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.
Happy National Signing Day Eve!
On the morrow we will finally reach the most important day of the offseason where members of the 2017 recruiting class will sign their letters of intent. A friendly reminder to fans everywhere to embrace the players who sign with BYU (regardless of their rating), and to respect the decision of any player who decides to play football elsewhere. We’ll be following the day’s events closely so be sure follow @VanquishTheFoe on Twitter for updates.
BYU target Oliver Martin commits to Michigan
In this recruiting cycle, the BYU coaching staff was hoping to land an impact play maker at the wide receiver position, and they made a hard push for Oliver Martin, a four-star receiver from Iowa City. They faced some serious competition from the elite Big Ten schools, as well as Florida and Notre Dame. Yesterday, Martin announced his decision to sign with Michigan. This shouldn’t come as a huge surprise as Martin didn’t make a trip out to Provo for an official visit.
Committed〽️— Oliver Martin (@O_Martin3) January 31, 2017
Shoutout to @Hayesfawcett3 for the edit!! pic.twitter.com/GJAdVncsiO
BREAKING: Top247 WR Oliver Martin commits to #Michigan. Jim Harbaugh, Pep Hamilton & Martin celebrate with a splash: https://t.co/LN8AXY80NU pic.twitter.com/lmx5n3s1XU— Steve Wiltfong (@SWiltfong247) January 31, 2017
UCLA lands former BYU target, will focus on track & field
Tyler Asemota, a two-star wide receiver out of Sherman Oaks, will be attending UCLA in the fall but not to play football. The former BYU target was offered a track and field scholarship and decided to focus his efforts there so he could go to school in Westwood. Asemota held football scholarship offers from Oregon State, Fresno State and Hawaii.
Westwood! What's Good?! pic.twitter.com/5OSxEJ60rY— Tyler Asemota (@asemota_tyler) January 31, 2017
Jay Tufele schedules commitment announcement
There will be plenty of eyes on the #1 player in the state of Utah as he makes his decision of where he will be playing football next season. Tomorrow at 10:00am MT Jay will be deciding between Ohio State, Utah, Michigan, USC and BYU. The stud defensive lineman would be an immediate impact player for the Cougars who lost two starters on the defensive line in Logan Taele and Travis Tuiloma.
I will be committing on Wednesday at Bingham high school at 10:00 a.m. feel free to come out and support my final decision.— Jay Tufele (@tufele123) January 31, 2017