Here is the list of official letter of intent signings for the Utah State Aggies. Come back throughout the day as more are announced.

High school signees

Chase Davis

S — Little Elm High School (Little Elm, Texas)

6-foot-2, 185 pounds

★★★ — 247 Sports

★★★ — Rivals

★★★ — On3

  • Officially signed with the Aggies on the second day of the early signing period.
  • Held scholarship offers from Pac-12 programs Arizona and Colorado, numerous Group of Five programs and numerous FCS schools.
  • One of just four Aggie signees to have a 3-star designation from all three major recruiting websites.

Hyrum Dewsnup

OL — Gulf Coast High School (Naples, Florida)

6-foot-3, 270 pounds

Not rated — 247 Sports

Not rated — Rivals

Not rated — On3

  • Committed to Utah State as a preferred walk-on in June but was listed in the Aggies’ official signing day group on Wednesday.
  • Hails from Florida but has a bunch of family who lives in Utah.
  • Helped Gulf Coast High to an 8-3 record in 2022.

Zakkarii Black

ATH — Charter Oak High School (Covina, California)

5-foot-9, 150 pounds

Not rated — 247 Sports

Not rated — Rivals

Not rated — On3

  • While playing as both a running back and wide receiver, recorded 33 receptions for 438 yards and five touchdowns, and also carried the ball 110 times for 685 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior, per Max Preps.
  • Helped Charter Oak High School to a 10-1 record, playing on both sides of the ball (he is also listed as a cornerback).
  • Began his high school career at Maranatha High School in in Pasadena, California, before transferring to Charter Oak for his senior season.
  • Chose the Aggies over interested parties like Penn State, Grambling State and Morgan State.

William Monney

TE — Springville High School

6-4, 205 pounds

★★★ — 247 Sports

Not rated — Rivals

Not rated — On3

Will Monney bought into the program. He committed himself, really committed himself, to improving his craft. Will was a leader for our team. He showed that through his actions and how he went to work day-in and day-out. Will has a prototypical TE frame but runs routes with WR precision. The Aggies got a really good ball player. — Springville coach Dave Valeti

  • Chose the Aggies over an offer from Idaho State.
  • Is rated the 25th-best prospect in Utah by 247Sports.
  • Caught 27 passes for 407 yards and three touchdowns this season for the Red Devils.
  • Best game came against Maple Mountain, when he had eight catches for 110 yards and a score.

Taliafi Ta’ala

OL — Alta High School (Sandy)

6-foot-5, 295 pounds

★★★ — 247 Sports

★★★ — Rivals

★★★ — On3

  • Committed to Utah State at the beginning of the early signing period.
  • Held scholarship offers from numerous Pac-12 and Big Ten programs, as well as BYU, although his recruitment had been quiet on that front in the past few months.

Zion Andreasen

LB/EDGE — East High School (Salt Lake City)

6-foot-4, 230 pounds

Not rated — 247 Sports

Not rated — Rivals

Not rated — On3

  • Committed to Utah State on August 3, choosing the Aggies over offers from Idaho, San Diego State and Montana.
  • Has played on both sides of the ball for East, as a tight end, linebacker and edge rusher.
  • Recorded 51 tackles and a team-high 13 sacks as a senior, while also scoring a defensive touchdown.
  • Racked up 87 total tackles in his high school career, after tallying 35 tackles as a junior in 2021.

Jaydon Bailey

RB — Steele High School (Cibolo, Texas)

5-foot-9, 180 pounds

★★★ — 247 Sports

★★ — Rivals

Not rated — On3

  • Committed to Utah State in late July, de-committed a few months later, only to sign with the Aggies.
  • Chose Utah State over offers from ASU, UTSA and others.
  • Is rated the 96th-best running back in the country and the 232nd-best overall prospect in Texas, per 247 Sports’ Composite.
  • A multi-sport athlete, Bailey rushed for over 1,000 yards as a junior in 2021.

