Max Tooley, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound hard hitting safety prospect out of Bountiful High School in Bountiful, Utah, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for BYU. Tooley turned down several offer from P5 programs to join the Cougars.
Tooley is a three-star prospect and the fouth ranked high school prospect out of the state of Utah this year according to the 247Sports Composite. His composite rating of 86.08 makes a solid prospect and one of the more promising players in BYU's class this year. His offer list included Cal, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon State, Utah, Utah State, and Washington State.
He was named the All-Area MVP by the Standard-Examiner for his senior season -- the best high school player in northern Utah.
Tooley made 93 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, a interception, and a fumble recovery during his senior season at Bountiful. He also put up some good numbers on the offensive side of the ball with 1,125 yards rushing and 12 touchdowns.
Tooley has a solid frame and good speed, which makes for some entertaining tackles. His ability to get downhill quickly and disrupt plays at or near line of scrimmage makes him excellent in run support. His versatility to play safety or even possibly OLB spot makes him a lot more useful for the Cougars.
Like many of they players in this year's class, Tooley is planning on serving a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ before enrolling at BYU. He will return in 2018 and then have four straight years to play for the Cougars.
Here's his most recent highlight package: