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Ten BYU Prospects To Watch During 2022 Utah High School Football Season

Aug 11, 2022, 1:28 PM
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Utah High School Football kicks off the 2022 season on August 11, keep an eye out for these BYU prospects. (Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News)
(Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah high school football is back for another season. The 2022 campaign on the prep gridiron kicks off with a full slate of games on Friday, August 12.

With the quality and quantity of prospects coming from Utah each year, BYU makes the Beehive State a top priority in its recruiting efforts.

Here are my top ten local prep standouts that Cougar fans should be watching for during KSL’s Game Night Live recaps this season. Some are uncommitted prospects. Others are already committed to playing for BYU.

Uncommitted players in the class of 2023

Spencer Fano, Timpview

Offensive Tackle | 6-5 | 270

Fano is the number seven offensive tackle nationally by 247Sports’ ratings in the class of 2023. A great athlete with room to grow into his frame, Fano has suitors, including BYU, Utah, USC, UCLA, and Miami.

Smith Snowden, Skyridge

Cornerback | 5-9 | 173

Snowden is the best cornerback prospect to come out of Utah. The son of former BYU running back Will Snowden, BYU is contending with Utah, Stanford, Colorado, and Northwestern for Smith.

Motekiai Mounga, Timpview

Defensive Line | 6-3 | 250

BYU has been pursuing Mounga, the versatile defensive end or defensive tackle, for more than a year. He has offers from Utah State and UNLV, among others.

Keep an eye out for these 2023 BYU commits

Matthew Fredrick, East

Tight End | 6-5 | 230

One of the recent commits in BYU’s 2023 class, Fredrick, is a big-bodied tight end target that will likely show why coaches such as Steve Clark wanted to add him to BYU’s first Big 12 class.

Miles Hall, Skyline

Linebacker | 6-2 | 195

Versatile athlete. Hall could line up at receiver, defensive back, or linebacker at Skyline High School. At BYU, he projects as a linebacker. Think of him as a flash linebacker of the future.

Ryder Burton, Springville

Quarterback | 6-2 | 180

Burton has had a productive summer. Now he enters his final prep season with a more prominent spotlight as a BYU QB commit. Many eyes will be on Burton, who seems poised for a huge season.

Owen Borg, Corner Canyon

Linebacker | 6-2 | 190

The latest commit to BYU’s “Elite 23” class, Borg is the latest from the Corner Canyon linebacker pipeline BYU has pulled from in recent years. First, it was Josh Wilson, then his younger brother, Micah, and now it’s Borg.

Utah High School Football players that are uncommitted in the 2024 class

Tei Nacua, Timpview

Wide Receiver | 6-2 | 170

Yes, another Nacua is making his presence felt on the prep scene here in Utah. The younger brother to Puka and Samson, Tei is another wide receiver prospect in the family. Nacua holds offers from BYU, Utah, and Hawaii before his junior season.

Isaac Wilson, Corner Canyon

Quarterback | 6-0 | 166

Zach Wilson, Cole Hagen, Jaxson Dart, and Devin Brown. That’s the last four QBs to roll through Corner Canyon. No pressure for Isaac, right?

The younger brother to Zach, Isaac likely will embrace the pressure. He’s already proven to be a star on the 7-on-7 circuit. Now he officially takes over the Corner Corner juggernaut.

Class of 2024 BYU Commit

Dallin Johnson, Springville

Defensive Line | 6-4 | 270

Johnson has already piled up 91 tackles in his career and he still has two years remaining at Springville. The first commit of BYU’s 2024 class, Johnson has been committed since last summer.

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Make sure to catch the best high school football action on KSL’s Game Night Live each Friday and Saturday throughout the Utah High School football season.

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for KSLsports.com 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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