BYU Football Welcomes Eight Mid-Year Newcomers For 2022 Season

Jan 5, 2022, 3:07 PM
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Timpview High School football player Logan Fano speaks during a signing day event at the school in Orem on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. Fano is headed to BYU. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)
(Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)

PROVO, Utah – New year, new players for the BYU football program. The calendar’s turn to 2022 signaled the start of the winter semester for students at Brigham Young University. With a new semester, it’s a time for new faces to matriculate into BYU.

On Wednesday, the BYU football program announced eight newcomers who have enrolled in classes for this semester and will compete starting in the 2022 season.

Those eight include grad transfers Christopher Brooks from Cal and Stanford’s Houston Heimuli. In addition, previously announced signees in Oregon offensive line transfer Kingsley Suamataia, Timpview DE/OLB Logan Fano, Brooks Maile from Pine View High School, Summit High’s Bruce Mitchell, Isaiah Glasker from Bingham, and four-star defensive lineman Aisea Moa out of Weber High School.

BYU Football Mid-Year Enrollees for 2022

Here’s a snapshot of all eight mid-year newcomers joining the BYU football program for 2022.

Christopher Brooks Jr. | RB | California

Brooks Jr. comes to BYU after four seasons with the Cal Golden Bears. In 2019, Brooks was the leading rusher for the Bears. Before flipping his pledge to BYU, he initially committed to Purdue out of the Transfer Portal.

Houston Heimuli | FB | Stanford

A legacy prospect, Heimuli is the son of former BYU great Lakei Heimuli. Heimuli was a lead blocker and captain for Stanford last season. He has one year of eligibility remaining.

Kinglsey Suamataia | OT | Oregon

Suamataia is one of the highest-rated recruits to enroll at BYU in the 21st century. According to 247Sports’ rankings that date back to 2000, the former Oregon Duck is the third-highest recruit in BYU’s history. A native of Orem, Utah, Suamataia has the potential to be a generational talent along the offensive line at BYU.

Logan Fano | DE/OLB | Timpview High School

Fano is a former four-star prospect in the 2021 recruiting cycle. He picked BYU over offers from Utah, Oklahoma, Washington, and others. At 6-foot-4, 225-pounds, Fano was the No. 23 defensive end in the nation.

Brooks Maile | DL | Pine View High School

Maile signed with BYU in the 2019 recruiting class. From 2019-2021, Maile served a mission in Minneapolis, Minnesota for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was once an all-state performer at Pine View and a player that BYU coaches Kalani Sitake and Ilaisa Tuiaki were high on during the recruiting process.

Maile was announced as a returning missionary for the 2021 season, but he greyshirted last year.

Bruce Mitchell | DL | Summit High School

Small town defensive lineman that is a projection-based athlete. Guys like John Nelson and Blake Mangelson have made names as small-town prep players along BYU’s defensive line. Mitchell served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he returned last year then greyshirted.

Isaiah Glasker | DB | Bingham High School

A 6-foot-5, 205-pound safety prospect, Glasker played both sides of the football at Bingham High School. Defensive coaches led by BYU’s Preston Hadley were the ones that pushed for Glasker, who has strong ties to BYU through his parents, who were both athletes at the school in the past.

Aisea Moa | DL | Weber High School

Moa is the son of former Utah star Ben Moa. Aisea Moa, like his dad, was originally going to play for the Utes, but he de-committed and flipped his pledge to BYU as part of the 2022 recruiting class.

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12–3 p.m.) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.

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