It was a pretty quiet week for Cougar commits around the country, with a few notable exceptions. Jackson McChesney and Lone Peak (7-1) continue to dominate, and McChesney got on the board twice this week with a 3-yard run and an 89 yard kickoff return. Central Valley (WA) kicker Ryan Rehkow also had an outstanding performance with a 39 yard field goal and five PATs as the Bears took down Ferris. Also getting onto the scoreboard were Ben Bywater (5-yard run), Donovan Hanna (69 yard reception), and Cameron Latu (9-yard reception). 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 (2-4, 2-1) defeated Creekview 35-14. Baker is out for the season with a knee injury.
- TJ Buchanan (WR, Elgin HS, @BeastTj3). The Elgin Wildcats (1-5, 1-3) had a bye this week. Season totals: 27 rushes for 151 yards, 4 TDs; two 2PT conversions; 29 receptions for 371 yards, 2 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 (7-1, 4-0) defeated Murray 41-2. Bywater had a five yard touchdown run. Season totals: 87 carries for 452 yards and six TDs; 9 receptions for 74 yards; 46 tackles, 1 sack.
- Donovan Hanna (TE/DT, American Leadership Academy; @donnyd119). The ALA Patriots (7-1, 3-0) defeated Joy Christian on the road 42-0. Hanna had a 69 yard touchdown reception and a solo tackle. 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 (7-1, 5-0) defeated Lehi 41-14 on the road. Hanneman recorded no stats. Season totals: 10 tackles
- Bentley Hanshaw (TE/DE, Moorpark HS; @BentleyHanshaw). Moorpark (5-1, 0-0) defeated Agoura 42-31. Hanshaw had 9 receptions for 75 yards. Season stats: 21 receptions for 319 yards, 6 TDS.
- Tongi Langi (DB, Bingham HS; @Big_Tuna24). Bingham (8-0) defeated Taylorsville 52-7. 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 (7-1, 5-0) defeated Lehi 41-14 on the road. Lewis recorded no stats. Season totals: 1 sack
- Jackson McChesney (RB, Lone Peak HS, @jackson21cheese). Lone Peak (7-1, 5-0) defeated Lehi 41-14 on the road. McChesney had a 3-yard touchdown run and an 89-yard kickoff return for another touchdown. He finished the game with nine carries for 68 yards and a touchdown, one reception for seven yards, and the kickoff return. 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 (5-1, 2-0) defeated Ferris 38-17. Rehkow had five PATs and a 39-yard field goal. Season Totals: 5-9 field goals (long of 49 yards), 14-14 PATs, 26 punts for 1190 yards, long 64, 13 inside the 20
- Isaac Rex (TE, San Clemente HS, @Isaac_Rex1). San Clemente (4-2, 0-0) had a bye week. 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 (4-0, 2-0) had a bye week. Season Totals: No stats
Class of 2018 commits
- Campbell Barrington (OT/DE, University HS; @Campbel33563194). The University Titans (2-4, 0-2) defeated North Central 10-8. 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 (6-1, 1-1) suffered their first loss of the season, a 28-14 road loss to Reed. Kaho saw some time under center and was 6-8 passing for 43 yards and an INT. He carried the rock 17 times for 120 yards and had two solo tackles. 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 (5-2) defeated American Fork 30-10. Kump had one tackle. Season Totals: 14 tackles, 1 sack
- Cameron Latu (DE/TE, Olympus HS). Olympus (7-1, 4-0) defeated Murray 41-2. Cameron had a nine yard touchdown reception. Season totals: 6 receptions for 79 yards; 43 tackles; eight sacks
- Nathan Latu (DE, Olympus HS; @LatuNathan). Olympus (7-1, 4-0) defeated Murray 41-2. Nat’s stats have not yet been recorded. Season totals: 11 tackles, 1 sack
- Sekope Lutu Latu (K/P/TE, Kahuku HS; @LatuSekope). The Red Raiders (7-1, 6-0) had the week off as they prepare for the playoffs. They won the Oahu Interscholastic Association Division I Blue title and will face Leilehua this weekend after a first round bye. 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 (5-1, 2-1) suffered their first defeat of the season, losing a heartbreaker 41-40 in overtime to Serra on the road. Manoa’s stats are not yet available. Season Totals: 20 tackles (8 solo, 12 assisted); 5.0 TFL; 5.0 sack; 2 QBH; one safety
- Connor Pay (OT/DT, Lone Peak HS; @cpay73). Lone Peak (7-1, 5-0) defeated Lehi 41-14 on the road. Season Totals: No stats.
- Jacob Smith (OT, Rosemount HS; @jesmith4530). The Irish (5-1, 5-1) fell to Farmington 28-17 for their first loss on the season. Smith recorded no stats. Season Totals: No stats
Class of 2019 commits
- CJ Alatini (DE, Orem HS; @AlatiniCj). Orem (2-6) defeated Timpanogos 21-7. Alatani’s stats are not yet available. Season totals: No stats
- Tausili Fiatoa (DE, Orem HS). Orem (2-6) defeated Timpanogos 21-7. Fiatoa’s stats are not yet available. Season totals: No stats
- Siaki “Apu” Ika (DT/OL, East HS, @Jackfish801). East (8-0) defeated Box Elder 41-24, and are currently ranked No. 24 in the national rankings. Ika recorded no stats. Season totals: No stats.