USU Football Signees as of 10 a.m.
Feb. 7, 2007
2007 Utah State Football Signees (as of 10 a.m.)
Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. Exp. Hometown Austin Alder WR 5-11 175 Fr. HS Provo, Utah (Provo HS) @Sidney Allen CB 6-1 175 Fr. HS Merced, Calif. (Merced HS) Funaki Asisi OL 6-4 290 Fr. HS Provo, Utah (Provo HS) *Deshon Benton LB 5-11 235 Jr. JC Modesto, Calif. (Downey HS/Modesto JC) Diondre Borel QB 6-1 175 Fr. HS Oakley, Calif. (Freedom HS) Peter Caldwell PK/P 6-4 213 Fr. HS Kaysville, Utah (Davis HS) Carlos Cuevas OL 6-3 315 Fr. HS Plano, Texas (Plano HS) David Disman OL 6-3 265 Fr. HS Mesquite, Texas (Horn HS) Kyle Gallagher LB 6-0 200 Fr. HS Woodland, Calif. (Douglass HS) Jordan Glass LB 6-2 220 Fr. HS Elk Grove, Calif. (Elk Grove HS) Jervon Graves DT 6-1 290 Fr. HS Olathe, Kan. (Olathe South HS) *Roy Hurst DB 5-11 190 Jr. JC Oakland, Calif. (Castlemont HS/Santa Rosa JC) #Monte "Junior" Keiaho DE 6-4 220 Fr. HS Logan, Utah (Logan HS) *Curtis Marsh TB 6-1 190 Fr. HS Simi Valley, Calif. (Royal HS/Naval Academy Prep) #Walter McClenton S 5-11 185 Fr. HS Arlington, Texas (Bowie HS) Stanley Morrison WR 5-9 170 Fr. HS Denison, Texas (Denison HS) Nate Needham LB 6-2 220 Fr. HS St. George, Utah (Pineview HS) *Sean Setzer QB 6-3 220 Jr. JC Portland, Ore. (Wilson HS/Garden City JC) Robert Turbin TB 5-11 195 Fr. HS Fremont, Calif. (Irvington HS) %Mark Watterson WR 6-0 165 Fr. HS Hyrum, Utah (Mountain Crest HS) Tim Woldarczyk LB 6-1 208 Fr. HS Grand Prairie, Texas (South Grand Prairie HS)
(Since 9 a.m.)
Phillip Gapelu OL 6-2 285 Fr. HS Lynwood, Calif. (Lynwood HS) Robert Hill OL 6-3 275 Fr. HS Southlake, Texas (Carroll HS) Cedric Reeves DT 6-2 250 Fr. HS Granada Hills, Calif. (Kennedy HS) Tanner Richins OL 6-6 310 Fr. HS Logan, Utah (Logan HS)
@ - Former walkon who is being awarded a scholarship
# - Signed last February, but did not enroll until this spring
*- Signed in December
% - Signed in 2004
Funaki Asisi Foo-knock-ee Ah-see-see Diondre Borel Dee-oh-dre Bo-rel Phillip Gapelu Nap-uh-loo Jervon Graves Jur-vaughn Junior Keiaho Key-A-ho Tim Woldarczyk Luh-dar-check
2007 Utah State Football Signees Bios
Austin Alder WR, 5-11, 175, Fr., HS, Provo, Utah (Provo HS)
Was a first-team all-state selection on defense by the Salt Lake Tribune... Earned first-team all-state honors from the Deseret Morning News as a return specialist... Also named first-team all-valley and first-team all-region... Recorded 12 touchdowns, including two on kickoff returns... Accumulated 1,838 all-purpose yards as a senior.
@Sidney Allen CB, 6-1, 175, Fr., HS, Merced, Calif. (Merced HS)
Originally signed with USU last February, but did not enroll until this semester... Recorded 16 tackles and had one interception in five games as a senior... Had nine receptions for 151 yards and three touchdowns... As a junior he recorded 40 tackles... Offensively he had eight receptions for 90 yards.
Funaki Asisi OL, 6-4, 290, Fr., HS, Provo, Utah (Provo HS)
Name is pronounced Foo-knock-ee Ah-see-see... Was a second-team all-state selection by the Deseret Morning News as a defensive lineman... Named first-team all-valley and first-team all-region... As a senior he recorded 35 tackles and four sacks... Also added two fumble recoveries and forced two fumbles.
*Deshon Benton LB, 5-11, 235, Jr., JC, Modesto, Calif. (Downey HS/Modesto JC)
Signed with USU in December and is already on campus... Led team in tackles with 52 in 10 games as a sophomore last season... Also recorded three tackles for loss, had two interceptions and two passes broken up... Returned one interception for a touchdown... Also returned 10 punts for 81 yards and one kickoff for 32 yards... In high school he was a two-time league MVP and four-time team MVP... Finished his career as the school and city all-time rushing leader... As a senior he rushed for a conference best 1,770 yards and 17 touchdowns on 168 carries as a senior... Led the league in scoring with 120 points... Had 13 receptions for 245 yards and two scores... Defensively he had 67 tackles and two interceptions.
Diondre Borel QB, 6-1, 175, Fr., HS, Oakley, Calif. (Freedom HS)
Threw for 1,492 yards and 15 touchdowns, while completing 58 percent of his attempts... Was 104 of 181 on the year with just four interceptions... Rushed 137 times for 744 yards and 12 more scores... Was the team's punter and averaged 39.8 yards per punt with a long of 58... Placed 13 of his 31 punts inside the 20-yard line... Played defense and returned punts as well.
Peter Caldwell PK/P, 6-4, 213, Fr., HS, Kaysville, Utah (Davis HS)
Was a second-team all-state selection... Earned regional special teams MVP honors... Averaged 43 yards per punt and made 15 of 16 field goals... Had a long field goal of 57 yards... Eighty-five percent of his kickoffs were touchbacks.
Carlos Cuevas OL, 6-3, 315, Fr., HS, Plano, Texas (Plano HS)
Ranked the 93rd overall prospect in the metroplex by Rivals.com... Was a second-team all-state selection... Was a unanimous selection to the first-team all-District 9-5A team... Also earned all-area and all-county honors... Three-year starter at offensive tackle... Started at left tackle as a sophomore and at right tackle as a junior and senior... Led team in pancake blocks all three years... Had 65 pancake blocks as a senior.
David Disman OL, 6-3, 265, Fr., HS, Mesquite, Texas (Horn HS)
An all-district selection as a senior... Was also tabbed a first-team all-area and all-county... Earned honorable mention academic all-state honors as well... Was a three-year starter at center.
Kyle Gallagher LB, 6-0, 200, Fr., HS, Woodland, Calif. (Douglass HS)
Earned league defensive MVP honors after his senior year... Recorded 107 tackles and seven sacks in 10 games on the year... Also had two interceptions, including one he returned for a touchdown... Also ran for nine touchdowns as a fullback and blocked two punts, including one for a touchdown... As a junior he had 80 tackles and two interceptions... Caught two touchdown passes as a tight end and blocked one punt... Kicked a 55-yard field goal as a junior... Also played baseball.
Phillip Gapelu OL, 6-2, 285, Fr., HS, Lynwood, Calif. (Lynwood HS)
Last name is pronounced Nap-uh-loo... Was an honorable mention all-CIF selection... Played in a Polynesian all-star game in Hawai'i... Was his team's MVP... Was a three-year starter... Had 23 pancake blocks and allowed just two sacks his senior year... Defensively he had 32 tackles.
Jordan Glass LB, 6-2, 220, Fr., HS, Elk Grove, Calif. (Elk Grove HS)
Earned first-team all-league honors as a linebacker... Was an honorable mention all-Sacramento Bee all-metro selection... Was named his team's defensive player of the year... Recorded 91 tackles, including 69 solo stops on the year... Returned a fumble for a touchdown... Had two interceptions as well... Also played fullback on offense... Ran for 777 yards and five touchdowns... As a junior had 87 tackles, including six sacks... Recorded one interception... Earned second-team all-league honors as a junior linebacker.
Jervon Graves DT, 6-1, 290, Fr., HS, Olathe, Kan. (Olathe South HS)
Was a two-time first-team all-state selection by both the Topeka Capitol Journal and the Wichita Eagle... Earned first-team all-metro honors by the Kansas City Star two straight years as well... Was also first-team all-league and all-county as both a junior and senior... Was the runner-up for the Buck Buchanan award given to the top linebacker or lineman in the Kansas City metro area... Earned honorable mention All-America honors by Old Spice/Red Zone... Was selected to play in the Shrine Bowl all-star game as well as the Kansas City Star Metro all-star game... Also wrestles.
Robert Hill OL, 6-3, 275 Fr., HS, Southlake, Texas (Carroll HS)
Was an AP first-team all-state selection in class 5A... Was a first-team all-district, all-area and all-county selection as well... Team posted three straight 16-0 seasons and three state 5A titles... Was a team captain his senior year... Has played all five offensive line positions.
*Roy Hurst DB, 5-11, 190, Jr., JC, Oakland, Calif. (Castlemont HS/Santa Rosa JC)
Signed with USU in December and is already on campus... Earned all-NorCal Conference honors in 2006... Recorded 37 tackles in 10 games to rank fourth on the team... Broke up one pass, forced one fumble and recovered another... Returned three punts for 60 yards with a long of 35.... As a freshman, he recorded 42 tackles and three interceptions... Has played both cornerback and safety, but USU plans on using him as a safety... Recorded more than 200 tackles in his high school career... Also played baseball and was a first-team all-conference outfielder.
#Monte "Junior" Keiaho DE, 6-4, 220, Fr., HS, Logan, Utah (Logan HS)
Last name is pronounced Key-A-ho... Originally signed with USU last February, but did not enroll in school until this semester... Was a first-team all-state selection by the Deseret Morning News... Earned all-valley honors by the Logan Herald Journal... Recorded 67 tackles as a senior... Also had 6.5 sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one safety... Team won the state 3A championship.
*Curtis Marsh TB, 6-1, 190, Fr., HS, Simi Valley, Calif. (Royal HS/Naval Academy Prep)
Signed in December and is on campus... Was a first-team all-league selection as well as earning first-team all-county honors... Led league and county in rushing with 1,608 yards... Scored 12 touchdowns as a senior... Defensively he recorded 55 tackles and two interceptions as a cornerback his senior year... As a junior he rushed for 450 yards.... As a junior he finished third in the state in the long jump at 23-10... Was also second in the league in the 100 with a 10.8 clocking.
#Walter McClenton S, 5-11, 185, Fr., HS, Arlington, Texas (Bowie HS)
Originally signed with USU last February, but did not enroll until this semester... Earned first-team all-district honors as a free safety... Named a first-team all-area selection for the Dallas-Fort Worth area... Was a four-year starter... As a senior he had 123 tackles, five interceptions and two touchdowns... Also played basketball and competed in track.
Stanley Morrison WR, 5-9, 170, Fr., HS, Denison, Texas (Denison HS)
Was a two-time district MVP... As a senior he earned first-team all-district, all-county and all-area honors... Was nominated for a Texas all-star game... As a quarterback he threw for 1,204 yards and 11 touchdowns, while completing 93 of 187 passes... Rushed for 1,301 yards and 19 touchdowns as well... His team produced 404 yards of offense per game to rank seventh in 4A in the state of Texas... As a junior he produced 3,041 yards of offense.
Nate Needham LB, 6-2, 220, Fr., HS, St. George, Utah (Pineview HS)
Was a second-team all-state selection as a senior... Earned first-team all-region honors and was selected as a Dixie Rotary Bowl all-star... Registered 95 tackles and forced seven fumbles in just eight games... Was named his team's defensive MVP as a senior.
Cedric Reeves DT, 6-2, 250, Fr., HS, Granada Hills, Calif. (Kennedy HS)
Was an all-city and all-league selection... Was named the defensive player of the year in the Los Angeles city section... Recorded 61 tackles... Also had 10.5 sacks... Recorded one interception and had one defensive touchdown... Was a captain.
Tanner Richins OL, 6-6, 310, Fr., HS, Logan, Utah (Logan HS)
A two-time first-team all-state selection as an offensive lineman... Also earned first-team all-region honors as a junior and senior... A two-time all-valley selection... Team won state championship in 2005.
*Sean Setzer QB, 6-3, 220, Jr., JC, Portland, Ore. (Wilson HS/Garden City JC)
Signed with USU in December and is already on campus... A second-team all-Jayhawk Conference selection in 2006... Threw for 2,034 yards and 13 touchdowns, while hitting 168 of 292 pass attempts... Threw 13 touchdown passes and rushed for seven more scores... Was a first-team all-conference quarterback and defensive back in high school... Also earned co-league offensive player of the year honors... Earned second-team all-state honors... Also played baseball and was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates as a first baseman in 2004.
Robert Turbin TB, 5-11, 195, Fr., HS, Fremont, Calif. (Irvington HS)
First-team all-league selection as a senior... Was a first-team all-league wide receiver as well as an all-league defensive back... Was the league's defensive player of the year... Also earned first-team all-metro honors offensively and defensively... Rushed 143 times for 1,232 yards and 14 touchdowns... Also had nine receptions for 103 yards... Defensively he recorded six interceptions.
%Mark Watterson WR, 6-0, 165, Fr., HS, Hyrum, Utah (Mountain Crest HS)
Originally signed with USU in 2004 before going on an LDS Church mission... A first-team all-state selection by the Salt Lake Tribune and the Deseret News... Was an all-valley selection as a senior as he caught 54 passes for 820 yards and three touchdowns as a senior... Had 99 receptions in his career... Also played basketball for the Mustangs.
Tim Woldarczyk LB, 6-1, 208, Fr., HS, Grand Prairie, Texas (South Grand Prairie HS)
Last name is pronounced Luh-dar-check... Was a first-team all-district selection as a linebacker... Also played tight end on offense... Earned honorable mention all-state honors... Team was 10-2 on the season... Recorded 112 tackles, including seven sacks as a senior... Also recorded two interceptions... Was a team captain... Also wrestles and plays baseball.
@ - Former walkon who is being awarded a scholarship
# - Signed last February, but did not enroll until this spring
* - Signed in December
% - Signed in 2004