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BYU Football Recruiting Update 1/31: Happy National Signing Day Eve!

A daily 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 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.

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.

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.