Last night BYU received its 12th verbal commitment for the Class of 2017 in California wide receiver Keenan Ellis. Ellis exploded onto the scene early this prep season averaging over 100 yards per game receiving in his first three games. He has been out of action since then with an undisclosed injury, so he recorded no stats this week. Look for his profile and getting to know you interview tomorrow.
Notable performances for the remaining BYU commitments this week came from TJ Buchanan (80 yards receiving and a TD), Ben Bywater (59 yards rushing and 11 tackles), Jaren Kump (4 tackles and a sack), and Cameron Latu (2 receptions and five tackles). Game summaries for each of the Cougar commits are listed below.
Class of 2017 commits (listed alphabetically)
- Tanner Baker (TE/DE, Alatoona HS, @TBAKE32). Allatoona (3-4, 3-1) defeated Sprayberry (yes, that’s really the name of a high school) 42-10. Baker is out for the season with a knee injury.
- TJ Buchanan (WR, Elgin HS, @BeastTj3). The Elgin Wildcats (2-5, 2-3) came off their bye week with a 34-27 victory over their rivals Bastrop. Tariq had five receptions for 80 yards and a touchdown. Season totals: 27 rushes for 151 yards, 4 TDs; two 2PT conversions; 34 receptions for 451 yards, 3 TDs; 12 KR for 160 yards; 4 PRs for 66 yards; 8 total tackles (6 solo, 2 assisted); 2 punts for 37 yards.
- Ben Bywater (ATH, Olympus HS, @benbywater5). Olympus (8-1, 5-0) defeated Skyline 31-14 to remain undefeated in region play. Bywater had 15 carries for 59 yards and 11 tackles. Season totals: 112 carries for 645 yards and six TDs; 9 receptions for 74 yards; 69 tackles, 1 sack.
- Donovan Hanna (TE/DT, American Leadership Academy; @donnyd119). The ALA Patriots (7-1, 3-0) had a bye this week. Season totals: 29 receptions for 574 yards, five TDs; one carry for three yards; 11 tackles (6 solo, 5 assisted); 2 TFL; 1 sack; 4 punts for 114 yards.
- Ammon Hannemann (S, Lone Peak HS; @Ammon_Hann1). Lone Peak (8-1, 6-0) defeated Woods Cross 30-0. Hanneman had a seven yard reception and four tackles. Season totals: 14 tackles; one reception for 7 yards
- Bentley Hanshaw (TE/DE, Moorpark HS; @BentleyHanshaw). Moorpark (6-1, 0-0) defeated Camarillo 42-35. Hanshaw had seven receptions for 65 yards. Season stats: 28 receptions for 384 yards, 6 TDS.
- Tongi Langi (DB, Bingham HS; @Big_Tuna24). Bingham (9-0) defeated Jordan 58-40 in their closest game so far this season. Bingham remained at No. 17 in the national rankings (Real Prep Nation). Langi’s stats are not yet available. Season Totals: 1 punt return for 60 yards, 1 TD
- Preston Lewis (DE/LB, Lone Peak HS, @plewis_8). Lone Peak (8-1, 6-0) defeated Woods Cross 30-0. Lewis recorded no stats. Season totals: 1 sack
- Jackson McChesney (RB, Lone Peak HS, @jackson21cheese). Lone Peak (8-1, 6-0) defeated Woods Cross 30-0. McChesney recorded no stats. Season totals: 74 carries for 514 yards, 8 TDs; 16 receptions for 211 yards; 89 yard kickoff return for a TD.
- Ryan Rehkow (K, Central Valley HS; @r_rehkow24). The Central Valley Bears (6-1, 3-0) defeated Lewis & Clark 20-3. Rehkow went 2-of-3 on PATs. Season Totals: 5-9 field goals (long of 49 yards), 16-17 PATs, 26 punts for 1190 yards, long 64, 13 inside the 20
- Isaac Rex (TE, San Clemente HS, @Isaac_Rex1). San Clemente (5-2, 1-0) defeated Tesoro 41-3. Rex has been out since week three with a knee injury, but is expected to be back in time for the playoffs. Season stats: 7 receptions for 82 yards, 1 TD
- Seth Willis (OL, Newtown HS; @seth_willy). The Nighthawks (5-0, 2-0) defeated Bethel 47-0. Season Totals: No stats
Class of 2018 commits
- Campbell Barrington (OT/DE, University HS; @Campbel33563194). The University Titans (2-5, 0-3) fell to Ferris 35-6. Barrington is out for the season, with a chipped bone on his femur. Season Totals: No stats
- Brandon Ale Kaho (RB/LB, Reno HS; @Brandonkah0). The Reno Huskies (7-1, 2-1) defeated North Valleys 63-15. Kaho’s stats not yet available. Season Totals: 74 carries for 515 yards and 11 TDs; 6 receptions for 78 yards and 1 TD; 7-11 passing for 60 yards and an INT; 14 tackles (13 solo, 1 assisted); 2.0 TFL; 2 INT; punt; 4 PATs
- Jaren Kump (OL/DL, Herriman HS; @jarenkump68). Herriman (5-3) fell to Lehi 27-20. Kump had four tackles and a sack. Season Totals: 18 tackles, 2 sacks
- Cameron Latu (DE/TE, Olympus HS). Olympus (8-1, 5-0) defeated Skyline 31-14 to remain undefeated in region play. Cameron had two receptions for 28 yards and five tackles. Season totals: 10 receptions for 119 yards, 1 TD; 52 tackles; eight sacks
- Nathan Latu (DE, Olympus HS; @LatuNathan). Olympus (8-1, 5-0) defeated Skyline 31-14 to remain undefeated in region play. Nate had two tackles. Season totals: 16 tackles, 1 sack
- Sekope Lutu Latu (K/P/TE, Kahuku HS; @LatuSekope). The Red Raiders (8-1, 6-0) started their playoff run with a 63-0 beat down over Leilehua. Latu’s stats not yet available. Season Totals: four receptions for 102 yards, 1 TD; 6-6 on field goals (long of 20); kickoffs
- Tyler Manoa (DT/T, Saint Francis HS; @tylermanoa). The Lancers (6-1, 3-1) defeated Archbishop Mitty 42-0. Manoa’s stats are not yet available. Season Totals: 25 tackles (10 solo, 15 assisted); 6.0 TFL; 5.0 sack; 5 QBH; one safety
- Connor Pay (OT/DT, Lone Peak HS; @cpay73). Lone Peak (8-1, 6-0) defeated Woods Cross 30-0. Season Totals: No stats.
- Jacob Smith (OT, Rosemount HS; @jesmith4530). The Irish (6-1, 6-1) defeated Burnsville 21-0. Smith recorded no stats. Season Totals: No stats
Class of 2019 commits
- CJ Alatini (DE, Orem HS; @AlatiniCj). Orem (3-6) defeated Skyridge 24-14. Alatani’s stats are not yet available. Season totals: No stats
- Tausili Fiatoa (DE, Orem HS). Orem (3-6) defeated Skyridge 24-14. Fiatoa’s stats are not yet available. Season totals: No stats
- Siaki “Apu” Ika (DT/OL, East HS, @Jackfish801). East (9-0) defeated Highland 31-13, and are currently ranked No. 24 in the national rankings. Ika recorded no stats. Season totals: No stats.