Recruiting Roundup

Guest Columnist
Posted Oct 25, 2012


Talon Shumway and Hayden Weichers turned in good performances last week. Here is everything else I could find.

2013 Commits

Billy Green 6-2, 196 QB, King’s, Wa at Coupeville, won 51-7, 15 of 24 for 313 yds 4 TDs, 14 rush yds TD; season 128 of 184 for 2118 yds 36 TDs 2 ints, 30 rush 114 yds TD

Darrin Laufasa 6-1, 225 RB Bothell, Wa vs. Woodinville, won 23-7, 7 rush 29 yds, 1 rec 9 yds; season 63 rush 385 yds 3 TDs, 9 rec 52 yds

Patrick Palau 5-11, 240 FB East, Ut at Logan, lost 51-34, 3 tackles; season 18 tackles

Talon Shumway 6-3, 190 WR Lone Peak, Ut at Lehi, won 31-8, 7 rec 128 yds 2 TDs, 2 rush 29 yds; season 56 rec 800 yds 12 TDs, 10 rush 81 yds, 15 tackles, 1 int, 1 PD, 1 fum rec

Hayden Weichers 6-0, 165 WR Bingham, Ut at Pleasant Grove, won 49-14, 4 rec 118 yds TD, 1 rush 4 yds, 2 tackles; season 27 rec 549 yds 5 TDs, 3 rush 32 yds TD, 28 tackles, 1 int/ 40 yds TD, 5 ptn rtns 5 yds, 5 KO rtns 63 yds

Michael Davis 6-2, 175 WR Glendale, Ca vs. Cresenta Valley, won 20-17, 7 rush 32 yds; season 30 rush 207 yds 2 TDs, 20 rec 256 yds 2 TDs, 22 tackles. 1 ptn rtn 20 yds, 9 KO rtns 300 yds TD

Inoke Lotulelei 5-9, 175 WR Cottonwood, Ut vs. Alta, lost 48-12, 5 rec 47 yds; season 60 rec 973 yds 4 TDs, 11 rush 77 yds

Faimafili Laulu-Pututau 6-4, 190 TE Mountain Crest, Ut at Northridge, won 31-7, (no stats, DNP?); season 38 rec 654 yds 8 TDs, 2 rush 16 yds

Brayden Kearsley 6-5, 270 OL Aloha, OR, at Jesuit, lost 56-13, ; season 21 tackles, 1 sack, 1 int/ 3 yds

Keegan Hicks 6-3, 285 OL Bingham, Ut, at Pleasant Grove, won 49-14,

Addison Pulsipher 6-5, 245, OT Temecula Valley, Ca vs. Murrieta Mesa, lost 34-17, 5 tackles; season 12 tackles

Thomas Shoaf 6-6, 260 OL Columbus North, IN, vs. Whiteland, won 35-33, 8 tackles; season 26 tackles, 1 sack, 2 QBH

Claudell Louis 6-6, 270 OL/DE College of Sequoias, Ca vs. San Joaquin Delta, lost 42-18, ; season 4 tackles, 0.5 TFL/ 1 yd

Jonryheem Peoples 6-6, 300 OL/DL Rigby, ID at Bonneville, lost 49-6, ; season 1 rec 8 yds TD

Merrill Taliauli 6-2, 300 DT East, Ut at Logan, lost 51-34, 2 tackles; season 7 tackles

Maataua Brown 6-5, 350 DT, Cerritos JC, Ca, at Ventura, lost 18-13, 1 tackle, 1 TFL/ 5 yds; season 15 tackles, 1 sack, 5 TFL/ 18 yds, 1 FF, 1 fum rec, 1 QBH

Kalolo Manumaleuna Utu 6-2, 250 LB Compton JC, CA (not playing this year)

Trajan Pili 6-2, 200 LB , Centennial, NV, vs. Bishop Gorman, lost 49-20, 7 tackles, 2 QBH, 2 rec 35 yds; season 6 rec 114 yds 2 TDs, 46 tackles, 4.5 sacks, 20 QBH, 1 FF, 1 fum rec, 2 PD

