Utah State Football 2011 Signees(Sorted Alphabetically)NAME POS HT WT CL EXP HOMETOWN (HIGH SCHOOL/LAST SCHOOL)Austin Albrecht OL 6-5 260 FR HS Sandy, Utah (Alta HS)Maurice Alexander LB 6-2 209 JR TR Saint Louis, Mo. (Eureka HS/Arizona Western College)Terrence Alston CB 5-10 175 JR TR Richmond, Calif. (Vanden HS/Solano CC)Tyler Bennett P 5-11 213 JR TR Phoenix, Ariz. (North Canyon HS/Phoenix College)Will Davis CB 5-11 169 JR TR Spokane, Wash. (Central Valley HS/De Anza College)Bojay Filimoeatu LB 6-2 250 JR TR West Valley City, Utah (Granger HS/Mt. San Antonio College)Taani Fisilau^ OL 6-3 315 FR HS Glendale, Utah (Cottonwood HS)La’Bradford Harold S 5-10 197 FR HS Crowley, Texas (Crowley HS)Parker Hausknecht^ LB 6-0 214 FR HS Draper, Utah (Alta HS)Jordan Hicks OL 6-5 290 FR HS South Jordan, Utah (Bingham HS)Ladale Jackson CB 5-10 166 FR HS Las Vegas, Nev. (Silverado HS)Chuckie Keeton QB 6-2 185 FR HS Houston, Texas (Cypress Creek HS)Derek Keller# LB 6-3 221 FR HS Draper, Utah (Alta HS)Adam Kennedy# QB 6-5 210 JR TR Elk Grove, Calif. (Franklin HS/San Joaquin Delta College)Al Lapuaho DL 6-3 280 JR TR West Valley City, Utah (Granger HS/Snow JC) Havea Lasike DL 6-1 305 JR TR Sunnyvale, Calif. (Lincoln HS/Foothill JC) Ian Maguire# OL 6-5 270 JR TR San Francisco, Calif. (Lowell HS/City College of San Francisco)Jorden Mattinson^ TE 6-5 259 FR HS Spanish Fork, Utah (Spanish Fork HS)Bridger Peck LB 6-1 206 FR HS South Jordan, Utah (Bingham HS)Paul Piukala DL 6-4 234 JR TR Oakland, Calif. (Castlemont HS/Laney CC)Jumanne Robertson CB 5-10 176 JR TR Phoenix, Ariz. (Deer Valley HS/Phoenix CC)Travis Seefeldt DL 6-2 310 FR HS Sun City, Ariz. (Liberty HS)Stetson Tenney# OL 6-6 310 JR TR Show Low, Ariz. (Show Low HS/Eastern Arizona JC)Reuben Thomas WR 6-0 164 JR TR Pasadena, Calif. (John Muir HS/Pasadena City College)Terell Thompson CB 6-2 215 JR TR Aurora, Colo. (Eaglecrest HS/Glendale CC)Peni Vea S 6-1 190 FR HS Kailua-Kona, Hawaii (Kealakehe HS) Kevin Whimpey# DL 6-5 254 SO TR Highland, Utah (Lone Peak HS/Idaho State)Kyle Whimpey# OL 6-5 296 SO TR Highland, Utah (Lone Peak HS/Idaho State)^ = Originally signed with USU in 2010# = Signed in DecemberPronunciations = pruh-nuhn-see-ey-shuhnsBojay Filimoeatu = Fee-lee-moy-ah-tooTaani Fisilau = Ta-ha-knee Fees-ee-lauParker Hausknecht = House-connectAl Lapuaho = Lah-poo-ah-hoHavea Lasike = Hah-vey-uh Lay-see-kayPaul Piukala = Peu-kalaJumanne Robertson = Ju-mahneePeni Vea = Penny Vay-uhUtah State Football 2011 Signees(Sorted Alphabetically)Austin Albrecht • OL • 6-5 • 260 • FR • HS • Sandy, Utah (Alta HS)Earned second-team Utah Class 5A all-state honors, blocking for a Hawks’ offense that averaged 181.9 rushing yards and 166.3 passing yards per game while amassing 25.5 points per game, compiling a 4-7 record in losing in the first round of the state playoffs… Also a three-year letterwinner and two-year starter in basketball, averaging 14 points and nine rebounds per game, helping Alta to the state championship during junior season… A member of the AHS Honor Roll… Son of Craig and JoAnne Albrecht… Has one brother and one sister… Undeclared on a major at Utah State… Chose USU because of up-and-coming football program as well as the academic structure and campus environment.Terrence Alston • CB • 5-10 • 175 • JR • TR • Richmond, Calif. (Vanden HS/Solano CC) Earned honorable mention All-America accolades as well as first-team all-Region III and first-team all-conference honors… Was also selected for the Junior College All-American bowl roster, but the game was postponed due to the Metrodome collapse… Helped Solano to a 9-2 record in 2010, winning the South Division Bay Valley Conference title, as the Falcons earned a berth in the Breath for Life Bowl in Monterey, falling to San Jose City College, and finished the year ranked No. 13 in Northern California and No. 25 in the state… Tallied five interceptions with 12 pass break-ups, along with 45 tackles (28 solo, 17 assists), including three tackles for loss… As a freshman in 2008, logged five pass break-ups with 16 tackles (11 solo, five assists), including one tackle for loss… Also had three rushes for a total of 21 yards along with one kick return for 29 yards… Was also a first-team all-conference selection his freshman season… Was an all-league, all-city, all-county and all-region selection at Vanden HS, as well as being voted the Vikings’ defensive MVP after posting 73 tackles (39 solo, 34 assists) with two interceptions, one pass break-up and two forced fumbles in senior season… Son of Scott Alston and Angela Alston… Has two older brothers… Intends on majoring in sociology at Utah State… Chose USU because of the up-and-coming status of the program, the coaching staff, the facilities and the team’s family atmosphere. Maurice Alexander • LB • 6-2 • 209 • JR • TR • Saint Louis, Mo. (Eureka HS/Arizona Western College)A two-time first-team all-Western States Football League and first-team all-Region I selection at Arizona Western, helping the Matadors to back-to-back Western States Football League championships, including a 10-2 record in 2010, playing in the Texas Bowl after playing in the Mississippi Bowl the year before, the first back-to-back bowl appearances for Arizona Western since 1980-81… Led the WSFL and ranked 19th in National Junior College Athletic Association with 98 tackles, including 19 for a loss with eight sacks, four pass break-ups, one interception and one forced fumble… The 19 TFL’s was second in the NJCAA while the 116 yards loss led the NJCAA… Finished two-year career with 179 tackles, 15 sacks and four INT… Was a two-year all-state Missouri 5A, two-time all-conference and two-year all-metro honoree at Eureka HS, helping the Wildcats to a pair of district championships, advancing to the state semi-finals twice… Posted 134 tackles with 18 sacks his senior season… Also an all-state performer in wrestling and track, finishing third at the state wrestling championships… Son of Maurice Alexander and Lynette McAlpine… Has two brothers and sisters… Plans on majoring in law and constitutional studies at Utah State… Chose USU because of coaching staff.Tyler Bennett • P • 5-11 • 213 • JR • TR • Phoenix, Ariz. (North Canyon HS/Phoenix College)A second-team All-America selection, earning first-team all-region and first-team all-conference honors after ranking second in the National Junior College Athletic Association with a 43.7 average on 43 punts, with a long of 68 yards… A two-time first-team all-region selection at North Canyon HS… Had a 41.1 average with a long of 54 yards, pinning 14 punts inside the 20-yard line his senior season… Also played some defensive line for the Rattlers, posting 19 tackles with three and a half sacks… Also an Academic All-American at NCHS… Son of Aleecia Matkovich… Has one brother… Intends on majoring in human movement science at Utah State… Chose USU for opportunity to play Division I football… Junior college teammates with fellow signee Jumanne Robertson.Will Davis • CB • 5-11 • 169 • JR • TR • Spokane, Wash. (Central Valley HS/De Anza College)Earned first-team all-Golden Gate conference and first-team all-state honors after posting eight interceptions, returning two for touchdowns… The eight INT’s led the Northern California Football Association and he ranked tied for eighth in the NCFA in passes defended with 1.55 per game, adding eight pass break-ups… Also tallied 38 tackles… Helped the Dons to the Golden Gate Conference title and the Central Division Bowl… Originally enrolled at Western Washington, but the program was cut during his redshirt-freshman season, but did earn one WWU Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week honor… Was a second-team all-Greater Spokane League selection in only year of football at Central Valley HS, logging seven INT’s, while also tallying 33 tackles, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery… Also played wide receiver, making 16 catches for 135 yards and four touchdowns… Also earned three letters in basketball and four in track… An honorable mention all-league and team MVP as a senior in basketball and was a two-year starter… As sophomore, played on team that was Class 4A state runner-up… Placed third in triple jump at state track meet as a senior and was regional champion as junior… Had personal record triple jump of 46-0… Was Associated Student Body President at CVHS… A Diversity “DREAM” award honoree in 2007-08… Son of Shon Davis and Francis Watkins… Has two brothers and one sister… Intends on majoring in economics with minor in management at Utah State… Chose USU because of coaching staff and best opportunity to play Division I football.Bojay Filimoeatu • LB • 6-2 • 250 • JR • TR • West Valley City, Utah (Granger HS/Mt. San Antonio College)Name