Signing Day
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State head football coach Matt Wells announced his second signing class on Wednesday, as part of National Signing Day. The class, which includes 27 total players, is comprised of 19 high school athletes and eight junior college transfers. Of those 27 signees, five are mid-year transfers who are already enrolled at Utah State and seven will serve a two-year LDS Church Mission before enrolling at USU.

The states of Utah and California produced the most signees with nine each, including one from Cache Valley, followed by four players from both Florida and Texas, and one player from Missouri.

"We are really excited about this signing class and the group of young men who will represent Utah State University both on and off the football field," said Wells. "The most impressive thing to me when I look at this group as a whole is the overall length and athleticism we were able to sign."

The greatest emphasis in Wells' second recruiting class was at defensive line as Utah State signed six student-athletes at that position, to go along with four linebackers and four tight ends. The Aggies also secured three wide receivers and three safeties, two running backs, two cornerbacks and two offensive linemen, and rounded out the 2014 class with one quarterback.

"We met many needs with this group, including on the defensive line and at the linebacker positions. We also were able to identify several players who will be able to come in and contribute to our program immediately."

In all, Utah State's 2014 class includes 15 recruits on defense and 12 offensive players.

"Another aspect of our recruiting that was definitely met was emphasizing the state of Utah and our mission program. The state of Utah has always been and will always be our number one priority, as well as our mission kids and our Polynesian connections, and all three of these areas were met with productive numbers."

Five new players are already attending classes at Utah State in freshman linebackers Chase Christiansen and Ian Togiai (Tong-ei), sophomore tight end Landon Horne, sophomore defensive end Siua Taufa (See-u-a Tau-fah) and junior defensive end John Taylor.

With the conclusion of signing day, Utah State will now prepare for spring practice which begins on Tuesday, March 2 and concludes with its annual Blue-White Spring Game on Saturday, April 12 at 2 p.m.

The national letter-of-intent signing period for football began on Wednesday, Feb. 5 and will conclude on Tuesday, April 1.

Utah State Football 2014 Signees

High School Signees (19)
NamePosHtWtYr.Exp.Hometown (Last School)
Adewale AdeoyeOLB6-4235Fr.HSSt. Louis, Mo. (Ritenour HS)
Demytrick Ali'ifua*OL6-3280Fr.HSSan Leandro, Calif. (San Leandro HS)
Chase Christiansen^ILB6-2210Fr.HSTooele, Utah (Stansbury HS)
Preston Curtis*WR5-10175Fr.HSSalt Lake City, Utah (East HS)
Jalen DavisCB5-10160Fr.HSLa Mesa, Calif. (Helix HS)
Baron Gajkowski*S6-2200Fr.HSAlpine, Utah (Lone Peak HS)
Derek Hastings*TE6-3250Fr.HSLehi, Utah (Lehi HS)
Justen HerveyRB5-9180Fr.HSBeaumont, Texas (Westbrook HS)
LaJuan HuntRB5-8185Fr.HSFort Lauderdale, Fla. (University HS)
Marcus MoselyTE6-4210Fr.HSTampa, Fla. (Alonso HS)
Kent MyersQB6-0185Fr.HSRowlett, Texas (Sachse HS)
Logan RiceOT6-6225Fr.HSLogan, Utah (Logan HS)
Jontrell RocquemoreS6-2185Fr.HSMcKinney, Texas (McKinney HS)
Gasetoto SchusterNG6-1280Fr.HSLong Beach, Calif. (Long Beach Poly HS)
Ian Togiai^OLB6-2230Fr.HSWest Valley City, Utah (Hunter HS)
Joe Tukuafu*TE6-4235Fr.HSSalt Lake City, Utah (East HS)
Mohelika Uasike*DL6-2300Fr.HSNorth Richland Hills, Texas (L.D. Bell HS)
Christopher 'Unga*DL6-1280Fr.HSRancho Cucamonga, Calif. (Rancho Cucamonga HS)
Aaron WadeS6-2180Fr.HSLithia, Fla. (Newsome HS)

Junior College Signees (8)
NamePosHtWtYr.Exp.Hometown (Last School)
Edmund FaimaloDE6-3290Jr.JCRedlands, Calif. (East Valley HS/Riverside CC)
Deshane HinesCB5-10180Jr.JCFremont, Calif. (American HS/San Mateo JC)
Landon Horne^TE6-3230So.JCKaysville, Utah (Davis HS/Snow College)
Devonte RobinsonWR6-2184Jr.JCDelray Beach, Fla. (Village Academy HS/Dodge City CC)
Hunter SharpWR6-0190Jr.JCPalmdale, Calif. (Highland HS/Antelope Valley College)
Siua Taufa^DE6-1260So.JCConcord, Calif. (Ygnacio Valley HS/Diablo Valley CC)
Sunia TauteoliILB6-0225So.JCWest Valley City, Utah (East HS/Snow College)
John Taylor^DE6-2270Jr.JCColton, Calif. (Colton HS/Riverside CC)

* - Will serve a two-year LDS Church Mission before enrolling at Utah State.
^ - Is enrolled at Utah State for the 2014 spring semester.

