clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

BYU football recruiting: 2016 DE Darius McFarland commits, Snow WR Jonah Trinnaman reportedly a verbal

BYU up to 9 commitments for the 2016 recruiting class.

Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images

BYU's junior day Friday led to recruiting news across several classes for the Cougars.

For the second class in a row, BYU will add a Box Elder Bee. Recruiting the underexposed parts of Northern Utah, BYU secured a commitment from 2016 defensive end Darius McFarland of Brigham City, UT on Friday night. McFarland joins high school teammate and 2015 signee Riley Burt as a Cougar.

McFarland is a 6-foot-2, 250 pound defensive end with a 247Sports composite rating of 84.00 (3 stars). At the time of his commitment, McFarland also held offers from Air Force, Army, and Wyoming.

While McFarland spent much of his junior season playing defensive tackle, he still displayed good pass rush ability and an agile athleticism as a pass-catching tight end. See his highlight video at the end of the post.

Related: 2016 recruiting big board and interactive map

BYU can also apparently count Jonan Trinnaman among its 2016 commits, according to ESPN 960's Ben Criddle. Trinnaman, the skilled junior college receiver from Snow College, seemed all but committed in an April interview, but stopped short of saying he was committed to the Cougars. However, after reporting Trinnaman ran a 4.35 40-yard dash at BYU's junior day, Criddle was insistent on Trinnaman's verbal:

See Trinnaman's highlight video at the end of the post.

BYU also issued offers to two 2017 targets and a 2018 quarterback. The Cougars have eyed Provo's Ty Jones and finally issued an offer, and also gave the first offer to QB Kenyon Oblad, who just finished his freshman season and is expected to be a rising star, recruiting wise.


2017 WR Ty Jones (Provo, UT - Provo HS)
6'3" 180 pounds | Highlights

2017 OL Michael Richardson (American Fork, UT - American Fork HS)
6'5" 260 pounds | Other offers: Arizona, Utah | Highlights

2018 QB Kenyon Oblad (Henderson, NV - Liberty HS)
6'1" 160 pounds | Highlights

* * * * * * *
Darius McFarland

Jonah Trinnaman