BYU Holds Junior Day And Gets Another Commit

About 150 high school prospects made their way to BYU's campus on Friday to go through various drills, while getting to know the university and its program better. A lot of the names were familiar, while some unknowns came out to show their wares. The big news, however, was the program garnering another verbal commitment the night before.

Cougar coaches received a verbal commitment late last night from Jesse Taufi. Taufi is a 6-foot-5-inch, 300-pound offensive lineman who currently plays for Long Beach Community College. Taufi has a lot of family at BYU, which in no doubt helped securing his commitment. He is the cousin of Cougar defensive lineman Russell Tialavea. TBS will have much more on Taufi over the weekend.

Meanwhile, Junior Day brought out about 150 high school athletes. The day saw these prospects meet with the coaching staff before heading to the Indoor Practice Facility to go through various drills after breaking into groups for their respective positions.

Some of the notable names there included current commits Austin Holt and Justin Sorensen from Bingham High School. Holt and Sorensen were accompanied by teammates such as Iona Pritchard and Derek Tuimauga, among others.

Jordan High standouts Cody Raymond and Sausan Shakerin were also in attendance. The cornerbacks were well-represented, with Cougar commit Cameron Comer working out with the team, along with West High's Garrett Nicholson. Nicholson is intent on committing before the start of the football season.

Other local recruits in attendance were receiver/linebacker Jake Murphy, John Martinez from Cottonwood high, David Kruger from nearby Timpanogas, Craig Bills and Xavier Suafilo from Timpview, and Kendric Moeai and Sealver Siliga from Copper Hills, among others.

Two notable wide receiver recruits were there, as Mark Urbina from Canyon High School in California made his way to the one-day event along with Tyler Haws from Lone Peak. If Haws chooses to play football over basketball, he could prove to be one of the better wide receiver recruits out of the state of Utah.

The notable quarterbacks in attendance were Devin Combs and Kevin Prince, who both hail from California. Combs plays for Oakdale High School. Meanwhile, Prince plays for Crespi Carmelite High School, the same school that Sione Fua, who BYU recruited hard two years ago, attended. Prince holds five offers, with those offers coming from Air Force, San Diego State, Utah, Wyoming and Nevada. Word is that Prince will likely be offered by BYU if they choose to allocate a scholarship to a quarterback for this year's class.

TBS will have more on the proceedings of Junior Day in the coming days.


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