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BYU Cougars football: 2021 recruiting class (+live updates, video)

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Head football coach, Kalani Sitake talks to his team after BYU opened football practice at the indoor facility in Provo on Wednesday, July 31, 2019.

Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

Here is the list of official Letter of Intent signings for the Cougars.


From national signing period

BYU announced 17 players who were a part of previous signing classes who will join the program in 2021.

  • Cade Abright — 6-5, 215, DL — Ladera Ranch, California (San Juan High)
  • *Talan Alfrey — 6-3, 185, DB — Auburn, Washington (Auburn Mountainview High)
  • *Campbell Barrington — 6-6, 280, OL — Spokane, Washington (University High)
  • Michael Daley — 6-3, 225, LB — Alpine (Lone Peak High)
  • Ethan Erickson — 6-5, 225, TE — Laie, Hawaii (Kahuku High)
  • Brock Gunderson — 6-34, 275, OL — Cypress, Texas (Cypress High)
  • *Donovan Hanna — 6-4, 230, TE — Queen Creek, Arizona (American Leadership Academy)
  • Dallin Holker — 6-5, 230, TE — Lehi (Lehi High)
  • *Dean Jones — 6-2, 190, DB — Queen Creek, Arizona (American Leadership Academy)
  • *Tysen Lewis — 6-5, 270, OL — Eden (Weber High)
  • *Josh Larsen — 6-4, 230, DL — North Salt Lake (Woods Cross High)
  • Brooks Maile — 6-4, 285, DL — St. George (Pine View High)
  • *Isaac Matua — 6-3, 205, LB — Kearns (Kearns High)
  • Bruce Mitchell — 6-4, 265, DL — Kamas (South Summit High)
  • *Fakaosi Nasilai — 6-2, 245, RB/LB — Hot Springs, Arkansas (Jessieville High)
  • *John Nelson — 6-4, 260, DL — Spanish Fork (Salem Hills High)
  • Chase Roberts — 6-4, 1945, WR — Highland (American Fork High)

* January 2021 mid-year enrollees

From early signing period

Ricky Wolfgramm

LB — East (Salt Lake City)

6-1, 235

★★★

Like Raider Damuni, Wolfgramm has been connected to BYU for a long, long time. He hasn’t been too widely recruited — perhaps in part because of that — but East regularly produces college-caliber players. This season, Wolfgramm has tallied 48 tackles and four sacks.


Quenton Rice

WR — Faith Lutheran (Las Vegas)

6-1, 170

★★

Yet another legacy recruit, Rice’s father, Rodney, played at BYU from 1986-1988. Quenton Rice doesn’t hold any other offers from even Group of Five schools (he tweeted a short time after committing to the Cougars in the summer that he received an offer from Dixie State), but BYU regularly is able to develop under-the-radar prospects.


Elia Migao

OL — Chaparral (Temecula, California)

6-2, 320

★★★

Migao is an offensive lineman who has a couple of scholarship offers from Power Five programs (247 Sports indicates he holds offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado and Michigan State).


Enoka Migao

DE — Chaparral (Temecula, California)

6-5, 230

★★★

It surely comes as no surprise that Enoka and Elia Migao — who both committed to the Cougars in September — are brothers, although they play on different sides of the ball, with Enoka Migao being taller and leaner. Like his brother, he also holds a couple of scholarship offers from Power Five programs.


John Henry Daley

DE — Lone Peak (Alpine)

6-5, 225

★★★

Daley joins his brother in becoming a Cougar — older brother Michael was a part of the 2019 BYU class. Daley had 82 tackles and 22 sacks as a senior and earned 6A first-team All-State honors. He’s rated the No. 9 recruit in the state of Utah by 247 Sports and also had offers from the likes of Stanford, Washington State and San Diego State.