Pronunciation Guide

Adewale Adeoye - Ada-wally O-day-o-way
Edmund Faimalo - Fie-mah-low
Baron Gajkowski - Guy-cough-ski
Justen Hervey - Justin
Jontrell Rocquemore - Rock-uh-more
Gasetoto Schuster - Na-s-eh-toe-toe
Siua Taufa - See-oo-wah Tau-fah
Sunia Tauteoli - Sue-knee-ah Tau-teh-oh-lee
Ian Togiai - Tong-e-i
Joe Tukuafu - Too-koo-ah-foo
Mohelika Uasike - Mo-heh-lee-ka Wah-see-kay
Christopher 'Unga - Oo-nga




ADEWALE ADEOYE | OLB
6-4 • 235 • FR • HS • St. Louis, Mo. (Ritenour HS) headshot

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High School: Earned Missouri Class 6A first-team all-state honors at linebacker as a prep senior at Ritenour High School in St. Louis, Mo... Recorded 81 total tackles to go along with 12.0 sacks and two fumble recoveries during the season... Was named the Defensive Lineman of the Year in the Suburban North Conference and a second-team all-Metro selection as a junior in 2012 after recording 79 total tackles, including 18.0 sacks and two fumble recoveries... Was also an all-conference wrestler in high school recorded a career 58-14 record, including a 19-4 mark during his senior season.

Personal: Son of Louis Adeoye and Renata Jones... Has two brothers and one sister... Brother, Aaron, is a junior on Western Kentucky's basketball team... Plans on majoring in business administration at Utah State... Name is pronounced Ada-wally O-day-o-way... Also received an offer from New Mexico. Head Coach Matt Wells on Adewale Adeoye: "Adewale has great length and can flat out run. He hasn't played football that long, but he has tremendous upside."

Head Coach Matt Wells on Adewale Adeoye: "Adewale has great length and can flat out run. He hasn't played football that long, but he has tremendous upside."

DEMYTRICK ALI'IFUA | OL
6-3 • 280 • FR • HS • San Leandro, Calif. (San Leandro HS) headshot

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High School: Earned California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) all-Foothill League first-team honors as both an offensive and defensive lineman as a prep senior at San Leandro (Calif.), as he recorded 31 pancake blocks on offense and notched 19 total tackles (13-solo, 6-assist) on defense, to go along with two quarterback hurries... Helped San Leandro HS to a Foothill League Championship during his senior season after posting a 5-0 record as the Pirates averaged 209.5 rushing yards and scored 52 total touchdowns... Played in the Polynesian All-American Bowl... Also wrestled, played baseball and was a member of the track & field team in high school.

Personal: Son of Mila and Ituala Ali'ifua... Has three brothers and two sisters... Brother, Ricky, is a sophomore defensive end on Utah State's football team... Plans on serving a two-year LDS Church Mission before enrolling at Utah State... Last name is pronounced Ah-lee-ee-foo-uh. Head Coach Matt Wells on Demytrick Ali'ifua: "Demytrick is a strong and powerful two-way player that performed well in our camp. Obviously, family connections were important here as well with his brother Ricky already a member of our team."

CHASE CHRISTIANSEN | ILB
6-2 • 210 • FR • HS • Tooele, Utah (Stansbury HS) headshot

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High School: Played in just four games during his senior season at Stansbury High School in Tooele, Utah as he rushed for 208 yards on 41 carries (5.0 ypc) and was 12-of-25 passing for 133 yards with one touchdown, while recording 20 total tackles including 2.0 tackles for loss... Was named the Region 11 and North Region 3AA Most Valuable Player and earned Utah Class 3AA first-team all-state honors from both the Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News as a prep junior as he rushed for 953 yards on 116 carries (8.2 ypc) with 19 touchdowns, and completed 41-of-85 passes for 680 yards with 11 touchdowns and just two interceptions... Also recorded 68 total tackles as a junior and added one interception as he helped lead the Stallions to back-to-back Region 11 titles... Was also named the Region 11 and North Region 3AA Most Valuable Player as a sophomore along with earning Utah Class 3AA second-team all-state honors after rushing for 1,149 yards on 150 carries (7.6 ypc) with 19 touchdowns, while completing 39-of-88 passes for 527 yards with four touchdowns... Also competed in track and placed fourth at the Utah Class 3AA state championships in the 100m with a time of 11.27.

Personal: One of four children of Clint and Kristi Christiansen... Plans on majoring in biological engineering at Utah State... Also received offers from Utah and Southern Utah.

Head Coach Matt Wells on Chase Christiansen: "Chase has great length, runs well and can hit you. He impressed us day after day in camp last summer with his ability to run to the football."

PRESTON CURTIS | WR
5-10 • 175 • FR • HS • Salt Lake City, Utah (East HS) headshot

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High School: Earned Utah Class 4A first-team all-state honors at running back by the Deseret News and second-team all-state honors by the Salt Lake Tribune as a prep senior at East High School in Salt Lake City, Utah as he rushed for 1,042 yards on 87 carries (12.0 ypc) with 15 touchdowns as he helped lead the Leopards to a 13-1 record, losing in the 4A state championship game... Was also named the Region 6 Offensive Most Valuable Player as he had 15 receptions for 475 yards (31.7 ypr) with five touchdowns to go along with 56 total tackles and four interceptions during his senior season... In the 2013 4A state title game against Timpview HS, he rushed for 154 yards and two touchdowns, had one reception for 12 yards and recorded five tackles... Rushed for 654 yards and nine touchdowns on 61 carries (10.7 ypc) as a junior, and 279 yards and five touchdowns as a sophomore, helping the Leopards to the 4A title game... A three-year starter on the Leopards baseball and basketball teams, earning first-team all-Region 6 honors in baseball as a junior.