Nathan DeBeikes 6-2, 193 LB Thousand Oaks, Ca at Agoura, won 33-20, 22 rush 283 yds 4 TDs, 2 rec 6 yds; season 143 rush 847 yds 10 TDs, 42 rec 369 yds, 2 TDs, 79 tackles, 3 PD, 1 FF, 7 KO rtns/ 130 yds

Kai Nacua 6-2, 200 LB Liberty, NV vs. Eldorado, won 59-13, 7 of 7 for 134 yds 3 TDs, 1 rush 1 yd, 1 rec 11 yds; season 27 of 48 for 494 yds 3 TDs 2 ints, 36 rush 286 yds 8 TDs, 4 rec 139 yds TD, 1 ptn rtn 50 yds Td, 27 tackles, 1 int/ 15 yds

Dallin Leavitt 5-11, 196 DB/RB Central Catholic, OR at Barlow, won 35-14, ; season 33 rush 186 yds 7 TDs, 2 rec 29 yds, 13 tackles, 4 ptn rtns/ 73 yds TD, 3 ints, 1 PD

Ku-J Tapusoa 5-11 190 S Kahuku, Hi vs. Wai’anae, won 14-10, ; season 1 tackle, 1 sack, 1 int/ 60 yds TD

Garrett England 6-3, 184 S/WR Skyline, Ut (BYE); season 51 rush 405 yds 4 TDs, 21 rec 219 yds 5 TDs, 35 tackles, 1 int, 2 PD, 12 KO rtns 417 yds TD, 5 ptn rtn 143 yds TD

Davion Orphey 6-1, 185 DB Santa Ana CC, Ca vs. Golden West, won 28-21, 7 tackles; season 34 tackles, 2 TFL/ 7 yds, 7 PBU

Trent Trammell 5-11, 180 CB City College of San Francisco vs. San Mateo, won 31-28, 1 tackle; season 20 tackles, 1 int/ 4 yds, 4 PBU

2014 Commits

Neil Pauu 6-4, 190 QB Servite, Ca, at JSerra Catholic, won 28-0, 2 rec 67 yds TD; season 32 of 76 for 258 yds Td 1 int, 60 rush 248 yds TD, 3 rec 76 yds TD

Isaiah Nacua 6-3, 255 DE Bishop Gorman, NV at Centennial, won 49-20, 4 tackles, 1 sack; season 31 tackles, 6.5 sacks, 1 PD, 1 fum rec.

2013 Recruits

Francis Bernard 5-11, 215 RB Herriman, Ut at Clearfield, won 50-7, 1 rush 60 yds TD, 1 tackle, 1 int/ 40 yds TD; season 93 rush 817 yds 13 TDs, 5 rec 87 yds Td, 18 tackles, 3 ints/ 40 yds TD

Stratton Brown 6-2, 180 RB Riverton, Ut, vs. American Fork, won 49-27, 5 rush 92 yds 3 TDs; season 36 rush 299 yds 5 TDs, 3 rec 34 yds TD, 10 tackles, 2 ints, 2 PD

Aofaga Wily 5-11, 185 RB Kahuku, HI vs. Wai’anae, won 14-10, 32 rush 175 yds TD; season 177 rush 1068 yds 15 TDs, 7 rec 58 yds

Josh Morris 5-10, 173 RB/WR La Salle, RI (BYE); season 90 rush 647 yds 10 TDs, 6 rec 207 yds TD, 4 tackles

Calvin Johnson 5-8, 182 RB Colleton Co., SC at Summerville, lost 22-7, ; season 2 rush 18 yds, 11 tackles, 1 TFL

Arelious Burns 5-9, 190 RB Highlands Christian, FL at Naples Community, lost 13-12, 11 rush 39 yds, 1 rec 2 yds; season 125 rush 788 yds 5 TDs, 9 rec 98 yds TD, 3 KO rtn 49 yds, 2 ptn rtns 20 yds