Logan Fano

DE — Timpview (Provo)

6-4, 230

★★★★

In a huge recruiting win for the Cougars, Fano chose them over Power Five schools Utah, Washington and Oklahoma. Fano had committed to BYU early in his prep career but backed off that pledge for a time after he started getting national attention. In the end, though, the Cougars landed a player who tallied 70 tackles, 12 sacks and an interception as a senior at Timpview.


Bentley Redden

ATH — San Clemente (San Clemente, California)

6-5, 213

★★★

Redden continues a recent strong tradition of legacy recruits from San Clemente High School heading to BYU, as Isaac and Preston Rex have signed in the last few years (a few have gone to the University of Utah as well). His father, Matt, was a defensive end in the program from 1989-1995, and Bentley Redden plays on both sides of the ball.


Isaiah Glasker

ATH — Bingham (South Jordan)

6-5, 195

★★★

The latest in a long line of Miners to choose the Cougars, Glasker was a two-way star for Bingham this past season. As a wide receiver, he had 48 receptions for 811 yards and nine touchdowns, all team-highs. On the defensive side of the ball, Glasker was a ball-hawking defensive back, and recorded three interceptions, to go along with 31 tackles.


Kyson Hall

WR — Maple Mountain (Spanish Fork)

5-11, 175

★★★

The latest in a long line of family to be involved in the BYU football program (his brother Jaren currently plays as a backup quarterback), Kyson Hall this season has 461 receiving yards on 28 receptions with six touchdowns.


Sione Hingano

OL — Chandler (Chandler, Arizona)

6-5, 290

★★★

Hingano is the latest Chandler High commit for the Cougars — it’s the same school that’s produced BYU receiver Gunner Romney, backup quarterback Jacob Conover and linebacker Tate Romney, a 2020 signee who’s currently on a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Hingano committed to BYU just two days after receiving a scholarship offer, per 247 Sports.


Jovesa Damuni

CB — Ridgeline (Millville)

5-11, 180

★★

Jovesa Damuni, who is Raider Damuni’s cousin, may not be as highly touted of a prospect, but he also holds a scholarship offer from Utah State, according to 247 Sports, and he’s had a very good senior season for Ridgeline on both sides of the ball as a receiver and a cornerback.


Dylan Rollins

OT — Sentinel (Missoula, Montana)

6-5, 284

★★★

The No. 1 overall prospect in Montana, Rollins chose the Cougars over Air Force, Oregon State and Minnesota, as well as Ivy League schools Harvard, Dartmouth, Cornell and Yale. Rollins is the highest-rated prospect to come out of Montana in the last six years.


Dallin Havea

ATH — Provo (Provo)

6-3, 215

★★★

Playing on both sides of the ball this past season, Havea was a key contributor for the Bulldogs. On offense, he was Provo’s third-best rusher, tallying 151 total yards and a touchdown on 36 carries. He got involved in the passing game too, where he finished with four receptions for 10 yards. On defense, Havea recorded 34 tackles and a sack.


Weston Jones

OL — Romeo (Romeo, Michigan)

6-5, 260

★★★

Jones also has family ties to the BYU football program, as his cousin is current Cougar tight end Matt Bushman. The Michigan native might not be an elite prospect, but he boasts a couple of Power Five scholarship offers and numerous ones from Group of Five schools.


Nathan Hoke

LB — North Allegheny (Wexford, Pennslyvania)

6-3, 225

★★★

The son of former Cougar Chris Hoke, who played 11 years in the NFL for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Nathan Hoke hasn’t been too highly recruited, but he certainly has the bloodlines to be successful, even as he plays a different position than his father.


Raider Damuni

ATH — Timpview (Provo)

6-2, 190

★★★

One of the top players overall in the state of Utah, Damuni has been committed to the Cougars for a whopping four years, having pledged all the way back when he was in eighth grade. That said, he’s gotten significant attention from Power Five schools. Will the fact that his father, Jack Damuni, is a significant member of the BYU staff and one of head coach Kalani Sitake’s best friends ultimately help the Cougars keep a high-quality prospect?