Timpview HS defensive back Raider Damuni originally committed to BYU four years ago but reaffirmed his commitment and made it official on Wednesday.
BYU won over Damuni despite several Power 5 teams courting the Timpview defensive back, including Arizona, Oregon, Nebraska, Stanford, Utah, Wisconsin among others. According to reports, Damuni intends on graduating early and serving a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
According to 247Sports, Damuni is the eighth-ranked recruit out of the state of Utah and one of three in the state’s top 10 of the 2021 class that has signed with BYU, on top of defensive ends Logan Fano and John Henry Daley.
During his senior season in 2020, Damuni racked up 460 all-purpose yards on offense and scored two offensive touchdowns. His specialty was on defense, where he racked up 27 tackles and a tackle for loss along with three interceptions, 11 passes defensed and a fumble recovery. He scored three defensive touchdowns.
Though he will not take the field for some time, he is a welcome addition to the Cougar family as BYU is losing most of their top defensive back production in seniors Troy Warner and Chris Wilcox. It’s a comforting thought to know the Cougars have Damuni waiting in the wings after his mission.