is pronounced Bo-jay Fee-lee-moy-ah-too… Named the All-America Community College Football Team Defensive Player Of the Year as well as a first-team All-American… Ranked as the No. 36 overall junior college prospect in the country… Earned first-team all-California Community College Football Coaches Association accolades, as well as first-team all-California Region IV honors and was named the all-California Region IV Defensive Player of the Year… Named Defensive MVP of the state and National Community College Championship game, in leading Mt. SAC to its second-consecutive state and National Community College title… Posted 62 tackles with 22 tackles for loss along with 13 sacks, eight QB hurries, four pass break-ups, three fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles… Led CCCFCA in sacks and ranked fourth in tackles for loss, tied for third in fumble recoveries and tied for 19th in forced fumbles… Was a three-year letterwinner at Granger HS, playing linebacker and fullback for the Lancers, earning all-Region 6 honors as both junior and senior… Had 26 rushes for 111 yards (4.3 ypc) with three TD’s, while adding five receptions for 32 yards… Son of Sione and Liliena Filimoeatu… Intends on majoring in sociology at Utah State… Chose USU because it was close to home, as well as coaching staff.Taani Fisilau • OL • 6-3 • 315 • FR • HS • Glendale, Utah (Cottonwood HS)Last name is pronounced Fees-ee-lau… Was a first-team all-state and first-team all-region selection… Participated in the U.S. Army National Combine, and had the highest vertical leap of all the offensive lineman (34 inches)… Helped Cottonwood to an 8-4 record and a State 5A quarterfinal appearance… Chosen to play in the Hawaii/Polynesia-Mainland Bowl, along with fellow USU signees Jeremy Higgins and Elvis Kamana-Matagi… Also lettered in basketball and track & field at Cottonwood HS, which is USU head coach Gary Andersen’s alma mater… Son of Soileti and Ana Fisilau… Plans on majoring in pre-health with emphasis in pharmaceutical studies at Utah State… Chose USU because he wanted to be a part of the excitement currently around the program and the coaching staff.La’Bradford Harold • S • 5-10 • 197 • FR • HS • Crowley, Texas (Crowley HS)A two-time first-team all-4A Region I District 7 selection, playing both safety and wide receiver… Helped lead the Eagles to their first playoff appearance in 10 years… Posted 58 tackles with one interception along with five pass break-ups in playing six games at safety… Also played wide receiver, totalling 28 receptions for 569 yards (20.3 ypr) with six TD’s as a senior after making 21 catches for 455 yards (21.7 ypc) with six TD’s as a junior… Also lettered in track & field, posting a personal-best time of 10.61 in the 100m… Was the district champion in the 100m… Qualified for the state meet in the 100m as well as the 4×100 and 4×400 meter relays, finishing third in the state in the 100m… A three-year letterwinner in basketball, earning first-team all-district honors as a junior… Earned Fort Worth ISD Coca Cola Classic all-Tournament honors… Named CHS Homecoming King… Son of Vince and Carolyn Harold… Has one brother and one sister… Undeclared on major at Utah State… Chose USU because of close-knit family feeling of current players on team.Parker Hausknecht • LB • 6-0 • 214 • FR • HS • Draper, Utah (Alta HS)Last name is pronounced House-connect… A two-time second-team all-Region 2 honoree by Deseret News… Guided Alta to 10-3 mark, losing in State 5A championship game… Registered 65 tackles (26 solo, 39 assists), including leading team with 7.5 sacks, seven pass break-ups and two fumble recoveries, one of which he ran back 35 yards for TD… Had three and a half sacks in game against Timpview… Was team captain… As a junior, totaled 76 tackles (22 solo, 54 assists) with four sacks, two pass break-ups and two fumble recoveries, helping Hawks to second-straight State 5A championship with a 13-1 mark… Had nine tackles in title game… Also played fullback as a junior, scoring four TD’s on the season… Son of Kim and John Hausknecht… Planning on majoring in business at Utah State… Chose USU because of the campus and community environment, the coaching staff and USU’s positive academic reputation.Jordan Hicks • OL • 6-5 • 290 • FR • HS • South Jordan, Utah (Bingham HS)A first-team Utah Class 5A all-state selection by both the Deseret News and Salt Lake Tribune as well as first-team all-Region 3… Did not allow a sack during his senior season in blocking for the Miners’ offense that averaged 239.8 rushing and 159.3 passing yards per game, amassing 50.7 points per game on the way to their second-straight 5A state championship, going 13-0 in 2010… Also a two-year starter in basketball, leading the team as a sophomore with 16 points per game… Also a member of the BHS Honor Roll… Son of Kenny and Lori Hicks… Has two sisters… Uncle, Kerry Hicks, was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the seventh round (234th overall) of the 1996 NFL Draft, and played defensive end for two seasons in the NFL for the Kansas City Chiefs after being a four-year letterwinner at the University of Colorado… Uncle, Randy Morrell, played for Weber State in 1982… Intends on majoring in pre-law or engineering at Utah State with future plans of being a lawyer… Chose USU because of coaching staff, facilities, being close to home as well as campus and community environments… High school teammates with fellow signee Bridger Peck.Ladale Jackson • CB • 5-10 • 166 • FR • HS • Las Vegas, Nev. (Silverado HS)A first-team all-conference and all-region selection at Silverado HS after posting 49 tackles with seven pass break-ups and one interception at cornerback… Also played wide receiver, making 10 receptions for 285 yards (28.5 ypc) with two TD’s… Totalled 86 tackles in high school career with 10 pass break-ups and four INT’s, as well as 750 receiving yards and 1,500 rushing yards… Played in all-star game… Named team MVP as a freshman… Also a four-year letterwinner in track, winning the 400m state title in 2010 with a 49.29 time and third in the 200m… Son of Tamica Davis… Has two brothers… Intends on majoring in physical therapy or engineering at Utah State… Chose USU because of the up-and-coming status of the program, the academic structure and coaching staff.Chuckie Keeton • QB • 6-2 • 185 • FR • HS • Houston, Texas (Cypress Creek HS)A two-time all-District 15 5A selection, as well as Touchdown Club of Houston Offensive Player of the Year finalist and was named to Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine top 20 QB’s and top 300 players lists, as well as the publication’s district preseason player of the year… Also named 1960 Sun Times Offensive Player of the Year… Led Cypress Creek HS to the third round of the Texas 5A state playoffs by passing for 2,389 yards with 13 TD’s on a 61 completion percentage, as well as rushing for 1,023 yards and 16 TD’s as a senior… Totalled 1,366 passing yards with 10 TD’s on 61 percent completion percentage while rushing for 1,098 yards with 14 TD’s as a junior… Was a two-time team captain… Also an all-district baseball player as a pitcher and centerfielder… Also lettered on the track & field team, competing in hurdles, long jump and high jump… Member of the Cypress Creek HS PALS program… Son of Charles and Lavern Keeton… Has one sister and one brother… Plans on majoring in computer engineering at Utah State… Chose USU because of campus and community environments, coaching staff, program’s up-and-coming status, the offensive style and the academic strength of University.Derek Keller • LB • 6-3 • 221 • FR • HS • Draper, Utah (Alta HS)A first-team all-Region 2 and first-team Utah 4A all-state selection as a three-year letterman and two-year starter at defensive end at Alta HS in 2007, leading Hawks with 11.5 sacks, part of 57 tackles as a senior… Also a three-year starter in lacrosse, earning all-state and MVP honors as a senior… Son of Bart and Sheri Keller… Has two sisters and one brother… Served LDS Church Mission in Houston, Texas from 2008-2010… Signed with Southern Utah out of high school prior to serving Mission… Intends on majoring in biology/pre-medicine at Utah State… Chose USU because of coaching staff’s vision and the program’s up-and-coming status.Adam Kennedy • QB • 6-5 • 210 • JR • TR • Elk Grove, Calif. (Franklin HS/San Joaquin Delta College)A first-team all-Valley Conference selection as well as San Joaquin’s MVP, in leading the Mustangs to a 7-3 record in 2010, including a 4-1 Valley Conference record and co-North Division Conference champions, on the way to the Associated Student Body Government (ASBG) Bowl Game… Threw for 1,767 yards in 10 games (176.7 ypg) on 153-of-236 passing (.648) with 15 TD’s