McCae Hillstead

QB — Skyridge High School (Lehi)

5-foot-11, 175 pounds

★★★ — 247 Sports

★★★ — Rivals

★★★ — On3

McCae is a guy who believes in his teammates, and trusts the process and is just an awesome kid. So no matter what happens on the field, he’s going to continue to trust his guys and believe in them and he knows his guys will go make plays. — Skyridge coach Jon Lehman

  • Ranked the 15th-best prospect in the state of the Utah in 2023, and the 65th-best quarterback prospect in the country.
  • Completed 195 of 353 pass attempts in 2021 — a completion percentage of 55.24% — for 2493 yards, 24 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Also carried the ball 122 times, rushing for 819 yards — 6.71 yards per carry — and 13 touchdowns.
  • Threw for the fourth-most touchdowns and fourth-most passing yards of any quarterback in Utah last fall.
  • Holds scholarship offers from Utah State, Florida International (FIU) and Washington State.
  • Missed considerable time with injury as a senior, but has still managed to complete 83 of 131 pass attempts for 1,145 yards, 12 touchdowns and three interceptions, while rushing for 272 yards and seven additional scores.

Jackson Olsen

WR — Ridgeline High School (Millville)

6-foot-3, 175 pounds

★★★ — 247 Sports

★★ — Rivals 

★★★ — On3

Jackson is an incredible athlete who was a key player in our state championship run last year. This year he was injured and only played half the year. In that short time he was an electric player scoring as a QB, WR, RB and as a kick returner. I’m excited to see what he can do at the next level. — Ridgeline coach Travis Cox

  • Holds scholarship offers from Utah State and Idaho.
  • Led Ridgeline in receiving yards in 2021 with 1,125 and tied for a team-best 17 touchdowns.
  • Averaged 18.14 yards per reception and scored at least a touchdown in every game as junior, the lone exception coming in the RiverHawks season opener against Bonneville.
  • Missed considerable time due to injury as a senior, but still managed to make 22 catches for 282 yards and three touchdowns, while also rushing for 136 yards and a score. Olsen also dabbled at quarterback briefly, completing 13 of 14 passes for 94 yards and an interception.

Jr Sia

OT — Mountain Ridge High School (Herriman)

6-foot-6, 308 pounds

★★★ — 247 Sports

★★★ — Rivals

★★★ — On3

I’m extremely happy and proud of Jr and his commitment and signing with Utah St. Jr has a tremendous skill set and is only at the beginning stages of his football career. I’m excited to see him play locally and continue to excel at the next level. More than football, Utah State is getting an exceptional young man off the field. Jr was a great leader as a team captain and was instrumental in building a High School program from scratch. Can’t wait to see him represent Mountain Ridge at the next level. — Mountain Ridge head coach Mike Meifu

  • Is rated the 10th-best prospect in the state of Utah and 88th-best offensive line prospect in the country, per 247 Sports’ Composite.
  • Chose the Aggies over offers from some notable Power Five programs, namely Utah, Nebraska and Virginia.
  • Based off of 247 Sports ratings, is the seventh-best prospect to ever sign with Utah State.
  • Played on both sides of the ball for the Mustangs, as an offensive tackle and nose guard.

Kadiyon Sweat

S — Lehi High School

6-feet, 185 pounds

★★★ — 247 Sports

★★ — Rivals

Not rated — On3

Kadiyon Sweat was the quarterback of our defense. His football IQ was outstanding. He gave us great athleticism and ball hawk skills as well as great physicality from his safety position. USU will be getting a great player and a great culture guy. He will work as hard as any player on their roster and give them anything they need. Very unselfish player. — Lehi head coach Ed Larson.

  • Rated the 26th-best prospect in the state of Utah and the 152nd-best safety prospect in the country, per 247 Sports.
  • Chose the Aggies over offers from Air Force, Colorado State and a handful of FCS schools, including instate programs Weber State and Utah Tech, per multiple recruiting services.
  • Recorded 41 tackles and a team-high eight interceptions, two of which were pick-sixes, as a senior and finished his high school career with 191 tackles — averaging 3.6 per game — and 24 interceptions, including four pick-sixes.

JUCO Signees

Kahanu Davis

WR — Southwestern Community College

6-foot-1, 180 pounds

  • Played two seasons with Southwestern.
  • In 18 total games played, recorded 36 receptions for 583 yards and five touchdowns.
  • Had a breakout season this year, with 25 receptions for 498 yards and five touchdowns, averaging 19.9 yards per reception.
  • Also rushed for 101 yards and a touchdown while at Southwestern, averaging 5.6 yards per carry.

