Utah State football announces 2020 signing class

Utah State coach Gary Andersen gestures during the second half of the team's NCAA college football game against Wake Forest in Winston-Salem, N.C., Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. Wake Forest won 38-35. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

LOGAN – Utah State head football coach Gary Andersen announced his second signing class on Wednesday, as part of the National Signing Day. The class, which includes 24 total players, is comprised of 19 high school athletes, three junior college transfers and two four-year transfers.

Of the 24 players, seven signed with Utah State in December and four are returned missionaries.

Overall, six of the players are currently enrolled at Utah State for the spring 2020 semester, while five will serve a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints before enrolling at Utah State.

The state of Utah produced the most signees with eight, followed by six players from California, three from Texas, and one player each from Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Virginia and Australia.

In all, Utah State’s 2020 class includes 12 recruits on defense, six recruits on offense, and four specialists, to go along with two athletes who could play on either side of the ball.

This group of signees joins the 54 players that Andersen and his staff added to the program last season and the Aggies still have more spots available heading into the 2020 campaign.


HIGH SCHOOL SIGNEES (15)
Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. Exp. Hometown (High School/Last School)Jacob Garcia LS 6-1 230 Fr. HS Anaheim, Calif. (Servite HS)
John Gentry RB 5-10 195 Fr. HS Houston, Texas (North Shore HS)
Stephen Kotsanlee+^ P 6-2 205 Fr. HS Melbourne, Australia (Box Hill HS)
Broc Lane TE 6-5 225 Fr. HS Gilbert, Ariz. (Perry HS)
Luke Marion+ S 6-0 185 Fr. HS Tualatin, Ore. (Tualatin HS)
Breaker Mendenhall S 6-3 180 Fr. HS Crozet, Va. (Western Albemarle HS)
Dahlin Mesake+ DE 6-3 230 Fr. HS Las Vegas, Nev. (Bishop Gorman HS)
Elelyon Noa+^ RB 5-9 200 Fr. HS La Mesa, Calif. (Helix HS)
Jakob Robinson CB 5-10 160 Fr. HS Orem, Utah (Orem HS)
Joey Rouly PK 6-0 190 Fr. HS Anaheim, Calif. (Canyon HS)
Justice Ena* OL 6-3 280 Fr. HS Smithfield, Utah (Sky View HS)
Bowen Fjord* S 6-2 190 Fr. HS Boerne, Texas (Boerne-Champion HS)
Ryan Marks* K/P 6-0 200 Fr. HS Farmington, Utah (Farmington HS)
Otto Tia* ATH 6-3 205 Fr. HS Layton, Utah (Northridge HS)
Poukesi Vakauta+* DT 6-1 255 Fr. HS Euless, Texas (Trinity HS)
* Will serve a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints before enrolling at Utah State.

RETURNED MISSIONARIES (4)
Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. Exp. Hometown (High School/Last School)Mata Hola LB 6-3 230 Fr. HS Sandy, Utah (Alta HS)
Josh Sterzer^ TE 6-4 225 Fr. HS Salt Lake City, Utah (Taylorsville HS)
Izzy Vaifo’ou LB 6-3 200 Fr. HS Salt Lake City, Utah (Highland HS)
Crew Wakley ATH 6-2 190 Fr. HS Sandy, Utah (Jordan HS)

JUNIOR COLLEGE SIGNEES (3)
Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. Exp. Hometown (High School/Last School)
James Hansen+^ DT 6-4 275 So. JC Fontana, Calif. (Kaiser HS/Riverside CC)
Justin McGriff WR 6-6 220 So. JC Tampa, Fla. (Jefferson HS/ASA College of Miami)
Xavion Steele+^ CB 5-10 185 Jr. JC Hemet, Calif. (Orange Lutheran HS/Fullerton JC)

FOUR-YEAR TRANSFER (2)
Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. Exp. Hometown (High School/Last School)
Keegan Duncan^ LB 6-3 220 Fr. RS Declo, Idaho (Declo HS/Boise State)
Marcus Moore DE 6-2 255 Gr. TR Pasadena, Calif. (Crespi HS/UCLA)

+ Announced during December signing period.
^ Enrolled at Utah State for the 2020 spring semester.

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