and eight INT’s, for an efficiency rating of 141.9… The 64.8 completion percentage ranked sixth in the California Community College Athletic Association, while ranking 15th in pass efficiency and 21st in the total offense (213.5 ypg)… Also had 368 yards rushing on 106 attempts (3.5 ypr) with four TD’s… Was a first-team all-Delta Valley Conference honoree at Franklin HS, throwing for 1,109 yards in 10 games with eight TD’s and four INT’s… Also rushed for 413 yards on 94 carries (4.4 ypc) with five TD’s… Son of Bill and Teresa Kennedy… Has one brother… Intends on majoring in business management at Utah State… Chose USU because of the coaching staff. Al Lapuaho • DL • 6-3 • 280 • JR • TR • West Valley City, Utah (Granger HS/Snow JC) Full name is Avalisi Lapuaho… Last name is pronounced Lah-poo-ah-ho… Earned first-team all-conference honors at Snow, helping Badgers to a 10-2 record, along with their second-straight Top of The Mountains Bowl championship and a No. 7 national ranking… Posted 53 tackles with eight for loss, along with two sacks… Earned Utah Class 4A second-team all-state honors by both the Deseret News and the Salt Lake Tribune at Granger HS, as well as first-team all-Region 6… A four-year letterwinner… Son of Rob and Mele Lapuaho… Has eight brothers and two sisters… Plans on majoring in business entrepreneurship at Utah State… Chose USU because its close to home, the coaching staff and the program’s up-and-coming status.Havea Lasike • DL • 6-1 • 305 • JR • TR • Sunnyvale, Calif. (Lincoln HS/Foothill JC) A first-team all-Northern California Football Association honoree after posting 81 tackles, while ranking tied for eighth in the NCFA in sacks with nine, part of 14 tackles for loss… Added three fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles and four QB hurries… Named team defensive MVP after leading the Owls to a 9-2 record and Silicon Valley Bowl title… A first-team all-conference selection at Lincoln HS… Son of Mike and Malia Muegge… Has four brothers and one sister… Plans on majoring in communication studies at Utah State… Chose USU because of coaching staff and Polynesian atmosphere.Ian Maguire • OL • 6-5 • 270 • JR • TR • San Francisco, Calif. (Lowell HS/City College of San Francisco)Helped City College of San Francisco to an 11-1 record and the NorCal conference championship along with the 14th Hawaiian Punch Bowl title, losing in the state championship game… Blocked for a Rams’ offense that led the Northern California Football Association in total offense with 464.3 yards per game, ranking fifth in passing offense (275.8 ypg) and seventh in rushing offense (188.6 ypg), ranking second in the NCFA in scoring offense at 38.3 points per game… Earned all-city, all-metro and California Class 3A all-state honors at Lowell HS, playing both offensive tackle and defensive end for the Cardinals… Also a two-year letterwinner in rugby… Son of Chris and Katherine Maguire… Has one brother… Plans on majoring in political science at Utah State… Chose USU because of the coaching staff as well as the campus and community environments.Jordunn Mattinson • TE • 6-5 • 259 • FR • HS • Spanish Fork, Utah (Spanish Fork HS)A two-time honorable mention all-valley selection by the Provo Daily Herald… Was a three-year starter and letterwinner for Spanish Fork HS… Helped the Dons to an 8-3 record, losing in the quarterfinals to Timpview and fellow Aggie signee Trevor Brown… Had 24 catches for 302 yards (12.6 ypc) with four TD’s as a senior… Caught six TD’s as part of his 401 yards as a junior, earning the SFHS Outstanding Wide Receiver award and led the team in TD receptions as a sophomore with nine… Helped the Dons to a first-round playoff appearance as a junior… Was also a part of Spanish Fork’s 5A state baseball title team his junior season… Son of Scott Mattinson and Stacey Nelson… Plans on majoring in large animal veterinary studies at Utah State… Chose USU because of Utah State’s agriculture program, in addition to its recently upgraded facilities and an enthusiastic coaching staff, in addition to the outdoor community environment.Bridger Peck • LB • 6-1 • 206 • FR • HS • South Jordan, Utah (Bingham HS)A three-time all-Region 3 selection at free safety, posting 31 tackles along with five interceptions and one pass break-up in helping Miners to their second-straight 5A state championship, going 13-0 in 