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 they’re done serving a mission.
Two-way star Mason Fakahua commits to the Cougars
Over the weekend, BYU picked up a commitment for the 2017 class from Mason Fakahua, a 6’2”, 215 lbs athlete out of Cedar High School. Fakahua, who will be serving a mission before starting his career at BYU, will compete at quarterback, but will likely see time at defensive back. Mason has a two-star rating from 247 Sports with a composite score of .779. He held offers from Utah State, Weber State and Southern Utah.
BYU’s 2018 targets pick up more Power Five offers
The Cougar coaching staff has been busy preparing for the 2017 signing day on Wednesday and making early offers for the 2018 class. Quite a few of BYU’s targets for 2018 have started to get some serious attention from other programs.
Remember last week when Cameron Latu de-committed from BYU to hear from other schools? Well he wasn’t just hearing from any programs, as he picked up offers from Alabama, Wisconsin and Kansas.
A few days ago we wrote about Dallin Holker, a stud tight-end out of Lehi, picking up a BYU offer. Roughly 24 hours later Holker tweeted that he had also received an offer from Oregon State. BYU and Oregon State competing for the same player? Shocking, I know.
Very excited to say I have received my 4th offer from the University Of Oregon State! pic.twitter.com/fbhL0LDm2i— Dallin Holker (@D_HOLKER) January 27, 2017
LDS four-star outside linebacker Merlin Robertson (out of Gardena, CA) took an unofficial visit to LSU this weekend. In addition to his BYU offer, Merlin holds offers from USC, Miami, Cal and Oklahoma. This won’t be the only time the Cougars and Tigers will face off as they will meet each other on the field in Houston on September 2nd. There is no question Merlin will be a priority for the Cougars in the 2018 class. He’s currently listed as a top 5 outside linebacker in the country and ranked 15th in the entire state of California.
BYU announces Spring Game date
For those of you who are tired of talking about high school players who aren’t on the team yet, this news if for you. The Cougars announced their annual spring game will be played on Saturday, March 25th. What should BYU fans be on the lookout for in that game? Offensively we’ll see who could be the primary running back with Jamaal Williams graduating (my money is on Riley Burt) and on defense we’ll see who can fill the voids at defensive line and safety.