Personal: One of four sons of Kyle and Barbara Curtis... Older brother, Tanner, will be a freshman quarterback at Utah State following his two-year LDS Church Mission... Plans on serving a two-year LDS Church Mission before enrolling at Utah State.

Head Coach Matt Wells on Preston Curtis: "Preston is a really good athlete and is a dominant player with the ball in his hands, playing at one of the top programs in the state."

JALEN DAVIS | CB
5-10 • 160 • FR • HS • La Mesa, Calif. (Helix HS) headshot

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High School: Named the Grossmont-Hills League Defensive Player of the Year and an all-California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) first-team selection at cornerback as a prep senior at Helix High School in La Mesa, Calif., as he recorded 45 total tackles... Also earned first-team all-Grossmont-Hill honors at wide receiver during his senior year as he caught 48 passes for 649 yards (13.5 ypr) with four touchdowns, returned 17 punts for 348 yards (20.5 ypr) with four touchdowns, and returned 10 kickoffs for 379 yards (37.9 ypr) with two touchdowns... Had a punt return, a fumble return and an interception return all for touchdowns against Granite Hills HS during his senior season... Helped the Highlanders to three-straight Grossmont-Hill League Championships during his sophomore, junior and senior seasons, and a CIF Division II state championship in 2011... Had seven interceptions and five touchdowns during his junior season, and 35 total tackles and four interceptions as a sophomore... Also competed on the track team.

Personal: One of two children of Verdis and Dana Davis... Was also offered by Northern Arizona and UC Davis.

Head Coach Matt Wells on Jalen Davis: "Jalen has very good man-to-man skills at the cornerback position. He possesses good make-up speed, has good footwork and we think he will be a very good cover corner."

EDMUND FAIMALO | DE
6-3 • 290 • JR • JC • Redlands, Calif. (East Valley HS/Riverside CC) headshot

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Junior College: Earned California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) first-team all-state, first-team all-Region IV and first-team all-Central Conference honors in the Southern California Football Association (SCFA) as a sophomore at Riverside (Calif.) City College as he recorded 27 tackles (10-solo, 17-assist) during the season, including 1.5 tackles for loss, to go along with two fumble recoveries and one quarterback hurry... Helped Riverside CC to a 10-2 record and an appearance in the SCFA Championship game as he had a career-game against Fullerton CC with 10 tackles, including 0.5 for loss.

Previous School: Played his freshman season at Sacramento State and posted eight total tackles, including 1.0 tackle for loss, to go along with one quarterback hurry... Had a season-high two tackles at Colorado and at Cal Poly... Played in 11 games.

High School: Earned California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) all-Southern Section Inland Division honors at defensive end as a prep senior at Redlands (Calif.) East Valley High School� Also named first-team all-Citrus Belt League� Recorded 49 total tackles and had at least two stops in all 12 games, including a season-high eight tackles against San Gorgonio HS... Also played volleyball and rugby in high school and earned all-league honors in volleyball during his senior season.

Personal: One of three children of Travis and Emma Faimalo... Plans on majoring in business management at Utah State... Last name is pronounced Fie-mah-low... Was also offered by Boise State and Cincinnati.

Head Coach Matt Wells on Edmund Faimalo: "Edmund brings great length and strength to the defensive end position. He is a combo defensive lineman who reminds us a lot of former Aggie great Al Lapuaho."

BARON GAJKOWSKI | S
6-2 • 200 • FR • HS • Alpine, Utah (Lone Peak HS) headshot

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High School: Was named the Utah Valley Offensive Most Valuable Player by the Daily Herald and the Utah Class 5A Region 4 Most Valuable Player at quarterback as a prep senior at Lone Peak (Utah) High School as he was 146-of-258 passing (.566) for 2,041 yards with 13 touchdowns and 15 interceptions... Had two 200-yard passing games during the season, including a season-high 274 passing yards against Lehi HS... Also earned Utah Class 5A second-team honors by the Salt Lake Tribune and honorable mention all-state honors from the Deseret News as a senior as he rushed for 1,516 yards on 212 carries (126.3 ypg/7.2 ypc) with 22 touchdowns and had seven 100-yard rushing games, including a career-best 237 yards on 26 carries (9.1 ypc) against American Fork HS... Scored a career-high tying four rushing touchdowns against Bountiful HS... Earned Utah Class 5A second-team honors by the Salt Lake Tribune as a junior at Lone Peak HS as he completed 183-of-289 passes (.633) for 2,204 yards with 19 touchdowns and nine interceptions... He also had five 200-yard passing games, including a career-high 311 passing yards and a career-best three touchdown passes against Timpview HS... Rushed for 1,155 yards on 212 carries (5.4 ypc) as a junior with 13 touchdowns and had seven 100-yard rushing games... Had a career-high four rushing touchdowns against American Fork HS... Finished his prep career ranking in the top 10 all-time in the state of Utah with 7,679 total yards... Was a member of the honor roll.

Personal: One of four children of Mark and JusDean Gajkowski... His cousin, Tyler Haws, is a junior on the BYU basketball team... Plans on serving a two-year LDS Church Mission before enrolling at Utah State... Last name is pronounced Guy-Cough-ski.

Head Coach Matt Wells on Baron Gajkowski: "Baron is a really good and strong athlete who brings a lot of good things to the table from a skill standpoint. He really impressed us in camp."

