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BYU football recruiting: News feed for 2016 commitments, offers, and other news

A running blog of BYU's 2016 football recruiting efforts, made as a companion to the 2016 big board and interactive map.

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This is a running blog of recruiting news for BYU's 2016 class. This page will act as a news wire for recruiting news relative to the 2016 class and will reflect closely with changes/updates to the 2016 big board and interactive map. Refer to the big board/map for a full list of 2016 prospects and their status, including their profiles and highlight videos.

RUNNING BLOG OF CHANGES TO BIG BOARD (AND OTHER NEWS)

9/22/2015
*Commit*
2* RB Wayne Taulapapa (Honolulu, HI - Punahou HS) commits to BYU

9/16/2015
*Commit*
4* S Troy Warner (San Marcos, CA - Mission Hills HS) commits to BYU
*Commit* 3* LB/S Max Tooley (Bountiful, UT - Bountiful HS) commits to BYU

9/13/2015
*Commit*
3* QB Keaton Torre (South Jordan, UT - Bingham HS) commits to BYU

August 2015

8/24/2015
BYU offer 4* S Troy Warner (San Marcos, CA - Mission Hills HS) decommits from Oregon

8/12/2015
Full list of ratings updates

8/8/2015
*Commit*
3* LB Keenan Pili (Provo, UT - Timpview HS) commits to BYU

July 2015

7/28/2015
5* JC OL Garett Bolles (Snow College), former BYU commit, cuts BYU from consideration
3* BYU offer JC DL Handsome Tanielu (Snow College) commits to Utah

7/19/2015
4* WR Simi Fehoko (Salt Lake City, UT - Brighton HS) commits to Stanford

7/10/2015
*Commit*
3* ATH Drew Jensen (Salt Lake City, UT - Brighton HS) commits to BYU

7/6/2015
BYU offer 3* ATH Cole Fotheringham commits to Utah.

7/4/2015
*Commit* TE/WR Hank Tuipulotu (Fort Mill, SC - Nation Ford HS) commits to BYU

June 2015

6/28/2015
BYU offers OL Tobe Okafor (Portland, OR - Central Catholic HS)

6/26/2015
*Commit* 3* DL Wayne Irons Tei-Autagavia Kirby (Pocatello, ID - Highland HS) commits to BYU

6/23/2015
JC WR Jonah Trinnaman (American Fork, UT - Snow College) makes commitment to BYU official

6/22/2015
3* S Hirkley Latu (Kahuku, HI) decommits from BYU.

6/20/2015
BYU offers RB Amarii Keyes (Mesa, AZ - Skyline HS)

6/5/2015
*Commit* 3* DE Darius McFarland (Brigham City, UT - Box Elder HS) commits to BYU
*Commit* JC WR Jonah Trinnaman (American Fork, UT - Snow College) reported to be solid verbal

6/4/2015
BYU offers 3* OL Keenan Murphy (Crosby, TX - Crosby HS)

May 2015

5/31/2015
BYU offers 3* WR Audie Omotosho (Plano, TX - Plano East HS)

5/25/2015
BYU offer 3* RB Zion Echols commits to Cal

5/22/2015
3* QB Nick Starkel added as interest

5/21/2015
*Commit:* 3* LB/DE Freddy Livai (Fontana, CA) commits to BYU

5/20/2015
BYU offer 4* RB Sean McGrew (Bellflower, CA) commits to Washington

5/15/2015
BYU offer 4* DL Boss Tagaloa (Concord, CA) cuts BYU from consideration

5/5/2015
*BYU commit 4* OL Garett Bolles (Snow College) decommits from BYU*
BYU offer P Drue Chrisman (Cincinnati, OH) commits to Ohio State
BYU target CB Devron Davis (Merced College) commits to Louisville

April 2015

4/30/2015
UPDATED RATINGS (247Sports Composite)

Rated
BYU offer OL Carter Hartmann rated 79.00 (2 stars)

Upgraded
BYU commit OL Garrett Bolles upgraded to 94.00 and #2 overall JC prospect
BYU commit QB Jaren Hall upgraded to 84.07
BYU offer OL Chris Owens upgraded to 92.82
BYU offer DE Maxs Tupai upgraded to 91.10

Downgraded
BYU offer WR Simi Fehoko downgraded to 90.53
BYU offer QB Keaton Torre downgraded to 86.41

4/29/2015
*Commit*: DT Atunaisa Mahe (West Jordan, UT) has committed to BYU

4/23/2015
BYU offers 2* ATH Jaylen Morgan, Hawthorne HS (Hawthorne, CA)

4/22/2015
4* WR Simi Fehoko (Salt Lake City, UT) includes BYU in his Top 5 (with Michigan, Stanford, Utah, and Washington).

4/20/2015
WR Jonah Trinnaman (Snow College) seems pretty committed. Soft Verbal?

