BYU Football: 2023 Signing Day Live Updates
Another signing day is upon us. This article will provide live updates as news arrives this morning and will be updated throughout the day.
National Signing Day 2023 Live Updates
BYU kicked off the day with a PWO commitment from OL Sonasi Po’uha. Sonasi is the son of BYU defensive line coach Sione Pouha. He chose BYU over a PWO offer from Utah.
East High School product Kevin Doe is committed to BYU. Doe is new to football and was the sprint champion at Utah last year.
Snow College DL John Taumoepeau is committed to BYU. Taumoepeau is the third defensive lineman from Snow College to commit to BYU this cycle.
To be monitored on the day of signing1. All eyes on LJ Martin
Since the departure of Stanford head coach Dave Shaw, BYU has been trying to knock down Stanford running back LJ Martin. Martin announced that he will sign his national letter of intent on Wednesday morning. If BYU is able to flip Martin, he would be one of the biggest recruiting flips of the all-star rankings era.
The Cougars need talented running backs who can be in Provo long-term as they head to the Big 12. Martin would have the opportunity to compete for a major role in BYU’s offense as soon as he enters on campus, and he has the talent to be BYU’s running back of the future.
2. Other names to watch out for
BYU is looking for other scholarship and PWO candidates. Keep an eye out for these names on Wednesday:
1. Naseri Danielson – ATH
BYU hosted California athlete Naseri Danielson on an official visit. It evaluates competing bids from the Army, Navy, and Nevada, among others. There’s a lot to like about Danielson on the football pitch and off the football pitch.
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Danielson played both wide receiver and safety while excelling in class and earning a 4.0 GPA. Danielson took on a leadership role last season for his high school and led a young core of players to one of the best seasons in school history.
As a wide receiver, Danielson excels at pointing the football high to make contested catches and he’s naturally good at creating separation off the line of scrimmage. He had over 1,000 receiving yards and 9 of 65 touchdowns for as a senior. In defense, Danielson could be described as a ball keeper.
2. Moteaki Mounga – DL
Longtime BYU target Moteaki Moung did not sign a letter of intent, but he did post a top four that excluded BYU. Given his longstanding relationship with BYU, he’s a name to watch at least on Wednesday.
3. D’André Barnes – DB/WR
BYU extended a late offer to D’Andre Barnes, then Nebraska followed suit. Like Mounga, it’s a name to watch at least on signing day.
4. Kevin Doe – ATH
Kevin Doe. Doe is preparing for East High School in Salt Lake City where he is a multi-sport athlete in football, basketball, and track and field. Kevin Doe is new to football. Until last year, Doe focused on basketball and track. He averaged more than 15 points per game on the hardwood as a junior and was the Utah 5A state champion in both the 100 and 200 last spring. He won the state title with times of 10.91 (100M) and 21.74 (200M). He told the Cougs Daily that he didn’t start playing football until the end of his junior year of high school. His height and speed at 6’4 and his athleticism on the basketball court made him an intriguing prospect as he transitioned into football.
As of this article, BYU’s overall class ranking (including transfers) is ranked 56th in the nation. The high school class ranking and transfer ranking are 70th and 37th respectively. BYU’s overall class standings could move into the 40-50 range with a few more additions on Wednesday.
BYU usually announces the missionaries who will join the program on signing day. Several former signers will return in time for the 2023 season—signing day could shed light on which missionaries will join the program for 2023 and which missionaries will be gray-shirted.