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Get to Know BYU’s Visiting Recruits

There are only 5 days left until National Signing Day! In preparation for the big recruiting visit beginning today at BYU, I thought it would be helpful to run through a list of the players that could be on campus this weekend. For each recruit, I’ve provided: name and pronunciation (in an effort to help the ROC and anyone else who may come across the recruits on campus), a photo, and the player’s current status and likelihood of signing with BYU (just my opinion). If you see the recruits on campus, please welcome them by name and wish them luck with their decision.

Let’s start by reviewing the players committed to BYU that are expected be on campus this weekend:

The Commits

Skyler Southam, K, 6’0″, 175 lbs, Heber City, UTAbout: Considered by some to be the #1 Kicker in the 2016 class; attended Wasatch H.S.
Status: SOLID COMMIT (100%). Committed to BYU in June 2014, will serve a mission to Chile & return for the 2018 season

Jaren Hall, QB, 6’1″, 185 lbs, Mapleton, UT

About: Threw for 5000+ yards and 52 TDs in his H.S. career at Maple Mountain H.S., son of former BYU RB Kalin Hall
Status: SOFT COMMIT (70%). Committed to BYU in October 2014; receiving late attention from Utah; Signing Day decision; Mission first

Aleva Hifo (uh-LEHV-uh HEE-foe), WR, 5’10”, 175 lbs, Menifee, CA

About: Scored 24 touchdowns through H.S., had 555 rush yards and 1141 receiving yards; also returned kickoffs
Status: SOLID COMMIT (100%). Committed to BYU in February 2015, expected to play in 2016

Jonah Trinnaman, WR, 6’0″, 185 lbs, American Fork, UT

About: Caught 67 passes for 1108 yards and 14 TDs in 2 seasons at Snow College; returned 18 kicks for 588 yards and 1 TD; attended American Fork H.S.
Status: SOLID COMMIT (100%). Committed to BYU in June 2015; visited Utah last weekend but has since reaffirmed his commitment; will play in 2016

Hank Tuipulotu (too-ee-poo-LOW-too), TE, 6’2″, 225 lbs, Fort Mill, SC

About: Finished H.S. with 3,463 receiving yards and 27 TDs including 1725 yards and 9 TDs in 2015; son of former BYU RB Peter Tuipulotu
Status: COMMIT (90%). Committed to BYU in July 2015; late attention from South Carolina; expected to stick with BYU; Mission first

Drew Jensen, SS, 6’2″, 190 lbs, Salt Lake City, UT

About: Played QB and Safety at Brighton H.S. (teammates with Jackson Kaufusi & Simi Fehoko)
Status: SOLID COMMIT (100%). Committed to BYU in July 2015; will serve a mission to Argentina and return for the 2018 season

Max Tooley, SS, 6’2″, 190 lbs, Bountiful, UT

About: Recorded 148 tackles, 2 sacks and 5 INTs at Bountiful H.S.
Status: COMMIT (90%). Committed to BYU in September 2015; visited Utah last weekend but held firm to BYU commitment; expected to serve mission after 2016 season

Lisala Tai, OT, 6’7″, 300 lbs, Hawthorne, CA

About: Raw prospect with not much football experience, played OL/DL for Hawthorne H.S.; teammate of Jaylen Morgan
Status: SOLID COMMIT (100%). Committed to BYU last Monday; Mission first

Jackson Kaufusi, OLB, 6’2″, 205 lbs, Brighton, UT

About: Had 155 tackles at Brighton H.S.; father Jeff played football at Utah; brother Isaiah signed with BYU in 2014
Status: SOLID COMMIT (100%). Committed to BYU on Tuesday; Mission first

Continue reading to learn about the uncommitted players rumored to be in Provo this weekend…

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  1. Robert

    January 29, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    Just a heads up that Morgan’s and Latu’s measurements and hometowns are mixed up. Great info and insight though.

  2. Chris Allen

    January 29, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    Great stuff Brandon! Always hard to keep up on everything with recruiting. Here’s to lots of excitement and happy surprises on Wednesday!

  3. Brandon Jones

    January 29, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    Fixed. That was weird. Thanks!

  4. jimbean

    January 29, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    no pookie maka?

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