Prep Tracker, Week 9: BYU adds 12th commit to class of 2017

prep_trackerLast 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)

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

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