DEREK HASTINGS | TE
6-3 • 250 • FR • HS • Lehi, Utah (Lehi HS) headshot

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High School: Earned Utah Class 5A first-team all-state honors as a defensive end from the Salt Lake Tribune and second-team honors from the Deseret News, along with being named the Region 4 Defensive Most Valuable Player as a prep senior at Lehi (Utah) High School as he had 64 total tackles, including 7.5 sacks, 3.0 tackles for loss and 21 quarterback hurries... Also rushed for 571 yards on 98 carries (5.8 ypc) with four touchdowns... As a junior, he rushed for 489 yards on 107 carries (4.6 ypc) with four touchdowns to go along with 64 total tackles.

Personal: One of four children of David and Jeanne Hastings... His dad is the head football coach at Hillcrest High School in Midvale, Utah... Plans on serving a two-year LDS Church Mission before enrolling at Utah State.

Head Coach Matt Wells on Derek Hastings: "Derek possesses a lot of intangibles and is a talented kid that could be a multiple position player for us at tight end and the H-back position, as well as at defensive end."

JUSTEN HERVEY | RB
5-9 • 180 • FR • HS • Beaumont, Texas (Westbrook HS) headshot

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High School: Earned Texas all-District 21-5A first-team honors during his sophomore, junior and senior seasons at Westbrook High School in Beaumont, Texas... Was named to the Class 5A honorable mention all-state Elite Team by the Texas Associated Press Sports Editors as a prep senior as he carried the ball 204 times for 1,573 yards (157.3ypg/7.7 ypc) with 19 touchdowns and a long run of 76 yards... Also caught nine passes for 47 yards (5.2 ypr) and returned one kickoff for 16 yards... During his senior season, he scored a career-high five rushing touchdowns and rushed for 270 yards against Ozen HS, while also intercepting a pass on his only defensive play of the year... Ran for a season-best 290 yards with two touchdowns against Channelview HS... Rushed for 827 yards with 11 touchdowns during his junior campaign... A member of the track & field team and competes in the 100m, 200m, 400m and relay events... Earned all-District 21-5A first-team honors as a junior in the 100m and is ranked 16th in the state and 18th in the nation as a senior in the 100m with a time of 10.80.

Personal: One of two children of Lee Roy and Lawana Hervey... Has one sister... Plans on majoring in computer science programming at Utah State... Cousin, Kevin Cooper, played collegiate baseball at Lamar, and cousin, Jale Hervey, is a sophomore volleyball player at Middle Tennessee... First name is pronounced Justin... Also had offers from Utah, Fresno State, Houston and New Mexico.

Head Coach Matt Wells on Justen Hervey: "Justen has top-end speed and has the ability to make guys miss in space. He catches the ball well out of the backfield and is a multi-dimensional running back."

DESHANE HINES | CB
5-10 • 180 • JR • JC • Fremont, Calif. (American HS/San Mateo JC) headshot

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Junior College: Earned California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) All-North Division first-team honors in the Northern California Football Association (NCFA) at cornerback as a sophomore at San Mateo (Calif.) College as he recorded 34 total tackles (26-solo, 8-assist), including 2.0 tackles for loss, to go along with four pass breakups... Helped San Mateo College to a 10-1 record during his sophomore season and a No. 6 national ranking... Earned CCCAA All-North Division first-team honors in the NCFA as a freshman at San Mateo College as he recorded 47 total tackles to go along with four interceptions... Was a member of the Dean's list twice during his two years at San Mateo College.

High School: Earned California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) All-Mission Valley Athletic League first-team honors as both a wide receiver and defensive back as a prep senior at American High School in Fremont, Calif... Rushed for 996 yards on 155 carries (6.4 ypc) with 10 touchdowns to go along with 41 receptions for 469 yards (11.4 ypr) with four more scores during his senior season, while adding 36 total tackles and two interceptions... Was also named to the Nike All-Combat Team and played in the California All-State game as a prep senior... As a junior, he rushed for 421 yards on 80 carries (5.3 ypc) with five touchdowns and caught four passes for 54 yards (13.5 ypr), while recording 17 total tackles and intercepting three passes... Also competes in track & field in the 100m, 200m and 400m.

Personal: One of two sons of Carnedius and Sharon Hines... Plans on majoring in sociology at Utah State... Also offered by Fresno State and San José State.

Head Coach Matt Wells on Deshane Hines: "Deshane has very good man-to-man cover skills. He has really good hips and feet and has the ability to transition in and out of breaks very well."

LANDON HORNE | TE
6-3 • 230 • SO • JC • Kaysville, Utah (Davis HS/Snow College) headshot

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Junior College: Had 39 catches for 406 yards (10.4 ypr) with five touchdowns during his freshman season at Snow College in Ephraim, Utah leading the team in each category... Also carried the ball two times for 19 yards for the Badgers.

High School: Earned Utah Class 5A first-team all-state honors as a tight end from both the Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News as a prep senior at Davis High School in Kaysville, Utah as he helped the Darts to back-to-back Region I Championships and a runner-up state finish in 2010... As a senior, he caught 35 passes for 505 yards (14.4 ypr) with nine touchdowns, while adding one rushing touchdown... Also earned Utah Class 5A first-team all-state honors in basketball as he averaged 11.8 points during his senior season, helping the Darts to consecutive Region I Championships and a runner-up state finish... Also earned Region I first-team honors as a junior in both football and basketball.

Personal: One of three sons of Ben and Laura Horne... Served a two-year LDS Church Mission in Guadalajara, Mexico (2011-13)... Plans on majoring in business at Utah State... Was also offered by New Mexico.

Head Coach Matt Wells on Landon Horne: "Landon has good hands and is a good route runner. Will have a chance to contribute right away."

