As a head coach, Bronco Mendenhall's first commit was #37 Vic So'oto, a highly touted tight end out of Carlsbad, California. So'oto was recruited by Pac10, MWC, Big12, Big10, and ACC schools. With a redshirt and a medical redshirt season he was at BYU for six seasons.
Although he was recruited as a tight end, So'oto made the switch to defensive side of the ball in 2008 and found a much better fit. That season was cut short by injury after two games. His final two years as a Cougar, So'oto played both linebacker and defensive end. As a senior, So'oto had 45 tackles and led the team in tackles for loss at 11.5, eight quarterback hurries, and five sacks. In 2011 he signed with the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent.