BYU Football finished up their signing class with debatably the best signing class ever.
Early signing day has made actual signing day (today) nothing more than leftovers for most BYU Football fans, and fans in general. At least, that is what it normal is. After all, about 90% of the best recruits have already signed and most fans are now focused either on college basketball or the upcoming Super Bowl.
This signing day was a bit different, at least for BYU.
The Cougars ended up adding nine recruits over the signing day weekend.
The highlight was OT Lisala Tai, a transfer from Snow College. Tai is a 3-star OT who has the size and build to potentially become a defensive tackle. His size alone say Khryis Tonga all over it. Tai was being recruited heavily by West Virginia, UCF, Fresno State and Boise State.
Another big 3-star pickup was cornerback Korbyn Green out of Oklahoma. While Green was a pretty safe recruit for the Cougars, he had received interest from TCU, Baylor, Nebraska, and other Big 12 schools. One has to wonder if BYU wasn’t joining the Big 12, if Green would have elected to stay closer to home.
The Cougars also added a pair of 3-star players, Carson Tujague (LB) and Dom Henry (WR) who both appear to be the kind of players that flew under the radar and could be big gets for the Cougars. Henry played both LB and TE in high school and was named all-state in both positions. Dom Henry was the leading receiving receiver in the state of Florida his senior year, but was overlooked due to his small size.
The signing class was finished out by Zion Allen, Zoom Esplin, Sean Persson and Evan Johnson, none of which had any ‘stars’ next to their names. BYU has been really good at developing these kind of players with players such as Tyler Allgeier, Dax Milne and even Zach Wilson being under the radar recruits.
In total, the Cougars added 25 players to their roster and to this point have three transfers. Of these players they had:
- 1 Five Star
- 2 Four Stars
- 23 Three Stars
- 3 No Stars
The Cougars are ranked 55th nationally, which is a big boost from 2021 where they finished ranked 71st.