon and is the younger brother of BYU LB Fred Warner.

Handsome Tanielu, 6-3, 310, Waianae, Hawaii, defensive tackle, is a four-star recruit and Kalani Sitake’s first BYU signee. He’s strong with great instincts. Had offers from Oklahoma, Penn State, USC and Texas.

Returned missionaries

BYU also announced Wednesday that the program is welcoming back six returned missionaries.

Chandon Herring, 6-7, 270, Perry, Arizona, offensive lineman, is a three-star recruit rated No. 73 in the nation among offensive tackles by ESPN.com in 2014. Was recruited by Arizona, Arizona State and Washington State, among other schools.

Austin Chambers, 6-5, 297, Shawnee Mission, Kansas, offensive lineman, the No. 58 offensive tackle in the nation in 2014, according to Rivals.com, was a three-star recruit. Also received attention from Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Nebraska and Notre Dame.

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Isaiah Kaufusi, 6-2, 175, Salt Lake City, Utah, defensive back, is the son of former University of Utah player Jeff Kaufusi and nephew of BYU assistant Steve Kaufusi. Brother, Jackson, signed with BYU today, as well. Was the No. 11 overall recruit from the state of Utah in 2014, according to ESPN.com.

Uriah Leiataua, DL, 6-3, 245, Compton, California, defensive lineman, chose to sign with the Cougars over Stanford in 2014. The three-star recruit was ranked as the No. 69 overall defensive end by scout.com.

Zac Dawe, 6-4, 280, Pleasant Grove, Utah, defensive lineman, was the No. 5 overall recruit from the state of Utah in 2014, according to ESPN.com. Was also a two-time all-American wrestler.

Trajan Pili, 6-2, 225, Las Vegas, linebacker, is an all-state defensive end in the state of Nevada. Was also recruited by Stanford, Oregon, Nebraska, Cal, Utah and Washington, among others.

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