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2011 Signing Class Bios




Feb. 2, 2011

NamePos.Hgt.Wgt.Yr.Exp.Hometown/Last School
Siaosi AionoOL6-2290Fr.HSWest Covina, Calif./South Hills HS
Isaac AsiataOL6-3318Fr.HSSpanish Fork, Utah/Spanish Fork HS
Tevita BloomfieldLB6-0230Fr.HSWest Valley City, Utah/Hunter HS
Joseph BryantDB6-4194Fr.HSBryan, Texas/Bryan HS
Anthony DenhamWR6-4231Jr.JCMonterey Park, Calif./East L.A. College
Nate FakahafuaDL6-3196Fr.HSSalt Lake City/Highland HS
Seni FauonukuDL6-0290Fr.HSWest Jordan, Utah/Bingham HS
Charles HendersonWR5-9172Fr.HSNew Orleans, La./McDonogh 35 HS
Benji KemoeatuOL6-5350Jr.JCKahuku, Hawaii/Lackawanna CC
Daniel KristensenOL6-5257Fr.HSSalt Lake City/Cottonwood HS
Harvey LangiRB6-1216Fr.HSSouth Jordan, Utah/Bingham HS
Keith McGillDB6-3200Jr.JCLa Mirada, Calif./Cerritos College
Daniel NielsonOL6-6321Fr.HSHurricane, Utah/Hurricane HS
Jared NorrisLB6-1232Fr.HSBakersfield, Calif./Centennial HS
Jarrell OliverRB5-9210Fr.HSSugar Land, Texas/Dulles HS
Po'u PaleleiOL6-5380Jr.JCLas Vegas, Nev./Salt Lake Community College
Quinton PedrozaWR/DB6-2211Fr.HSChino, Calif./Chino HS
Jordan RoblesOL6-5257Fr.HSWoodland Hills, Utah/Salem Hills HS
Eric RoweDB6-1177Fr.HSSpring, Texas/Klein HS
Travis StillWR6-1194Fr.HSSpanish Fork, Utah/Spanish Fork HS
John White IVRB5-9190Jr.JCTorrance, Calif./L.A. Harbor College

Pronunciations

Siaosi Aiono      see-oh-see eye-oh-no
Asiata            ah-see-ah-ta
Fakahafua         fa-ka-ah-foo-a
Seni Fauonuku     senny fow-oh-new-koo
Kemoeatu          kay-moy-ah-too
Langi             long-ee
Jarrell (Oliver)  ja-rell
Po'u Palelei      po pah-leh-lay
Quinton Pedroza   quin-tin ped-ro-za
Robles            rhymes with nobles
Still             steel



Siaosi Aiono
Offensive Line
6-2, 290, Fr.
HS
West Covina, Calif.
South Hills HS

First-team all-Sierra League ... second-team all-sate ... 2010 Nike Camp offensive line MVP ... South Hills HS (Calif.) team captain ... also lettered in track ... parents are Mac and Rita ... one brother and three sisters ... enjoys playing the ukulele ... full name is Tauti Siaosi Aiono (name is pronounced see-oh-see eye-oh-no) ... born May 16, 1993 in Salt Lake City. br>

Isaac Asiata
Offensive Line
6-3, 318, Fr.
HS
Spanish Fork, Utah
Spanish Fork HS

Enrolled in school in January and will participate in spring camp ... first-team all-state as a junior and senior ... Spanish Fork HS (Utah) team captain as a junior and senior ... three-year starter ... two-year honor roll student ... he and five siblings were raised by a single mom (Leitu Tui) ... three brothers and two sisters ... cousin of former Ute running back Matt Asiata and current Ute RB Shawn Asiata ... full name is Isaac Andrew Asiata (pronounced ah-see-ah-ta) ... born Dec. 29, 1992.

