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BYU Football Recruiting Update January 25th

An update on what’s going on in the BYU football recruiting world

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Leading up to National Signing Day, the staff here at Vanquish the Foe will provide daily recaps of all the recruiting news surrounding BYU Football, covering everything from updates to the 2017 class to those kids in 9th grade who probably won’t see the field at BYU until 2030 once their done serving a mission.

Three-star WR / CB D’Angelo Gunter commits to the Cougars

A week before Kalani Sitake and the rest of the BYU staff inks their recruiting class for 2017, they were able to secure a verbal commitment from D'Angelo Gunter. The two-way player out of Del Norte High School (located in Northern San Diego county) committed to BYU after taking his official visit to Vanderbilt. Gunter will be the third cornerback committed to play for the Cougars in this class and is the first one with a three-star rating. You can check out his senior year highlight here.

Former 2018 BYU commit Cameron Latu opens up recruitment, immediately receives an offer from Oregon State

Next year’s recruiting class took a small hit earlier today when Cameron Latu decided to rescind his commitment to the Cougars. In a tweet he thanked the BYU coaching staff and said that wanted to re-open his recruitment. Two hours later he tweeted that he had received an offer from Oregon State. According to 247 Sports, the tight end our of Olympus High School in Salt Lake City has a three-star rating with a composite score of .832. In addition to Oregon State and BYU, Latu holds offers from UCLA and Utah State. We always knew that with Gary Anderson’s close ties to the state of Utah there would be potential recruiting battles with the Beavers. This latest case confirms that wont change anytime soon.

BYU targets continue to pick up Power 5 offers

A couple of BYU recruiting targets announced offers from Power 5 programs today.

Mo Unutoa, a three-star offensive tackle out of Hawaii, picked up an offer from Oregon. He also has offers from Colorado, Oregon State, Utah, Virginia and Washington State.

The current #1 player out of the state of Utah in the 2018 class, Penei Sewell, added an offer from USC. The four-star offensive tackle out of St. George also has offers from 19 different schools including programs like Michigan, Florida, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Tennessee and Washington.

USC also offered 2018 prospect Tommy Togiai, a big four-star defensive tackle out of Idaho. He can add that to his list of offers from Michigan, Oregon and UCLA.