Recruiting is difficult to follow in the modern era of college football. Schools hand out hundreds of offers per signing class to players across the country. FBS teams can only sign 25 players per signing class, so sifting through the offers to get to the meat of recruiting coverage is difficult, to say the least. He're at CougsDaily, we've got you covered! To date, BYU has offered 55 players and received 4 commitments in the 2021 class. We'll talk in detail about the existing commits in the coming weeks. Today, here are 5 players you must know about.
1. Raider Damuni - ATH
Raider Damuni should be a household name throughout this recruiting cycle. Damuni is a DB out of Timpview High School and the son of Jack Damuni. Jack played Strong Safety for BYU in the 90's and is currently on the BYU staff as the Community Relations Coordinator. Raider Damuni committed to BYU in 8th(!) grade, but schools across the country have continued their pursuit.
Damuni currently holds offers from Arizona, Nebraska, Utah, Wisconsin, Oregon State, Utah State, and Washington State. Holding onto Damuni's commitment, and the three other commitments for that matter, should be a top priority in this recruiting class.
2. Logan Fano - DE
Logan Fano is a friend of Raider Damuni and a former BYU commit. Fano plays for Timpview, with Damuni, and committed to BYU along with Raider Damuni many years ago. Fano opened up his recruitment in January, but BYU is still in the running for Fano's services. BYU will need to relentlessly pursue Fano from now until signing day to maintain a spot in the race.
Fano is a four-star recruit on 247 sports and has received offers from some of the top schools across the country. He lists offers from Washington, Utah, Arizona State, Nebraska, Michigan, Virginia, and Oklahoma among others.
3. Isaac Vaha - ATH
Isaac Vaha received his first FBS offer last fall. Since then, 18 more schools have offered Vaha. Vaha is a DE/TE listed at 6'7 230 pounds. He has the size and athleticism to excel at either TE or DE at the next level. Vaha visited BYU during the spring before practices were cancelled.
4. Kingsley Suamataia - OT
Kingsley Suamataia is the highest-rated recruit out of the state of Utah in the 2021 class. Up until a few weeks ago, Suamataia to BYU seemed impossible. BYU still has ground to make up, but things have been trending in the right direction for the Cougars since Jasen Ah You took over recruiting. In fact, Suamataia said so himself in an interview with Cougar Sports Insider on 247 Sports: "I know BYU wasn't really even on my list, but now I have to consider them." Signing Suamataia would be a BYU recruiting comeback for the ages.
5. John Henry Daley - DE
John Henry is a DE out of Lone Peak High School and the younger brother of 2019 BYU signee, Michael Daley. BYU was the first to offer Daley, but Washington State, UNLV, and Colorado State have followed suit. Daley registered 13 sacks as a Junior. He has the frame to become an effective pass rusher at the next level.
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