LAJUAN HUNT | RB
5-8 • 185 • FR • HS • Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (University HS) headshot

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High School: Earned Florida Class 4A second-team all-state honors at running back as a prep senior at University High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., as he rushed for 377 yards on 49 carries (7.2 ypc) with nine touchdowns, to go along with 19 receptions for 338 yards (17.8 ypr) and four touchdowns... Rushed for 807 yards on 102 carries (7.9 ypc) with 14 touchdowns and caught 11 passes for 32 yards (2.9 ypr) during his junior season as he helped the Suns to the Class 3A title... Rushed for 398 yards on 64 carries (6.2 ypc) with eight touchdowns as a sophomore, while adding eight receptions for 52 yards (6.5 ypr)... Carried the ball 36 times for 230 yards (6.4 ypc) with two touchdowns and caught two passes for nine yards (4.5 ypr) as a freshman... Was a four-year honor roll student.

Personal: One of six children of LaJuan Hunt, Sr. and Kiki McLeod... Plans on majoring in business at Utah State... Also had offers from Air Force, Hawai'i, Eastern Michigan and Florida A&M.

Head Coach Matt Wells on LaJuan Hunt: "LaJuan is a physical runner who is very good laterally. He has good vision and has the ability to make people miss."

MARCUS MOSELY | TE
6-4 • 210 • FR • HS • Tampa, Fla. (Alonso HS) headshot

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High School: Caught 25 passes for 421 yards (16.8 ypr) with five touchdowns as a prep senior at Alonso High School in Tampa, Fla... Had a career-high seven receptions for a career-best 107 yards against Sickies HS... Also recorded three tackles and returned one punt for 14 yards during the season... Earned Florida Class 8A all-Hillsborough County honorable mention honors following his junior season as he caught 37 passes for 585 yards (15.8 ypr) with five touchdowns, including a career-high three touchdown receptions versus Freedom HS... Ranked as the 23rd-best player in the Tampa Bay area entering his senior season.

Personal: One of two sons of Franklin and Miriam Mosely... Brother, Franklin, runs track at South Florida... Plans on majoring in business at Utah State... Also had offers from Indiana, Kentucky, Louisville, Marshall, Ohio, Florida International, South Alabama, Syracuse and Tulane.

Head Coach Matt Wells on Marcus Mosely: "Marcus is a tall, long and athletic tight end that can stretch the field vertically. Once he gains some weight and strength he will have a very good career at USU."

KENT MYERS | QB
6-0 • 185 • FR • HS • Rowlett, Texas (Sachse HS) headshot

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High School: Was named the Texas Class 5A District 11 Most Valuable Player at quarterback as a prep senior at Sachse (Texas) High School as he lead the Mustangs to an undefeated regular season and the District 11 Championship... During his senior season, he completed 243-of-344 passes (.706) for 3,522 yards with 42 touchdowns and just five interceptions, and rushed for 559 yards and 10 touchdowns... Was also named to the Texas Associated Press Sports Editors all-state honorable mention team and was awarded first-team Greater Dallas honors and second-team all-Metro accolades following his senior season as he had five 300-yard passing games, threw at least five touchdown passes in three different games, and rushed for over 100 yards twice... Was also named to the Texasfootball.com Region 2 Elite Super Team as a senior... Earned Texas Class 5A all-District 11 first-team honors following his junior season as he was 190-of-290 passing (.655) for 2,803 yards with 28 touchdowns and seven interceptions, and rushed for 1,202 yards on 163 carries (7.4 ypc) with 17 touchdowns... As a sophomore, he rushed for 174 yards and two touchdowns, while returning 22 kicks for 339 yards (15.4 ypr) and four touchdowns... Also plays shortstop on the Sachse baseball team and earned Texas Class 5A All-District 11 first-team honors as a junior as he had a .340 batting average, while hitting four doubles and scoring 21 runs, while posting 13 runs batted in... Earned Texas Class 5A all-District 11 second-team honors in baseball as a sophomore and honorable mention honors as a freshman... Is a member of the Beta Club Honor Society.

Personal: One of two sons of Greg and Stephanie Myers... Plans on majoring in health education at Utah State... Also had offers from Air Force, Navy and New Mexico.

Head Coach Matt Wells on Kent Myers: "Kent is a winner and turned his high school football program around the minute he became the starting quarterback. He is a dual-threat quarterback that passes the ball really well and has escape-ability with his feet. He possesses a lot of leadership ability and moxie, and has great confidence in his abilities."

LOGAN RICE | OT
6-6 • 225 • FR • HS • Logan, Utah (Logan HS) headshot

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High School: Earned Utah Class 4A second-team all-state honors on the offensive line by the Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News as a prep senior at Logan (Utah) High School as he helped the Grizzlies to an 11-1 record and a Region 5 Championship... Also earned first-team all-Region 5 honors during his senior season as Logan HS averaged 301.2 passing yards and 140.7 rushing yards per game and scored 64 total touchdowns (38.8 ppg)... Was also named to the 2013 American Family Insurance All-USA Utah football team... Earned second-team all-Region 5 honors as a junior and helped the Grizzlies win the 4A state championship as a sophomore in 2011... Also plays lacrosse.

Personal: One of three children of John and Tanya Rice... Was also offered by Montana and Weber State.

Head Coach Matt Wells on Logan Rice: "Logan has great length and will have a bright future for us as an offensive tackle as he continues to develop his strength and weight."