4/16/2015
3* OL Nate Herbig, St. Louis HS (Honolulu, HI) added as interest

4/11/2015
BYU offers 3* OL Toleafoa Sean Auwae, Kapolei HS (Kapolei, HI)

4/3/2015
BYU offer 3* S Troy Warner commits to Oregon

March 2015

3/30/2015
*Commit*: ATH Solofa Funa (Spanish Fork, UT) has committed to BYU per his Twitter bio
BYU offer 3* OL Tucker Scott commits to Utah

3/25/2015
BYU offer 3* QB Keaton Torre decommits from Louisville
OL offer Paul Finau rated 80.17 (3 stars) on 247Sports composite.

3/24/2015
BYU interest ATH Demetric Felton commits to UCLA.

3/23/2015
BYU interest LB Alec Simpson commits to Nevada.

3/22/2015
BYU offers P Drue Chrisman, La Salle HS (Cincinnati, OH)

3/15/2015
BYU offers DT Handsome Tanielu, Snow College (Waianae, HI)

3/13/2015
BYU OL commit Garrett Bolles rated 91.00 (4 stars) on 247Sports composite
BYU CB commit Aleva Hifo rated 85.00 (3 stars) on 247Sports composite

QB offer Easton Underwood rated 79.00 (2 stars) by 247, 3 stars by Rivals
WR offer Simi Fehoko composite rating upgraded to 90.95 (from 3 to 4 stars)
OL offer Tucker Scott rated 84.63 (3 stars) on 247 composite
OL offer Chris Owens composite rating upgraded to 91.96 (3 to 4 stars)
OL offer Keaton Bills rated 84.22 (3 stars) on 247 composite
OL offer Johnny Maea rated 84.17 (3 stars) on 247 composite
DL offer Noah Kramer rated 82.07 (3 stars) on 247 composite
DL offer Maxs Tupai composite rating upgraded to 90.00 (3 to 4 stars)
DL offer Pookie Maka rated 84.67 (3 stars) on 247 composite
DL offer Darius McFarland rated 84.00 (3 stars) on 247 composite
LB offer Keenan Pili rated 86.00 (3 stars) on 247 composite
S offer Ben Sukut composite rating downgraded to 85.30
ATH offer Cole Fotheringham rated 83.67 (3 stars) by 247 composite
ATH offer Alema Pilimai rated 83.00 (3 stars) by 247 composite

3/4/2015
BYU offers ATH Alema Pilimai, Tustin HS (Tustin, CA)

3/2/2015
BYU offers LB Jackson Kaufusi, Brighton HS (Salt Lake City, UT)

February 2015

2/27/2015
BYU offers 3* ATH Tre Miller, Dixie HS (St. George, UT)

2/25/2015
3* S Troy Warner (BYU offer) offered by Notre Dame, Utah, and Washington State

2/21/2015
RB Wayne Taulapapa (Honolulu, HI) added to board with BYU offer

2/19/2015
BYU offers 3* QB Keaton Torre, Bingham HS (South Jordan, UT)

2/17/2015
BYU offers 3* DE Fua Pututau, Cottonwood HS (Salt Lake City, UT)
BYU offers LB Keenan Pili, Timpview HS (Provo, UT)
BYU offers LB Max Tooley, Bountiful HS (Bountiful, UT)
BYU commit OL Garett Bolles (Snow College) offered by Oregon and Auburn

2/16/2015
*Commit*: CB Aleva Hifo, Heritage HS (Menifee, CA) commits to BYU

2/14/2015
BYU offers CB Aleva Hifo, Heritage HS (Menifee, CA)

2/13/2015
BYU target RB Krysten Hammon (Blinn JC) tweets "I Won't be going to BYU, I want to thank all yall for everything and I wish you all the best moving forward #RiseUp" -- the tweet is later deleted.

2/12/2015
BYU offers 3* OL Johnny Maea, East HS (Salt Lake City, UT)
BYU offers DE Darius McFarland, Box Elder HS (Brigham City, UT)
ATH Solofa Funa (Spanish Fork, UT) added as interest

2/11/2015
3* LB Hunter Donnelly, Centennial HS (Burleson, TX) added as interest.
CB Devron Davis, Merced College (CA) added as interest. Have to love a guy whose main Hudl video is entitled "Welcome To Alcatraz."
LB Dallin Pili, Westlake HS (Saratoga Springs, UT) added as interest

2/10/2015
BYU offers DL Carter Hartmann, Mission Viejo HS (Mission Viejo, CA)
BYU offers 3* OL Chris Owens, Lamar HS (Arlington, TX)
BYU offers OL Caden Haws, Pulaski Academy (Little Rock, AR)

2/9/2015 - Loaded map and big board. THE BIRTH.

2016 big board and interactive map