The Latest from This Weekend

"Ofa, Ofa, Ofa..." was the chant that greeted 6-3, 320 pound Ofa Mohetau at the BYU vs UNLV basketball game last Thursday night. Mohetau and Brett Denney, who has already committed to the Cougars, were on campus for the start of their official visits. They were joined by Brian Soi, Dallas Reynolds, Jason Speredon, RJ Willing and Viliami Nauahi on Friday.

Soi and Reynolds have also given verbal commitments to the Cougars.

According to some reports, Mohetau, Soi and Reynolds were being hosted on their visits by Manaia Brown, Tafui Vakapuna and Jake Kuresa.

There is at least one report indicating that Brown injured his shoulder while the group was snowmobiling on Friday morning. The extent of the injury is not yet known.

Here is the latest on recruits that visited Jan. 17 and will visit Jan.24.

Ofa Mohetau...6-3, 320, OL...Still keeping his plan close to the vest. Will visit Miami next week and then likely make an announcement. We like the Cougars chances. Has visited ASU and Texas...Euless Trinity HS, TX.

Brian Soi...6-3, 295, DL...Despite continued contact from Pac 10 schools, Oregon in particular, Soi says he will still sign with the Cougars. Visited Oregon and USC...Timpview HS, UT.

Dallas Reynolds, 6-3, 305, OL...Will serve an LDS mission first, but will sign with the Cougars on Feb. 5...Timpview HS, UT.

Jason Speredon, 6-5, 270, OL...Committed early to BYU and still on board...Granger HS, UT.

Brett Denney, 6-3, 250, DL/TE...Committed last summer...Legacy HS, CO.

Viliami Nauah, 6-2, 205, DB...Has visited Hawaii and will visit Utah next week. Should come down to a decision between Warriors and Cougars.

RJ Willing, 6-5, 270, OL...This one is starting to get interesting. Depending on the report you read, Willing will either sign with Washington or BYU. He visited Provo this past weekend was set to visit Utah next week and Hawaii on Jan 31, but according to a UW web site, has now cancelled the trips to Utah and Hawaii.

The issue for Willing is an LDS mission. Utah, Oregon and Utah have agreed to let him play a year as a frosh and then leave on a mission. Washington wanted him to complete his eligibility and then go.

According to a UW web site report, Willing told them before he left for Provo that he had decided to not serve a mission until after he plays four years of football.

Washington now thinks they will sign him and that he will announce his decision on Sunday or Monday.

BYU made their pitch this past weekend. Gary Crowton is slated for an in-home visit next week in Hawaii with Willing.

Speaking of in-home visits, before arriving in Provo, Willing had a full house. Monday afternoon, Mike Tuiasosopo, Utah's new defensive line coach came to visit. Monday night, Lance Reynolds made an appearance and on Wednesday, Mike Belloti, Oregon's head coach, came by for a chat.

We shall see.

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