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Top 5 commitments of BYU's 2015 recruiting class

A look at BYU's top commits by recruiting ratings as signing day approaches.

OL Kieffer Longson.
OL Kieffer Longson.
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While much of the fun of signing day revolves around players who leave their status in the air until that day (which we'll cover soon,) there's plenty to be excited about with players who have stuck to their commitments.

Here are the highlights for the top five commits of BYU's 2015 signing class, according to their 247Sports composite rating.

5. CHARLES WEST

Position: Running Back
5-foot-9, 182 pounds
Composite Rating: .8447 (3 stars)
Coppell, Texas

West has the potential to be a home-run commitment for Mark Atuaia's running back group. Clocked with a 40 time of 4.45 seconds, West racked up more than 1,400 rushing yards as a senior for the Coppell Cowboys. He's very fast, tough, and looks like a home-run threat on every touch. If he gets the edge or any angle, he's gone. He may very well be an immediate impact player.

A Rivals writer recently named West a sleeper three-star recruit of 2015 -- meaning a player they suspect to end up producing at a four- or five-star level. With the way recruiting ratings work, had Texas A&M extended an offer in its pursuit of West to add to Arkansas' offer, West would be a lot higher on this list. He's a definite talent.

Related: Top 5 uncommitted targets of BYU's 2015 class

4. WILL SEDGWICK

(uniform #55)

Position: Linebacker
6-foot-2, 220 pounds
Composite Rating: .8456 (3  stars)
Laguna Hills, California

It was not uncommon for Sedgwick to post games of 20+ tackles throughout his career at Laguna Hills High School. The #80 recruit from the state of California committed to BYU more than 18 months ago during a camp after his sophomore year, committing to Bronco Mendenhall on the spot of his offer. Sedgwick is athletic and has the perfect linebacker frame to build upon as he matures.

3. TEVITA MOUNGA

Position: Defensive Tackle
6-foot-1, 306 pounds
Composite Rating: .8478 (3 stars)
Murrieta, California

The high-school teammate of BYU freshman Tyler Cook (Mounga is #50 in the highlight video, Cook is #88), Mounga committed to the Cougars in September after offers from Utah, Arizona, Washington, Washington State, and Colorado.

Mounga is fairly nimble and quick for a player of his size and position. Over time, he should be a consistent contributor in the middle of BYU's 3-4 defense.

2. JEREMIAH IEREMIA

Position: Linebacker
6-foot-1, 231 pounds
Composite Rating: .8513 (3 stars)
Hurricane, Utah

Ieremia is the prototypical inside linebacker, possessing strength and physicality. He helped power Hurricane High to the 3AA championship game as a senior with 101 tackles and 1 interception. Ieremia was also Hurricane's leading rusher, with 835 yards and 16 TDs on 160 carries (5.22 ypc), displaying his toughness by being involved in a very high number of his team's total plays.

(1a. SQUALLY CANADA)

The Washington State transfer running back Squally Canada, who will sit out 2015, was rated .8520 out of high school, which would have placed him here in this list.

1. KIEFFER LONGSON

Position: Offensive tackle
6-foot-7, 301 pounds
Composite Rating: .8848 (3 stars)
San Ramon, California

Like Ieremia, Longson is a prototype for his position. Big but nimble, Longson garnered offers from Ohio State, Florida State, and Missouri, among many others, but committed to BYU in December. Longson will be a case of BYU delayed gratification, with plans to serve a mission first, but down the road he should anchor one of the tackle spots as soon as he's in playing shape.

Check back for the list of top uncommitted targets.