The following is a list of commitments, signees, enrollees, and walk-ons for the BYU football Class of 2016. Click on the players name to go to their complete player profiles which list high school playing statistics, 40 meter times and other measurables, scholarship offers and interest, links to relevant articles, etc.
The BYU football Class of 2016 has an overall rank of no. 49 by 247Sports.
High School signees (23)
The Class of 2016 consists of 23 signed commits coming straight from high school. Those include enrollees from Utah (10), California (8), South Carolina (1), Arkansas (1), Washington (1), Colorado (1), and Hawaii (1).
- Troy Warner (San Marcos, CA). 4-star cornerback (0.9007)
- Max Tooley (Bountiful, UT). 3-star safety (0.8608)
- Jaren Hall (Spanish Fork, UT). 3-star quarterback (0.8549)
- Drew Jensen (Salt Lake City, UT). 3-star safety (0.8516)
- Keenan Pili (Provo, UT). 3-star linebacker (0.8465)
- Skyler Southam (Heber City, UT). 3-star kicker (0.8457)
- Keanu Saleapaga (La Mirada, CA). 3-star defensive end (0.8416)
- Alema Pilimai (Tustin, CA). 3-star athlete (0.8405)
- Darius McFarland (Brigham City, UT). 3-star defensive end (0.8366). Entered transfer portal December 14, 2020.
- Jackson Kaufusi (Salt Lake City, UT). 3-star linebacker (0.8335). Transferred to University of Utah December 25, 2019.
- Hirkley Latu (Kahuku, HI). 3-star linebacker (0.8287). Went on LDS mission to Atlanta, Georgia (2016-2017) and joined the Cougs for the 2018 season. Played in 2018 and 2020 seasons.
- Aleva Hifo (Brentwood, CA). 3-star cornerback (0.8267).
- Freddy Livai (Fontana, CA). 3-star defensive end (0.8246).
- Sione Finau (Spanish Fork, UT). 3-star running back (0.8232).
- Lisala Tai (Hawthorne, CA). 3-star offensive tackle (0.8219). Signed with BYU but then served an LDS mission to Houston and attended Snow College on his return. Tai played for Snow in 2020-2021 and then re-signed with BYU for the 2022 season.
- Solofa Funa (Salt Lake City, UT). 3-star linebacker (0.8096).
- Hank Tuipulotu (Fort Mill, SC). 3-star tight end (0.8083).
- Caden Haws (Little Rock, AR). 2-star offensive lineman (0.7958)
- Clark Barrington (Spokane, WA). 2-star offensive tackle (0.7917).
- Chris Wilcox (Corona, CA). 2-star safety (0.7857).
- Atunaisa Mahe (West Jordan, UT). 2-star defensive tackle (0.7731).
- JT Gentry (Littleton, CO). 2-star offensive tackle (0.7709).
- Isaiah Armstrong (Redlands, CA). Not rated cornerback
Transfer Portal and JUCO signees (5)
BYU had five students join them from other colleges, two from Snow Junior College, two from Southern Utah University, and one from Scottsdale Community College.
- Handsome Tanielu (Snow College). 4-star defensive tackle (0.8903)
- Jonah Trinnaman (Snow College). 3-star wide receiver (0.8743).
- Andrew Eide (Southern Utah; Orem, UT). 2-star offensive tackle. Graduate transfer.
- Keyan Norman (Southern Utah; Highland, UT). 2-star center. Graduate transfer.
- Beau Tanner (Scottsdale CC; Gilbert, AZ). Not rated wide receiver. Transferred in 2013 prior to serving LDS mission to El Salvador. Played for the Cougs from 2016-2019.
BYU had four players join them as walk-ons or preferred walk-ons.