BYU football: Prep Tracker, Week 1

prep_trackerAbout half of BYU’s 24 verbal commitments kicked off their football seasons this past weekend.  Notable performances include touchdowns by Tongi Langi (60 yard punt return) and Jackson McChesney (one yard rush).  Game summaries for all commits are listed below.

Class of 2017 commits (listed alphabetically)

The Class of 2017 currently has 12 verbal commitments with five commits from Utah, two in California, two in Arizona, and one in Washington, Texas, and Georgia.  High school football started last weekend for the five commits in Utah as well as Tanner Baker in Georgia.

Class of 2018 commits

The Class of 2018 already has nine verbal commitments.  To put that in perspective, last football season we only had one early commit for the Class of 2017 (Jackson McChesney).

  • Campbell Barrington (OT/DE, University HS; @Campbel33563194). The Titans open their season on September 2nd at Sandpoint (ID).
  • Ale Kaho (RB/LB, Reno HS; @Brandonkah0). The Huskies open their season this Saturday vs. Stagg (Stockton, CA). Season Totals:
  • Jaren Kump (OL/DL, Herriman HS; @jarenkump68). Herriman started their season off with a 26-16 victory over Brighton. Kump had six tackles in the game. Season Totals: six total tackles (0 solo, 6 assisted)
  • Cameron Latu (DE/TE, Olympus HS). Olympus opened their season with a 28-8 victory over Cottonwood. Latu’s stats are not yet available.  Season totals:
  • Nathan Latu (DE, Olympus HS; @LatuNathan). Olympus opened their season with a 28-8 victory over Cottonwood. Latu’s stats are not yet available. Season totals:
  • Sekope Lutu Latu (K/P, Kahuku HS; @LatuSekope). The Red Raiders have actually already played two football games. On August 12th they defeated Leilehua 49-15.  They followed that up with a victory over Alea (50-7) this past weekend.  Stats for Lutu Latu are not yet available. Season Totals:
  • Tyler Manoa (DT/T, Saint Francis HS; @tylermanoa). The Lancers will open their season on Friday vs. Oak Grove.  Season Totals:
  • Connor Pay (OT/DT, Lone Peak HS; @cpay73). Lone Peak defeated Bountiful 31-13 in their home opener. Pay did not record any stats. Season Totals:
  • Jacob Smith (OT, Rosemount HS; @jesmith4530). The Irish kick off their season on September 1st at White Bear Lake. Season Totals:

Class of 2019 commits

The Class of 2019 currently has three future Cougs, and all three were in action this weekend.

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