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Kaufusi is back! BYU Football Prep Tracker Week 7

After sitting five games with an injury, Maika Kaufusi came back in a big way.   In week 7 of prep action Kaufusi had seven receptions for 90 yards and three touchdowns, eight tackles (three solo), a pass defended and a fumble recovery.  In just two games Kaufusi now has 11 receptions for 328 yards and seven touchdowns.  If there were a statistic for touchdowns per target or completion, he’d definitely have the state record.

Not to be outdone, Class of 2023 commit Pokai Haunga had his best day as a receiver, collecting five receptions for 277 yards and four touchdowns.

In other prep highlights Cannon DeVries had a game-saving interception for Weber, Braxton Fely had two sacks, Jarinn Kalama had two touchdown receptions, Trevin Ostler had five tackles and a sack, Micah Wilson had nine tackles and a QB hurry, Parker Kingston had over 400 yards of offense, and Cooper Ross had two touchdown receptions, a 2-point conversion, and a sack.

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Here is a breakdown for each of the BYU commits:

Class of 2022 Commits

  • Kaden Chidester (@Kaden_Chid, ATH).  Richfield HS (Richfield, Utah, 3-4) defeated Carbon 30-7.  Chidester had one tackle, one sack, two quarterback hurries, and one forced fumble. Season totals: 6 games; 18 tackles (nine solo), three passes defended, nine quarterback hurries, four sacks, one blocked field goal, one blocked PAT, one forced fumble.
  • Cannon DeVries (@CannonDevries, WR/FS). Weber HS (Pleasant View, Utah, 5-2) defeated Layton 24-20.  DeVries had two receptions for 13 yards, three carries for 23 yards, five tackles, four pass breakups, 77 return yards, and a game-saving interception. Season totals: five games, 32 receptions for 431 yards and five touchdowns, 12 carries for 149 yards and two touchdowns, 452 return yards, 55 tackles, six passes defended, one tackle for loss, one blocked field goal, and three interceptions.
  • Peter Falaniko (@FalanikoPeter, OL). Pine View HS (St. George, Utah, 5-1) had a bye week and will face Crimson Cliffs on October 1.  Season totals: six games, no stats.
  • Braxton Fely (@Braxton_Fely, DL). Timpview HS (Orem, Utah, 5-2) defeated Highland 62-22.  Fely had two solo tackles, two tackles for loss, and a sack. Season totals: seven games; 35 tackles (34 solo), 17 tackles for loss, two quarterback hurries, a forced fumble, and 8.5 sacks.
  • Brooks Jones (@Brooks_Jones81, DE/TE). American Leadership Academy (Queen Creek, Arizona, 3-1) defeated Northwest Christian 44-12.  Jones had four tackles (one solo). Season totals: Three games, 12 tackles (four solo), two sacks.
  • Jarinn Kalama (@JarinnKalama, ATH). Wasatch HS (Heber City, Utah, 5-2) fell to Springville 45-24.  Kalama had two touchdown receptions.  Other stats not yet recorded but highlights shown below. Season totals: five games, 19 receptions for 275 yards and two touchdowns, one pass for 55 yards, 13 tackles (five solo).
  • Maika Kaufusi (@KaufusiMaika, WR/S). Alta HS (Sandy, Utah, 4-3) defeated Orem 48-23.  After sitting five games with an injury Kaufusi finally made it back and he made his presence known, finishing the game with seven receptions for 90 yards and three touchdowns and making eight tackles (three solo), with a pass defended and a fumble recovery. Season totals: two games, 11 receptions for 328 yards and seven touchdowns, 12 tackles (six solo), one pass defended, on forced fumble, and one fumble recovery.