Eddy Hall 5-9, 175 RB Mountain Crest, Ut, at Northridge, won 31-7, 21 rush 110 yds TD, 2 rec 9 yds; season 177 rush 1260 yds 15 TDs, 18 rec 175 yds 2 TDs, 4 of 6 for 57 yds

Kalan Cantwell 6-2, 200 WR Bingham, Ut at Pleasant Grove, won 49-14, 5 rec 54 yds; season 15 rec 206 yds 2 TDs

Tanner Shipley 6-2 190, WR Willsonville, OR at Liberty, won 52-10, 1 of 2 for 62 yds TD, 10 rush 177 yds 2 TDs, 2 rec 17 yds, 1 tackle; season 118 rush 1263 yds 15 TDs, 12 rec 198 yds 2 TDs, 21 tackles, 2 PD, 9 ptn rtns 142 yds, 3 of 7 for 120 yds TD

Skyler Munson, 6-0, 175 WR Pleasant Grove, Ut vs. Bingham, lost 49-14, 4 rec 141 yds 2 TDs; season 41 rec 987 yds 13 Tds, 22 rush 43 yds 3 TDs, 4 ptn rtn 84 yds TD, 2 KO rtn 33 yds

Anthony Pierson 6-1, 185 WR Cooper, TX at Tascosa, won 42-0, 3 rec 81 yds, 1 rush 11 yds; season 19 rec 415 yds 4 TDs, 5 rush 19 yds

Brady Holt 6-6, 250 OL Riverton, Ut vs. American Fork, won 49-27, 2 tackles; season 38 tackles, 4 sacks

Weslee Moeai 6-2, 245 DE Pineview, Ut vs. Snow Canyon, won 30-13, 8 tackles; season 74 tackles, 2 sacks

Sione Sina 6-4, 250 DE College of San Mateo, Ca at San Francisco, lost 31-28, 1 tackle, 1 PBU; season 23 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 4.5 TFL/ 15 yds, 1 fum rec., 2 QBH, 2 PBU

Tutulupeata Mataele 6-3, 285 DT Mt. San Antonio JC, Ca (BYE) ; season 28 tackles, 6 sacks/ 53 yds, 9 TFL/ 64 yds, 3 FF, 6 QBH

Edwin Delva 6-3, 290 DT Antelope Valley CC, Ca vs. West LA, won 45-23, 4 tackles, 1 sack/ 9 yds, 2 TFL/ 10 yds; season 27 tackles, 3 sacks/ 21 yds, 8 TFL/ 40 yds, 4 QBH

Vilaketi Salakielu 6-4, 290 DT/OL Green Valley, NV vs. Rancho, won 68-0,

Caleb Newman 6-3, 225 DE Lynden, WA vs. Ferndale, won 49-14, ; season 3 rush 12 yds, 1 fum rec

Jeffrey Williams 6-2, 220 LB, Tualatin, OR at Century, won 27-20, 7 rec 107 yds 3 TDs; season 10 rush 31 yds 3 TDs, 8 rec 166 yds 4 TDs, 1 int

Tueni Lupeamanu 6-1, 230 LB, Herriman, Ut at Clearfield, won 50-7, 1 of 5 for 18 yds TD, 6 rush 88 yds, 4 tackles, 1 sack; season 73 of 126 for 1206 yds 12 TDs 4 ints, 67 rush 400 yds 6 TDs, 24 tackles, 2.5 sacks

Albet Tai, 6-0, 220 LB Riverton, Ut vs. American Fork, won 49-27, 8 tackles; season 101 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 int, 1 FF

Evan Colorito 6-4, 220 LB, Beaverton, OR at Sunset, lost 34-12, 1 rush 1 yd Td; season 20 rush 194 yds 4 TDs, 1 safety

Johnny Ragin 6-2, 200 DB/LB Wilsonville, OR at Liberty, won 52-10, 1 rush -5 yds; season 14 rush 150 yds, 7 rec 86 yds TD, 39 tackles, 6 sacks, 3 QBH, 1 PD, 1 fum rec, 1 FF

