As the final weekend concludes ahead of national signing day on Wednesday, BYU football is putting in their final pitches to recruits who can help fill gaps for the team.
And it’s working.
The cougs added three commitments on Sunday from under-the-radar recruits Porter Small, Cole Clement, and Chika Ebunoha.
Porter Small (DE, Springville HS)
Porter Small (DE, Springville HS, UT) is a 3-star recruit that turned down scholarships to Southern Utah, Dixie State, and Weber State to walk-on at BYU. His senior year was impressive as he recorded 84 tackles, 22 tackles for loss, and 15 sacks for the 5A runners up. He was the All-Valley defensive MVP, Region 9 defensive line MVP, and a first-team All-state selection. He plans on serving an LDS mission and joining the Cougars in 2024.
Beyond blessed to have the opportunity to continue my education and football career at Brigham Young University!!! Thank you @coachtuiaki and @CoachPHadley for believing in me! Let’s go Cougs!!! @BYUFBRecruiting @kalanifsitake @rakoto10 @ValetiTevita @AlphaRecruits15 pic.twitter.com/sE0mOFu9w3
— Porter Small (@PorterSmall54) January 27, 2022
Cole Clement (TE, Springville HS)
Cole Clement (ATH, Springville HS, Utah) also had an offer to SUU but turned it down to walk-on for the Cougs. The 6-foot-4 tight end/outside linebacker had 41 receptions for 760 yards and nine touchdowns in 2021. On defense he had 82 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, three sacks, and five interceptions including one pick six. Clement was also a 5A first-team All-State selection.
— Cole Clement (@ColeClement8) January 31, 2022
Chika Ebunoha (WR/DB, Marana HS)
Charles “Chika” Ebunoha (WR/DB, Tucson, AZ) had 28 receptions for 481 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior. He is a speedster, having recorded a 4.42 forty time in practice and competing in eight different events for the track team. He projects as a defensive back for the Cougs.
Expect BYU to continue to add a few more pieces to their stellar Class of 2022 over the next few days.