  • Parker Kingston (QB). Roy HS (Ogden, Utah, 4-3) fell to Farmington 21-16. Kingston was 21-for-30 passing for 242 yards and no touchdowns (two interceptions). He rushed 15 times for 151 yards and a score, a 27 yard kickoff return, and -6 yards on a punt return.  He also had a 31 yard punt. Season totals: seven games, 49-of-83 passing for 688 yards and five touchdowns (two interceptions), 70 carries for 660 yards and nine touchdowns, three kickoff returns for 156 yards and one touchdown, two punt returns for four yards, five tackles (four solo), one pass defended, three punts for 124 yards.
  • Liutai Kinikini (LB). West HS (Salt Lake City, Utah, 5-1) defeated Taylorsville 42-10. Kinikini had one tackle. Season totals: six games, 17 tackles (eight solo), two passes defended.
  • Noah Moeaki (@noah_moeaki, TE/OLB). American Fork HS (American Fork, Utah, 4-2) fell to Lone Peak 27-21. Moeaki had two receptions for 22 yards, 10 tackles, one tackle for loss, and an interception. Season totals: through first five games, 18 receptions for 269 yards and five touchdowns, 36 tackles (17 solo), two tackles for loss, one sack, and an interception.
  • Trevin Ostler (@OstlerTrevin, ATH). Bountiful HS (Bountiful, Utah, 3-2) defeated Box Elder 28-7. Ostler had five tackles and a sack.  Season totals: five games, 17 tackles, two tackles for loss, two sacks.
  • Cooper Ross (@CooperJRoss, TE). Heritage Academy (Mesa, Arizona, 3-0) defeated Canyon State Academy.  Ross had six receptions for 132 yards and two touchdowns, a two-point conversion, a tackle for loss, and a sack. Season totals: one game, 16 receptions for 294 yards, six touchdowns, two two-point conversions, four tackles, one tackle for loss, two sacks, one 15-yard fumble recovery for touchdown.
  • Vae Soifua (@vae_soifua, OL). Orem HS (Orem, Utah, 4-3) fell on the road to Alta 48-23. Soifua had one tackle, one sack, and one forced fumble.  Season totals: seven games, two tackles (two solo), one sack, one forced fumble.
  • Talin Togiai (@TogiaiTalin, OT/DT). Rigby HS (Rigby, ID, 5-0) continued to roll, defeating Thunder Ridge 51-12. Rigby is the no. 1 ranked team in Idaho largely thanks to the work being done in the trenches.  No stats. Season totals: five games, no stats.
  • Micah Wilson (@Micah_Wilson11, LB). Corner Canyon HS (Draper, Utah, 7-0) defeated Skyridge 38-23. Wilson had nine tackles (six solo) and one quarterback hurry.  Corner Canyon is currently ranked no. 14 nationally by Max Preps. Season totals: six games, 38 tackles (22 solo), three tackles for loss, six quarterback hurries, one sack, and one interception for 27 yards and a touchdown.

Class of 2023 Commits

  • Pokai Haunga (@PokaiauaHaunga, WR). Timpview HS (Orem, Utah, 5-2) defeated Highland 62-22.  Haunga had one rush for 17 yards and five receptions for 277 yards and four touchdowns.  Season totals: seven games, 14 rushes for 144 yards, 45 receptions for 899 yards and 11 touchdowns, one kick return for 30 yards.

Class of 2024 Commits

  • Easton Baker (@BakerEaston, LB). Stansbury HS (Tooele, Utah, 5-2) defeated Cedar Valley 48-21. Baker had 13 tackles (eight solo), three quarterback hurries, and a sack. Season totals: four games, 60 tackles, six sacks, four quarterback hurries, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovered for a 45 yard touchdown.  Three carries on offense for 10 yards, and one reception for 11 yards.

Week 7 Highlights

Maika Kaufusi (WR, Alta)

Jarinn Kalama (WR, Wasatch)

Vae Soifua (OL, Orem)

Easton Baker (LB, Stansbury)


Parker Kingston (QB/ATH, Roy)

Micah Wilson (LB, Corner Canyon)

Noah Moeaki (WR, American Fork)

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