The lead up to national signing day has seen colleges and universities do anything they can to land highly touted recruits. But as 18-year-olds are prone to do, there have been some notable stories of players waffling back and forth between schools.


BYU has hit the recruiting block hard grabbing 11 in-state recruits and a handful of junior college stand outs, many who are expected to have an immediate impact.


Here is a list of players who have verbally committed to BYU.

Chasen Andersen

6-1, 215, LB, Logan

The son of Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen and is rated No. 96 at MLB by scout.com.

Quincy Awa-Dubose

6-3, 305, OL, Moorpark, Calif.

Juco transfer who will compete immediately for the starting center position.

Francis Bernard

5-11, 215, RB, Herriman

Started both ways and was regarded by many as the top running back out of the Utah.

Ma'atua Brown

6-5, 350, DT, Norwalk, Calif.

Juco prospect who will be looked at to provide immediate help at nose guard.

Josh Carter

6-5, 305, OL, Thatcher, Ariz.

Starred for junior college Eastern Arizona and will be looked at to start at right tackle.

Michael Davis

6-2, 175, WR, Glendale, Calif.

A standout at BYU camps with his rare combination of size and sub 4.5 40-yard speed.

Nathan DeBeikes

6-2, 215, LB, Thousand Oaks, Calif.

An All-CIF performer his senior season and led his team in total tackles.

Garrett England

6-3, 180, DB, Salt Lake City

A standout for Skyline High and could play at either safety or receiver.

Rylee Gautavai

6-1, 210, LB, Bountiful

A standout for Bountiful High his senior year and will likely play inside linebacker.

Billy Green

6-2, 200, QB, Seattle

Graduated early and is already enrolled in order to compete in spring practices.

Keegan Hicks

6-3, 285, OL, South Jordan

An early commit and the leader of Bingham's offensive front his senior year.

Brayden Kearsley

6-5, 285, OL, Beaverton, Ore.

BYU's highest-rated prospect and rated the No. 16 OL prospect by scout.com.

Moroni Laulu-Pututau

6-4, 200, TE, Hyrum

Played big role in Mountain Crest's 4A state final run, playing both at receiver and DB.

Dallin Leavitt

5-11, 202, DB, Portland, Ore.

Starred for Central Catholic High and is rated as a 3-star prospect by scout.com.

Samuel Lee

6-0, 180 CB Santa Clarita, Calif.

Starred for College of the Canyons and will be looked to replace Preston Hadley at DB.

Inoke Lotulelei

5-8, 175, WR, Salt Lake City

Was quarterback Cooper Bateman's favorite target at Cottonwood last season.

Kalolo Manumaleuga Utu

6-2, 250, LB/DE, Compton, Calif.

Will likely play at defensive end for BYU and is a juco transfer.

Kai Nacua

6-2, 200, DB, Henderson, Nev.

Played at both quarterback and defensive back for Liberty High.

Patrick Palau

5-11, 240, FB/LB, Salt Lake City

Was rated as the No. 8 fullback prospect nationally by scout.com.

JonRyheem Peoples

6-6, 300, DL/OL, Rigby, Idaho

Chose BYU after receiving a lot of interest from Utah. Rated 3-star by scout.com.

Trajan Pili

6-2, 215, LB, Las Vegas

A 3-star prospect and will likely play at outside linebacker.

Jordan Preator

6-0, 180, DB, Plain City

Starred at receiver, DB and on special teams for Fremont and will likely play safety.

Addison Pulsipher

6-5, 250 OL Temecula, Calif.

An early commit and will join with brother Adam in playing for BYU.

Dax Raymond

6-5, 220, WR, Provo

Caught 74 passes — 22 for touchdowns.

Thomas Shoaf

6-5, 265, OL, Columbus, Ind.

Rated 3-stars by scout.com and chose BYU over Purdue and other programs.

Talon Shumway

6-3, 210, WR, Highland

A standout for Lone Peak on both the gridiron and the hardwood.

Merrill Taliauli

6-2, 305, DT, Salt Lake City

Starred for East High and will add depth to the nose tackle position.

Ku-J Tapusoa

5-10-190, DB, Kahuku, Hawaii

Helps BYU keep the tradition of landing top talent from Kahuku High.

Trent Trammell

5-11, 180, CB, San Francisco

Is already enrolled and will be a prime candidate to replace Preston Hadley at corner.