DEVONTE ROBINSON | WR
6-2 • 184 • JR • JC • Delray Beach, Fla.. (Village Academy HS/Dodge City CC) headshot

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Junior College: Earned Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference (KYCCC) second-team honors as a sophomore at Dodge City (Kan.) Community College, as he had 33 receptions for 393 yards (11.9 ypr) with three touchdowns, and also rushed for 211 yards on 19 carries (11.1 ypc) with three touchdowns... Also returned seven kickoffs for 92 yards (13.1 ypr).

Previous School: Played in five games for West Virginia as a true freshman during the 2012 season... Did not record any stats.

High School: Earned Florida Class 2A first-team all-state honors as a wide receiver as he led Palm Beach County with 950 receiving yards on 31 receptions (30.6 ypr), while ranking fourth with 10 touchdown receptions... Was also named a Class 5A-4A-3A-2A first-team defender as a prep senior as he recorded seven interceptions... Named to the Palm Beach Post Small Schools first-team offense during his senior season... Finished his junior campaign being named to the Sun Sentinel Class 2A-2B-1A-1B honorable mention team as he had 18 receptions for 534 yards (29.7 ypr) with six touchdowns... Was a three-year starter at Village Academy High School... Was invited to play in the 2011 Palm Beach County/Treasure Coast All-Star game and the 2011 Nike South Florida All-Star game... Ranked as the 11th-best player in the state of Florida by the Palm Beach Post Gametime Top 100 following his senior season... Also played basketball all four years in high school and spent two years on the track & field team, competing in the 100m, 200m, long jump and relay teams.

Personal: Son of Takeisha Newbold... Cousin, Jeff Blanchard, played running back at Florida Atlantic... Cousin, Todney Evans, is a sophomore defensive end at Middle Tennessee... Cousin, Tevin Spells, is a sophomore running back at Tennessee State... Cousin, Malik Brown, is a redshirt freshman defensive lineman at Tennessee.

Head Coach Matt Wells on Devonte Robinson: "Devonte has really good hands and has the ability to high-point a football. He is a big, strong, physical player that should fit in well with our receivers."

JONTRELL ROCQUEMORE | S
6-2 • 185 • FR • HS • McKinney, Texas (McKinney HS) headshot

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High School: Earned Texas Class 5A all-District 11 first-team honors at safety following his senior season at McKinney (Texas) High School as he recorded 74 total tackles, including 10.0 tackles for loss, to go along with four interceptions and three forced fumbles as he was named his team's Defensive MVP... Had a career-high 11 tackles against Allen HS... Returned three kicks for 48 yards (16.0 ypr)... Earned Texas Class 5A all-District 11 honorable mention honors as a junior... Was a three-year starter in football and a two-year starter on the Lion's basketball team... Also competes in the long jump on the track & field team... Earned honorable mention academic all-district honors as a senior.

Personal: One of three sons of Ron and Chenetha Rocquemore... Plans on majoring in business at Utah State... Last name is pronounced Rock-uh-more... Was also offered by Colorado State and New Mexico.

Head Coach Matt Wells on Jontrell Rocquemore: "Jontrell has great length and possesses good speed and ability to make up ground in the back end."

GASETOTO SCHUSTER | NG
6-1 • 280 • FR • HS • Long Beach, Calif. (Long Beach Poly HS) headshot

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High School: Named the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) All-Moore League Offensive Lineman of the Year by the Orange County Register as a prep senior as he helped Long Beach Poly (Calif.) High School to a 12-2 record... Also earned first-team all-CIF Southern Section honors as a defensive lineman during his senior year as he recorded 30.5 total tackles, including 4.0 tackles for loss, and 1.0 sack... Posted at least 5.0 tackles four times during the year... Helped Long Beach Poly HS win the Pac-5 Division Championship during his junior season... Also wrestled in high school.

Personal: One of eight children of Sosene and Tammy Schuster... First name is pronounced Na-s-eh-toe-toe... Also had offers from Vanderbilt and UTEP.

Head Coach Matt Wells on Gasetoto Schuster: "Gasetoto is a strong nose guard that fits well into our 3-4 scheme. His character really came through in the recruiting process, remaining loyal to the Aggies."

HUNTER SHARP | WR
6-0 • 190 • JR • JC • Palmdale, Calif. (Highland HS/Antelope Valley College) headshot

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Junior College: Earned California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) All-Pacific Division first-team honors in the Southern California Football Association (SCFA) as a sophomore at Antelope Valley College in Lancaster, Calif., as he had 49 receptions for 657 yards (73.0 ypg/13.4 ypr) with six touchdowns... Also returned 15 punts for 199 yards (13. 3ypr) with two touchdowns, and five kickoffs for 48 yards (9.6 y pr)... Had three 100-yard receiving games during his sophomore season, including a season-best 114 receiving yards on 10 catches with one touchdown against San Bernardino CC... Also had 110 receiving yards on six catches against College of the Canyons with two touchdowns, and 100 receiving yards on seven receptions against LA Pierce JC... Caught at least five passes in six different games during his sophomore season... Had 23 receptions for 304 yards (50.7 ypg/13.2 ypr) during his freshman season at Antelope Valley College with three touchdowns.