Isaiah Alonzo

TE — Orange Coast College

6-foot-5, 250 pounds

  • Had 21 receptions for 261 yards and two touchdowns this season, an improvement on the three receptions for 57 yards and a touchdown he tallied as a freshman.
  • Attended Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, California, before joining the Pirates.
  • Utah State was his first D1 offer.
  • Will have two years of eligibility remaining.

Viliami (Maka) Tu’akoi

LB — Independence Community College

6-foot-6, 215 pounds

  • A former Alta Hawk, Tu’akoi has played in eight games so far for the Pirates.
  • Has recorded 26 total tackles — 22 solo — six tackles for loss, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
  • Had his best game against Garden City, when he recorded five tackles, including three tackles for loss.

Davon Booth

RB — Cerritos College

5-foot-10, 200 pounds

  • In 20 games played over the last two seasons, Booth has rushed for nearly 2,000 yards (1,888) averaging 94.4 yards per game.
  • Booth has taken a leap this season — he will have two years of eligibility for Utah State — and in nine games has averaged 147.1 yard per contest, while rushing for a total of seven touchdowns.
  • Booth has shown big play ability, with a season long run of 74 yards.

Micah Davis

WR — Iowa Western

5-foot-11, 185 pounds

  • Just finished his sophomore season, his lone campaign with Iowa Western.
  • Played in 12 games, recording 33 receptions for 289 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Also carried the ball 10 times for 117 total yards, averaging 11.7 yards per game.
  • A native of Atlanta, Georgia, attended Harrison High School.

Ronald Fuselier

CB — Allan Hancock College

6-foot-1, 170 pounds

  • Played two seasons for the Bulldogs.
  • In nine game played last season, he recorded 40 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, a forced fumble and three interceptions.
  • This year, in 10 games played, he had 22 tackles and 11 pass break ups.
  • Has two years of eligibility remaining.

Jaylen Martin

CB — East Los Angeles College

6-foot-3, 195 pounds

  • A one-time Cal Bear (for the 2019 and 2020 season), Martin played one season for East Los Angeles College
  • In 11 games played he recorded 33 tackles, four interceptions and nine pass breakups.
  • Was a three-star recruit coming out of high school in 2019, with offers from six Power Five schools, headlined by Oregon.

Clifton Mosley

DL — Navarro College

6-foot-2, 340 pounds

  • A freshman — he will have three years of eligibility for Utah State — Mosley has played in seven games this season for the Bulldogs.
  • Has 31 total tackles — 27 solo — two tackles for loss and a fumble recovery.
  • Originally recruited by Kent State and Louisiana-Monroe out of high school (Calvary Baptist Academy).

Cian Slone

EDGE — American River College

6-foot-3, 222 pounds

  • A two-star recruit coming out of high school, per 247 Sports, from Rocklin, California.
  • Was the Beavers’ second leading tackler this season, finishing with 81.
  • Led American River College with 21.5 tackles for loss and 12 sacks.
  • Has three years of eligibility remaining.

Javarr Strong

DB — Hutchinson Community College

6-foot-3, 185 pounds

  • Had 48 tackles, one fumble recovery and one interception in 11 games played this season.
  • Native of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, originally signed with Arkansas State out of high school (Muscle Shoals).
  • Was a three-star prospect coming out of high school, with interest from Nebraska, Memphis and Western Kentucky.
  • Just finished his freshman season after redshirting the 2021 season.

Power Five transfers

Malone Mataele

DB — Utah

5-foot-11, 184 pounds

  • Played four seasons at the University of Utah, recording 43 tackles, five pass breakups and an interception.
  • A rising senior, his best season came in 2021 when he had 28 tackles and played heavy minutes in 11 games.
  • A three-star recruit coming out of high school, Mataele had offers from seven Pac-12 schools in addition to Utah, as well as Virginia and BYU.

Gavin Barthiel

LB — Washington State

6-foot-1, 219 pounds

  • A three-star recruit and member of WSU’s 2021 recruiting class, Barthiel did not play in 2022.
  • Had offers from 14 Power Five schools, including Washington State, as well as team’s like Nebraska, Pittsburg, West Virginia and Missouri.
  • A native of Lakeland, Florida, attended Lake Gibson High School.

Returned missionaries announced by the program

  • Justice Ena — 6-4, 270, OL/DL, Smithfield, UT (Sky View HS), originally signed as part of the 2020 recruiting class.