PROVO — Kalani Sitake and his BYU coaching staff are already being touted as effective recruiters. Keenan Pili, a three-star linebacker from Timpview, is one player who felt comfortable and confident with the program's new direction.
"After my official visit, I just felt very confident," Pili said on National Letter of Intent signing day celebration at Timpview High School. "I just felt like they're a bunch of great guys. I can't wait to play for them."
Among outside linebackers in Utah, Scout ranks Pili at the top of the list. His brother and fellow outside linebacker, Trajan Pili, committed to BYU in 2013 and has been serving his LDS mission the last two seasons.
Wide receiver Samson Nacua, the Thunderbirds' two-star receiver/defensive back, committed to and signed with Utah. The 6-foot-3 receiver will follow former Timpview quarterback-turned-receiver Britain Covey, who signed last year with the Utes.
Three-star Thunderbird linebacker Kahi Neves is headed to Arizona after flipping his commitment from Utah. Rounding out Timpview's signees, offensive lineman Austin Yager signed to play at Carroll College in Montana, and running back Asten Aspinall is headed to Mesa Community College in Arizona.