High School: Earned California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) all-Golden League first-team honors at wide receiver as a prep senior at Highland High School in Palmdale, Calif., as he caught 48 passes for 868 yards (18.1 ypr) with 10 touchdowns, and rushed for 104 yards on 16 carries (6.5 ypc) with two touchdowns... Also recorded 37 total tackles as a senior to go along with one interception and one fumble recovery... Returned nine punts for 99 yards (11.0 ypr) and three kickoffs for 68 yards (22.7 ypr) as a senior... Had 25 receptions for 379 yards (15.2 ypr) with three touchdowns, and 32 carries for 126 rushing yards (3.9 ypc) and one touchdown during his junior season, while returning four punts for 116 yards (29.0 ypr) and eight kickoffs for 281 yards (35.1 ypr).

Personal: One of five children of Rodney and Valerie Sharp... Cousin, Derrick Johnson, is a linebacker in the National Football League for the Kansas City Chiefs... Plans on majoring in sociology at Utah State... Also had offers from Kansas, South Florida and Wyoming.

Head Coach Matt Wells on Hunter Sharp: "Hunter is a very talented athlete who is a strong runner with the ball. He has the ability to play either the inside slot or outside receiver positions for us."

SIUA TAUFA | DE
6-1 • 260 • SO • JC • Concord, Calif. (Ygnacio Valley HS/Diablo Valley CC) headshot

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Junior College: Earned California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) All-Mid-Empire Conference first-team honors in the Northern California Football Association (NCFA) at defensive end as a freshman at Diablo Valley Community College in Pleasant Hill, Calif., as he recorded 62 total tackles, 27.0 tackles for loss, 11.5 sacks, one interception and one forced fumble... Ranked second in the Mid-Empire Conference in sacks... Helped Diablo Valley CC rank first in the state of California allowing just 47.8 rushing yards and 222.9 total yards per game during the 2013 season.

High School: Earned California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) All-East Bay third-team honors as a prep senior at Ygnacio Valley High School in Concord, Calif.

Personal: Son of Paula and Tila Taufa... Served a two-year LDS Church Mission in Nicaragua from 2010-12... Plans on majoring in liberal arts at Utah State... Name is pronounced See-oo-wah Tau-fah... Was also offered by UNLV.

Head Coach Matt Wells on Siua Taufa: "Siua is a strong defensive end that has good pass rushing ability and can hold point. It is great having him on campus now working with our team."

SUNIA TAUTEOLI | ILB
6-0 • 225 • SO • JC • West Valley City, Utah (East HS/Snow College) headshot

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Junior College: Earned Western States Football League first-team honors as a freshman linebacker at Snow College in Ephraim, Utah as he recorded 92 total tackles (53-solo, 39-assist), 3.0 sacks, two fumble recoveries and one interception... Recorded double-digit tackles six times during the year, including a career-high 16 tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss against Eastern Arizona JC... Had 14 tackles against Arizona Western and 13 tackles against Georgia Military College... Had 10 tackles, including 2.0 sacks, to go along with a forced fumble and a fumble recovery against Glendale CC.

High School: Prepped at East High School in Salt Lake City, Utah... Also wrestled and played rugby.

Personal: One of nine children of Lihai and Peti Tauteoli... Name is pronounced Sue-knee-ah Tau-teh-oh-lee... Also had offers from Arizona State and Utah.

Head Coach Matt Wells on Sinia Tauteoli: "Sunia has a high motor, chases the football well, and is very good off the edge. He will come into the program and contribute very quickly."

JOHN TAYLOR | DE
6-2 • 270 • JR • JC • Colton, Calif. (Colton HS/Riverside CC) headshot

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Junior College: Earned California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) all-Central Conference second-team honors in the Southern California Football Association (SCFA) as a defensive end as he recorded 37 total tackles (23-solo, 14-assist) as a sophomore at Riverside City College... Also led the team with 7.5 sacks and 11.5 tackles for loss, to go along with two fumble recoveries... Helped Riverside CC to a 10-2 record and an appearance in the SCFA Championship game... Posted at least four tackles in six games during the season and had a tackle for loss in nine games... Recorded 12 tackles (7-solo, 5-assist) during his freshman season at Riverside CC as he had 3.0 tackles for loss and 0.5 sacks to go along with one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

High School: Earned California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) and All-Sunkist League honors as both an offensive and defensive lineman during his junior and senior seasons at Colton (Calif.) High School... Recorded 60 total tackles (37-solo, 23-assist) and 14.5 sacks as a prep senior... Had 53 total tackles (34-solo, 19-assist) and 9.0 sacks during his junior season, and 27 total tackles (17-solo, 10-assist) and 3.0 sacks as a sophomore... Also recorded six fumble recoveries and two blocked kicks during his prep career, to go along with one touchdown and one forced safety... Helped his team to a CIF championship in 2010.

Personal: One of three sons of Chris and Patty Taylor... Plans on majoring in exercise science at Utah State... Was also offered by New Mexico.

Head Coach Matt Wells on John Taylor: "John is a strong player with a high motor, and is really good off the edge as a pass rusher."

IAN TOGIAI | OLB
6-2 • 230 • FR • HS • West Valley City, Utah (Hunter HS) headshot

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High School: Recorded 5.0 sacks at linebacker during his senior season in 2012 at Hunter High School in West Valley City, Utah... Also carried the ball 17 times for 106 yards (6.2 ypc)... Recorded 8.5 total sacks during his prep career... Also played rugby at Hunter HS and helped the Wolverines to the state championship.

Personal: One of five children of Kaio and Georgina Togiai... Last name is pronounced Tong-e-i.

Head Coach Matt Wells on Ian Togiai: "Ian runs well and has a great foundation to play either inside or outside linebacker for us as he continues to gain weight."