2010… Registered 115 tackles and nine interceptions for career, including being sophomore defensive MVP… Also a three-year letterwinner in basketball, helping Bingham to back-to-back state semi-final appearances in sophomore and junior seasons after state finals in freshman season… Son of Kenny and Kim Peck… Has one brother and two sisters… Intends on majoring in business at Utah State… Chose USU because of campus and community environments, coaching staff and facilities… High school teammates with fellow signee Jordan Hicks.Paul Piukala • DL • 6-4 • 234 • JR • TR • Oakland, Calif. (Castlemont HS/Laney CC)Last name is pronounced Peu-kala… A first-team Region I all-California selection after posting 43 tackles, including 12 tackles for loss with 3.5 sacks, while adding one pass break-up, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in helping Laney to a 5-5 record… Named Laney’s Defensive MVP… Helped Castlemont HS to a 9-2-1 record in winning the Silver Bowl… Earned first-team all-East Bay honors by Bay Area News Group… One of 20 players selected to Contra Costa Times “Bay Area Cream of the Crop”… Also lettered in track & field, competing in the discus… Son of Sione and Mele Piukala… Has two brothers and one sister… Intends on majoring in communication studies at Utah State… Chose USU because of relationship with coaching staff and Polynesian influence.Jumanne Robertson • CB • 5-10 • 176 • JR • TR • Phoenix, Ariz. (Deer Valley HS/Phoenix CC)First name is pronounced Ju-mahnee… Totalled 25 tackles with one tackle for loss along with one interception and one pass break-up in eight games… Earned first-team all-region and first-team all-state honors at Deer Valley HS after tallying 89 tackles with three interceptions in senior season… Helped the Skyhawks to the region championship in junior season… Also lettered in track & field, competing in the short sprints, long jump, triple jump and high jump, qualifying for regional meet in all events while advancing to the 5A-II Arizona State Championships in the long jump and triple jump… Son of Lynn Robertson… Has one sister and one brother… Intends on majoring in criminal justice at Utah State… Chose USU because of the friendly feel of the team, the players and the coaches… Junior college teammates with fellow signee Tyler Bennett. Travis Seefeldt • DL • 6-2 • 310 • FR • HS • Sun City, Ariz. (Liberty HS)Earned second-team all-region accolades as a defensive lineman, registering 27 tackles, one sack and one pass break-up, in helping Liberty HS to 9-2 record and a playoff appearance… Also earned first-team all-state and first-team all-region honors as an offensive lineman in recording 80-plus pancakes/knockdowns, while blocking for a Lions’ offense that averaged 151.6 passing and 241.3 rushing yards per game in averaging 37.4 points per game… Earned the offensive lineman MVP award at the University of Arizona’s camp last June… Also a letterwinner in track & field, competing in the discus and shot put… Son of Angel and Sharon Hernandez… Has two brothers… Intends on majoring in human movement science at Utah State… Chose USU because of coaching staff, facilities and the strong academics.Stetson Tenney • OL • 6-6 • 310 • JR • TR • Show Low, Ariz. (Show Low HS/Eastern Arizona JC)Earned first-team all-Region I honors and first-team all-Western States Football League accolades in helping the Gila Monsters to a 9-3 record and Salt City Bowl runner-up finish… Anchored an Eastern Arizona offensive line that led the WSFL in rushing with 3,560 (323.6 ypg), ranking fifth in total offense with 376.5 ypg… Was originally a walk-on at BYU in 2008, before transferring to Eastern Arizona… Was a two-time first-team 3A all-state honoree as both an offensive tackle and defensive end at Show Low HS, helping the Cougars to an undefeated season and 3A state championship as a junior… Also earned first-team all-conference accolades as a junior and senior… Was also a three-year letterwinner in wrestling, winning the state championship as a senior, compiling a 52-4 record… Finished sixth at the state meet as a junior, helping SLHS to the state title… Was also a three-year letterwinner in track & field… Son of David and Gay Tenney… Has one sister and four brothers… Served an LDS Church Mission in Little Rock, Ark. from 2005-07… Plans on majoring in exercise science at Utah State… Chose USU because of coaching