Recruiting Profile: DL Stanley Raass (Class of 2023)

UPDATE: Raass broke his commitment to BYU on November 9, 2022 and re-opened his recruitment.  Gave verbal committed to the University of Utah. 


Stanley Raass committed to play for BYU football (Class of 2023) March 7, 2022, as reported on Instagram:


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Raass is a 6-foot-1 290 pound offensive and defensive lineman that preps at Skyridge High School (Lehi, Utah).  He has started since his freshman season and has recorded 37 tackles (18 solo), with three quarterback hurries, two fumble recoveries, 14 tackles for loss, and five sacks in his three years on defense (MaxPreps).

Raass is rated 3-stars by 247Sports (80), who rate him the no. 26 overall recruit from Utah for the Class of 2023. He holds scholarship offers from Dixie State, Morgan State, Oregon State, Washington State, and Weber State with interest from UCLA.  He is the son of former BYU defensive lineman John Raass (1993-95) and the nephew of his father’s twin–Stan Raass, who also played for the Cougs (1994-95).  His older brother Ioholani plays for UCLA.

BYU Insider: Why did you choose BYU?
Raass:  I felt it was the right place for me.  BYU is a great fit because of the coaching staff, Utah being my home state, the amazing academics, and as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints I’ll fit right in with everyone around me.

BYU Insider: What other schools were showing you love in the recruiting process?
Raass:  Oregon State and Washington State

BYU Insider: What are some of your favorites?
Raass:  Avengers and Transformers movies, the Percy Jackson books series, and I love pancakes  or Portuguese sausage, eggs and rice.

BYU Insider: What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
Raass:  My dad says “work hard now and reap the fruit of your rewards later in life.”


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