JOE TUKUAFU | TE
6-4 • 235 • FR • HS • Salt Lake City, Utah (East HS) headshot

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High School: Earned Utah Class 4A first-team all-state honors at wide receiver by the Deseret News and honorable mention all-state honors by the Salt Lake Tribune as a prep senior at East High School in Salt Lake City, Utah as he caught 37 passes for 706 yards (19.1 ypr) with eight touchdowns as he helped lead the Leopards to a 13-1 record, losing in the 4A state championship game... Was also a Region 6 first-team selection as he caught two passes for 103 yards with one touchdown against Jordan HS, had six receptions for 127 yards with one touchdown against Mountain Crest HS, and had four receptions for a career-high 166 yards with one touchdown against Bountiful HS... Caught a career-best two touchdown receptions against Alta HS... Defensively, he recorded 47 total tackles to go along with 6.5 sacks... Also played rugby for two seasons.

Personal: One of five children of Tipasa and Melini Tukuafu... Plans on serving a two-year LDS Church Mission before enrolling at Utah State... Last name is pronounced Too-koo-ah-foo... Was also offered by Utah.

Head Coach Matt Wells on Joe Tukuafu: "Joe has the ability to stretch the field vertically. He has really good hands and is a very good route runner. He is going to be a huge tight end when he gets off his mission."

MOHELIKA UASIKE | DL
6-2 • 300 • FR • HS • North Richland Hills, Texas, Texas (L.D. Bell HS) headshot

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High School: Earned Texas Class 5A Region I All-District 6 first-team honors as a defensive lineman as both a junior and senior at L.D. Bell High School in Hurst, Texas... Was also a finalist for Most Valuable Player honors in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex during his senior year as he recorded 58 total tackles (13-solo, 45-assist), including 11.0 tackles for loss and 6.0 sacks, to go along with two passes defended and one fumble recovery... Had a season-high nine tackles to go along with 1.0 sack against MacArthur HS... Recorded 31 total tackles (11-solo, 20-assist), including 6.0 tackles for loss and 1.0 sack, as a junior as he earned Texas Class 5A Region I All-District 6 first-team honors ... Was named L.D. Bell's Sophomore of the Year in football... Also competed in basketball and track in high school... Was a member of the National Art Honor Society.

Personal: One of three children of Taimi and Vivian Uasike... Plans on serving a two-year LDS Church Mission before enrolling at Utah State... Name is pronounced Mo-heh-lee-ka Wah-see-kay... Also had offers from Utah, Boise State, Houston, Hawai'i, Tulsa and Vanderbilt.

Head Coach Matt Wells on Mohelika Uasike: "Mohelika is really athletic and a strong defensive lineman that can play both nose guard and at defensive end for us."

CHRISTOPHER 'UNGA | DL
6-1 • 280 • FR • HS • Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. (Rancho Cucamonga HS) headshot

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High School: Named the Inland Valley's Defensive Most Valuable Player and was a California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) and all-Baseline League first-team selection as a linebacker as a prep senior at Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) High School as he recorded 50 total tackles as part of 5.0 tackles for loss and 4.0 sacks... Also had two quarterback hurries... Earned first-team all-Baseline League honors as a prep junior as he recorded 66 total tackles with 8.0 sacks helping the Cougars to an 11-2 record, a second-place finish in the conference and to the semifinals of the CIF Southern Section Inland playoffs... Was a three-year starter in high school.

Personal: One of seven children of Christopher and Ofa 'Unga... Brother, Paul, is currently an assistant football coach at Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., and played college football at Arizona State... Brother, Joe, played college football at Midwestern State and is currently with the Buffalo Bills of the NFL... Brother, Kevin, played college football at Oregon State... Brother, Uani, played college football at BYU... Brother, Tui, is currently a sophomore linebacker at Fresno State... Is related to former NFL players Reno Mahe and Fahu Tahi, who is currently an offensive administrative assistant for the USU football program... Plans on serving a two-year LDS Church Mission before enrolling at Utah State... Wants to major in sociology... Last name is pronounced Oo-nga... Also had offers from Arizona State, Hawai'i and San José State.

Head Coach Matt Wells on Christopher 'Unga: "Christopher comes from a long line of tremendous athletes in his family. He is quick off the ball, really explosive and strong, and has a lot of moxie and intangibles that you can't coach."

AARON WADE | S
6-2 • 180 • FR • HS • Lithia, Fla. (Newsome HS) headshot

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High School: Recorded 16 total tackles and defended three passes, while also returning one kickoff for 33 yards as a prep senior at Newsome High School in Lithia, Fla... Earned Florida Class 8A all-District 6 first-team honors following his junior season as he recorded 77 total tackles to go along with three interceptions, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble... Also caught 15 passes for 255 yards (17.0 ypr) with two touchdowns and had four carries for 48 yards (12.0 ypc) with one touchdown... Recorded 30 total tackles and two passes defended as a sophomore, and 35 total tackles with two passes defended as a freshman... Also returned two kickoffs for 70 yards (35.0 ypr) during his sophomore season... Is also a member of the track & field team and earned all-state honors in the 100m as a sophomore and in the 200m as a junior.

Personal: Son of Eddie and Halimah Thomas... Has seven brothers and sisters... Plans on majoring in physical education/sports management at Utah State... Also had offers from Georgia State and Western Michigan.

Head Coach Matt Wells on Aaron Wade: "Aaron has great length and the ability to hit and tackle in space. He has really good ball skills and a bright future at Utah State."

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