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Brighton wide receiver Simi Fehoko commits to play football at Stanford, choosing Cardinal over BYU and Utah

Brighton wide receiver Simi Fehoko has made his college choice: he is headed to Stanford.

Fehoko made the announcement Sunday via Twitter.

BYU and Utah were also in the mix, as Fehoko said in April he had narrowed his college choice to a top five that included the Cardinal, both in-state schools, Michigan and Washington.

He is the 12th commitment for Stanford in its 2016 recruiting class and the first wide receiver prospect.

The 6-foot-5, 180-pound senior-to-be also held offers from several other Power 5 schools including Arizona State, Clemson, Colorado, Nebraska, Oregon State and Washington State, as well as Utah State, according to Scout and Rivals.

Fehoko is rated a four-star recruit by all the national recruiting services and rated the No. 2 prospect in the state of Utah by Rivals and ESPN. Both Scout and ESPN list Fehoko as running a 4.53-second 40-yard time.

The Brighton wide receiver had a breakout 2014 season, with 65 receptions for 1,644 yards and 24 touchdowns, the most touchdown receptions by a player in a single season in Utah high school football history.

His receiving yards total was the second-best season in Utah high school football history, trailing Logan’s Richie Geertsen (11,769 in 1989). Also, Fehoko averaged 137 receiving yards per game, the best per-game total in Utah high school history.

Twice, Fehoko had 200 or more receiving yards and three touchdown receptions in a single game last year. He was only held under 100 receiving yards three times and accounted for 63.9 percent of the Bengals’ passing yards.

Fehoko has 83 career receptions for 2,113 yards and 25 touchdowns. He needs 171 receiving yards to vault into the top 10 in career receiving yards in Utah high school history and 1,333 to overtake Fremont’s Austin Raught (2003-05) as the state’s all-time receiving yards leader.

One of Fehoko’s Brighton teammates, defensive back prospect Drew Jensen, committed to BYU on July 10. Jensen is a three-star prospect, according to Scout, and is also a part of next year’s recruiting class.

Another Bengal is also on the national radar. Junior Sione Heimuli-Lund, who played both running back and linebacker last season, is a four-star recruit and has offers from Stanford, Arizona State, BYU, California, Colorado, Michigan, Oklahoma State, Oregon State, Utah, Vanderbilt, Washington and Washington State, according to Scout.

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