Tevita Lataimua 5-11, 240 LB College of San Mateo, at San Francisco, lost 31-28, 17 tackles, 2 sacks/ 2 yds, 2 TFL/3 yds; season 63 tackles, 5.5 sacks/ 17 yds, 9 TFL/ 29 yds, 2 PBU

Sam Baldwin 6-1, 175 DB Madison, Id at Highland, won 24-21, 1 rush -2 yds, 8 rec 55 yds; season 41 rec 483 yds 3 TDs, 27 rush 203 yds 5 TDs, 12 tackles, 1 sack

Jarveon Williams 5-10, 185 DB Judson, Tx vs. Smithson Valley, lost 45-14, 10 rush 36 yds, 1 rec 6 yds; season 112 rush 1138 yds 13 Tds, 13 rec 201 yds TD

Austin McChesney 6-1, 165 DB Lone Peak, Ut at Lehi, won 31-8, 1 rush 10 yds, 1 rec 20 yds; season 8 rush 21 yds TD, 15 rec 280 yds 3 TDs, 37 tackles, 1 ints, 1 PD, 1 FF

Jordan Preator 6-0, 180 Ath Freemont, Ut (BYE); season 29 rush 217 yds 3 TDs, 7 of 15 for 86 yds TD, 1 int, 15 tackles, 1 int 45 yds TD

Hagen Hutchinson 6-2, 180 Ath Stamford, Tx vs. Haskell, won 63-6, 14 of 18 for 288 yds 4 TDs, 5 rush 33 yds TD, 1 tackle; season 123 of 178 for 1633 yds 27 TDs 3 ints, 77 rush 697 yds 8 TDs, 40 tackles, 1 PD, 1 FF

Logan Lee 6-5, 205 Ath Madison, ID at Highland, won 24-21, 12 rec 158 yds TD; season 48 rec 609 yds 7 TDs, 3 tackles, 1 int/ 3 yds

Nate Jackson 5-11, 185 CB College of San Mateo, Ca at San Francisco, lost 31-28, 3 tackles; season 21 tackles, 1 TFL/ 3 yds, 1 PBU

2014 Recruits

Hayden Griffitts 6-1, 195 QB West Orange, FL vs. Apopka, lost 47-28, 21 of 39 for 249 yds 3 TDs, 2 ints; season 96 of 178 for 1341 yds 19 TDs 2 Ints

Sione Palelei 5-9, 190 RB East Ascension, LA at Catholic, lost 55-28, 8 rush 151 yds TD; season 1 FF, 82 rush 603 yds 11 Tds, 6 rec 215 yds 2 TDs

Ula Tolutau 6-0, 220 RB East, Ut at Logan, lost 51-34, 17 rush 83 yds; season 128 rush 1012 yds 9 Tds

Trey Quinn, 6-0, 186 WR, Barbe, LA vs. Sam Houston, won 49-7, 8 rec 150 yds TD; season 38 rec 884 yds 12 TDs, 1 rush 45 yds TD

Mack Richards 6-1, 190 WR Alta, Ut vs. Cottonwood, won 48-12, 2 rec 30 yds TD, 1 ptn rtn 6 yds; season 47 rec 670 yds 9 TDs, 21 rush 151 yds 3 TDs, 15 ptn rtns 193 yds, 15 KO rtns 248 yds TD

Matt Bushman 6-5, 200 TE Sabino, Az vs. Amphitheater, won 49-0, 4 rec 111 yds, 7 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 QBH; season 31 rec 831 yds 9 TDs, 35 tackles, 4 sacks, 2 QBH, 1 fum rec, 1 int/14 yds