staff as well as campus and community environments.Reuben Thomas • WR • 6-0 • 164 • JR • TR • Pasadena, Calif. (John Muir HS/Pasadena City College)Full name is Reuben Thomas III.. A two-time all-National Southern Conference selection after tallying 44 receptions for 748 yards (17.0 ypc) with nine TD’s as a sophomore… Added nine rushes for total of 14 yards… Also had nine punt returns for 146 yards (16.2 ypr) with one TD and one kick return for 23 yards… Led the Lancers with 931 all-purpose yards (116.4 ypg), and in scoring with 10 total TD’s… As a freshman, had 24 catches for 453 yards (18.9 ypc) with eight TD’s, adding 21 rushes for 78 yards (3.7 ypc) with six TD’s, along with 10 punt returns for 160 yards (16.0 ypr) and one TD, and eight kick returns for 196 yards (24.5 ypr)… Led team with 15 total TD’s, as well as ranking second on team with 887 all-purpose yards (110.9 ypg)… Earned all-CIF honors and was an all-district selection while playing quarterback and defensive back at John Muir HS… Completed 21 passes for 113 yards with two TD’s, while rushing for 956 yards on 62 carries (15.4 ypr) with 12 TD’s… Also an all-district and all-league honoree in basketball… Son of Reuben Thomas, Jr. and Rachale Gurley… Has four sisters… Intends on majoring in communication studies or business at Utah State… Chose USU because of coaching staff, facilities and the campus and community environments.Terell Thompson • CB • 6-2 • 215 • JR • TR • Aurora, Colo. (Eaglecrest HS/Glendale CC)A first-team all-Western States Football League and first-team all-Region I selection… Led team with four interceptions with two pass break-ups along with 44 tackles, one tackle for loss and one fumble recovery as a sophomore… Posted two interceptions along with 30 tackles in freshman season… A four-year letterwinner as running back at Eaglecrest HS and was a two-time team captain… Earned first-team Aurora Sentinel All-City honors and was a first-team all-Centennial League selection as a senior after earned second-team all-Centennial League as a junior… Rushed for 1,368 yards with 18 TD’s in senior season including single-game with 399 yards and six TD’s… Totalled 963 rushing yards and eight TD’s as a junior on the way to team and offensive MVP honors… Gained 1,896 total yards and 18 total TD’s as a sophomore… Also a three-year letterwinner in basketball, helping the Raptors to a 22-4 overall record and 13-1 league mark, advancing to the Great 8 round of the state playoffs… Son of Clinton and Jennifer Carruthers… Has two sisters… Uncle, Gary Richard, played football at the University of Pittsburgh…Plans on communication studies at Utah State… Chose USU because of up-and-coming status.Kevin Whimpey • DL • 6-5 • 254 • SO • TR • Highland, Utah (Lone Peak HS)Played one season at Idaho State before serving LDS Church Mission to Ventura, Calif. from 2008-10… Saw action in six games at ISU in 2008, posting nine tackles with one sack and tackle for loss… Was a two-year letterman in football at Lone Peak HS, earning all-Region 4 honors in helping the Knights to the 2008 regional championship… Also lettered in basketball, track & field and wrestling… Was on the Lone Peak HS Honor Roll, as well as an Eagle Scout… Son of David and Barbara Whimpey… Has four brothers… Twin brother, Kyle, is a fellow signee… Interested in majoring in human movement science at Utah State… Chose USU because of opportunity to play together with his brother and close to home, as well as the coaching staff.Kyle Whimpey • OL • 6-5 • 296 • SO • TR • Highland, Utah (Lone Peak HS)Played one season at Idaho State before serving LDS Church Mission to Riverside, Calif. from 2008-10… Saw action in two games at ISU in 2008 as an offensive lineman… Was a two-year letterman in football at Lone Peak HS, earning all-Region 4 honors in helping the Knights to the 2008 regional championship… Also lettered in basketball, track & field and wrestling, collecting two each in wrestling and track & field… Was on the Lone Peak HS Honor Roll, as well as an Eagle Scout… Son of David and Barbara Whimpey… Has four brothers… Twin brother, Kevin, is a fellow signee… Interested in majoring in human movement science at Utah State… Chose USU because of opportunity to play together with his brother and the closeness to home, as well as the coaching staff.-USU-
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