Getting to know incoming BYU football signee, 3-star ATH Jovesa Damuni (Class of 2021)

Jovesa Damuni is a BYU football signee for the Class of 2021, committing to the Cougs back in July 2020 and signing on December 16, 2020. 

Damuni is a 5-foot-11 180 pound cornerback that prepped at Ridgeline High School (Millville, Utah).  As a senior he had seven carries for 33 yards and, 44 receptions for 806 yards and seven touchdowns (MaxPreps). On defense he had 15 solo tackles and an interception. He was named to the Utah 4A All-State first team as a wide receiver, and the second-team as a defensive back.  He was also a first-team selection to the All-Region and All-Valley teams. Damuni also lettered in track and played on the basketball team.

As a junior Damuni rushed 176 times for 835 yards and 12 touchdowns, caught 44 passes for 401 yards and three scores, and returned three kickoffs for 72 yards.

Damuni is rated 3-stars (0.8150) by 247Sports. Who rank him the no. 25 overall prospect from the Utah class of 2021. He has seen recruiting interest from Nevada and New Mexico, with scholarship offers from BYU and Utah State.  Damuni will be serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Santiago Chile and will join the Cougs on scholarship for the 2023 season.  Damuni is cousins with fellow BYU commit Raider Damuni, and the actual nephew of BYU’s recruiting coordinator Jack Damuni.  His brother Levani Damuni is a linebacker for Stanford.

I caught up with Damuni to ask him about his recruiting.

BYU Insider: Why did you choose BYU?

Damuni:  I just love the environment there and the feeling I get on gamedays is just unreal.  I’ve been around a lot of college football and there’s definitely a different feel to gamedays at BYU.

BYU Insider: What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

Damuni:  My coach Travis Cox always tells me that “preparation is a big part of success.”

BYU Insider: Who is a current player that you seek to emulate on the field?

Damuni:  Chris Olave (WR, Ohio State).  That dude is a beast.

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