Moe Ngungutau 6-2, 286 OL Trinity, Tx vs. Bell, won 27-9,

Tyler Luatua 6-3, 215 TE/DE La Mirada, Ca (BYE) ; season 29 rec 450 yds 6 TDs

Chanden Herring 6-6, 245 OL St. John’s, AZ vs. Alchesay, won 52-6,

Andrew Mike 6-7, 260 OL Sabino, Az vs. Amphitheater, won 49-0,

Trenton Noller 6-4, 310 OL Windsor, Co vs. Mountain View, won 35-0,

Austin Chambers 6-4, 290 Shawnee Mission West, KS vs. East, won 31-14,

Nifae Lealao 6-5, 270 DE Capital Christian, Ca vs. Mesa Verde, won 54-6, (no stats, DNP?); season 32 tackles, 1 sack, 2 FF, 2 Blk FGs

Uriah Leiataua 6-4, 265 DE, Dominguez, Ca at Gahr, won 31-3, ; season 2 sacks

David Moa 6-4, 230 DE, Kearny, Ca vs. Madison, lost 49-7, ; season 32 tackles, 1 sack, 3 FF, 2 Fum rec

Korey Rush 6-3, 250 DE, East Ut, at Logan, lost 51-34, 1.5 sacks; season 22 tackles, 9.5 sacks

Matt McDermand 6-6, 245 DT Moapa Valley, NV at Desert Pines, won 49-20, 3 tackles, 1 sack; season 43 tackles, 4 sacks

Willie Eteaki 6-2, 300 DT Skyview, WA at Battle Ground, won 42-7,

Mohelika Uasike 6-2, 260 DT L.D. Bell, Tx at Trinity, lost 27-9, 1 tackle; season 25 tackles, 1 sack

Eddie Ngungutau 6-2, 288 DT Trinity, Tx vs. Bell, won 27-9,

Bryan Mone 6-3, 255 DT/DE Highland, Ut, vs. Box Elder, won 9-7, 7 tackles; season 38 tackles, 1.5 sacks

Isaiah Kaufusi 6-2, 175 LB Brighton, Ut at Copper Hills, won 49-13, 1 rush 2 yds TD; season 19.5 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 int, 6 rec 154 yds 4 TDs, 1 rush 2 yds TD

Kyle Griffitts 6-2, 210 LB West Oragne, FL, vs. Apopka, lost 47-28, ; season 1 rec 45 yds TD

Nick Holman 6-3, 230 LB Bob Jones, Al vs. Buckhorn, won 35-7, ; season 1 TFL

Tyler Cook 6-3, 204 LB Vista Murrieta, Ca at Murrieta Valley, won 45-17, ; season 1 rec 3 yds TD, 31 tackles, 6 sacks, 10 QBH, 3 fum rec, 1 FF, 1 PD

Kavika Fonua 5-10, 170 DB Syracuse, Ut (BYE); season 12 rec 149 yds 2 TDs, 28 rush 300 yds 2 TDs, 62 tackles, 3 ints

J R Hunt 6-3, 180 S Chandler, Az at Gilbert, won 49-24, ; season 30 tackles, 1 int, 1 PD

Tanner Sanders 6-4, 185 ATH, Crescent Valley, OR vs. Silverton, lost 30-7, 15 of 34 for 263 yds TD 1 int, 3 rush 15 yds; season 84 of 164 for 1492 yds 6 TDs, 4 ints, 35 rush 284 yds, 1 rec 8 yds

Darius Harvey 5-11, 175, Ath Florida St High, Fl (BYE), ; season 39 of 88 for 464 yds 3 TDs, 3 ints, 32 rush 314 yds 2 TDs

2015 Recruits

Austin Kafentzis, 6-1, 190 QB, Jordan, Ut at West Jordan, won 48-37, 16 of 23 for 245 yds 4 TDs 1 int, 15 rush 79 yds TD; season 148 of 240 for 2116 yds 25 TDs 11 ints, 165 rush 1301 yds 16 TDs

(Note: The stats are from the deseretnews.com, maxpreps.com, scoringlive.com and various other newspaper articles, some times from interviews with the recruits themselves. Quite a few of the stats are obviously incomplete, but totals are just what I have found.)


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