Tevita Bloomfield
Linebacker
6-0, 230, Fr.
HS
West Valley City, Utah
Hunter HS

Second-team all-state as a senior in 2010 ... all-region 2 ... set Hunter High (Utah) record for tackles in a game ... All-America rugby player played for Highland High's state champion team ... selected for the rugby All-American game vs. Canada ... also lettered in basketball (Hunter High) ... honor roll student every year ... son of Tefua and Kavata Bloomfield ... father played football for BYU from 1993-95 ... one of nine children ... born Aug. 8, 1993.

Joseph Bryant
Defensive Back
6-4, 194, Fr.
HS
Bryan, Texas
Bryan HS

Free safety was first-team all-district ... Bryan HS (Texas) team captain ... lettered three years in both football and track ... son of Joe Bryant and Helen King ... father is a correctional officer and mother is a detention officer ... one brother and one sister ... enjoys hunting, fishing and working on cars ... born Apr. 26, 1993.

Anthony Denham
Wide Receiver
6-4, 231, Jr.
JC
Monterey Park, Calif.
East L.A. College

All-state and all-conference receiver for East L.A. College ... four star recruit by both Rivals and Scout ... set school records for receiving yards and touchdowns in a game and a season ... as a freshman in 2009, had 1,189 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns ... finished second in the American Mountain Conference rankings in 2010 with 40 catches for 475 yards and seven touchdowns ... all-city, all-league while playing for Woodrow Wilson HS (Calif.) ... team captain led Woodrow Wilson in receiving three years ... won four letters in football, two in basketball and one in track ... son of Anthony Denham Sr. and Dana Lewis spent his high school years in foster care ... two sisters and a brother ... cousin is married to former 12-year NFL safety Marcus Robertson ... hopes to major in sociology/criminal justice ... full name is Anthony Dion Denham Jr. ... nickname is A.D. ... born July 21, 1991.

Nate Fakahafua
Defensive Line
6-3, 196, Fr.
HS
Salt Lake City
Highland HS

2010 Utah 4A MVP as a receiver will play defensive end at Utah ... first-team all-state in 2010 and second-team all-state in 2009 ... first-team all-region in 2009 and 2010 ... led Highland High to the 2010 4A state championship, catching 10 passes for a state record 200 yards and three touchdowns in the title game (also had two sacks) ... as a senior, he had 58 receptions for 1,351 yards (96.5 yards per game) and 17 touchdowns ... two-way player totaled 62 tackles, 17.5 sacks and two interceptions in 2010 ... Highland High's team captain in football and basketball ... won four letters in football, basketball and track ... second-team all-state and first-team all-region basketball selection in 2009 ... honor roll student has a 4.0 GPA his senior year ... son of Ana Fakahafua and stepfather Leti Fonohemia ... guardians are Dave and Katherine Orchard ... has seven siblings ... brother Jake Orchard plays basketball for Westminster College in Salt Lake City ... likes Chinese food and country music ... full name is Napaa Lilo Fakahafua (pronounced fa-ka-lah-foo-a) ... born Jan. 5, 1993 in Los Angeles.

Seni Fauonuku
Defensive Line
6-0, 290, Fr.
HS
West Jordan, Utah
Bingham HS

Played for championship teams in both Texas (Euless Trinity HS) and Utah (Bingham HS) ... Euless Trinity was crowned the 2007 national champion, while Bingham won Utah 5A state titles in 2009 and 2010 ... first-team all-state in Utah as a junior and senior and honorable mention as a sophomore ... Euless Trinity's freshman MVP in 2007 ... 98 tackles, eight sacks, four forced fumbles and one fumble recovery as a junior ... 75 tackles and eight sacks as a senior at Bingham High ... earned three letters in football and two in wrestling ... placed fifth in the state in the heavyweight class in 2010 ... only person in his family to graduate from high school ... son of Tevita Fauonuku and Gena Newton ... six siblings ... enjoys playing rugby and wrestling ... interested in majoring in physical education and sports medicine ... full name is Viliseni Fauonuku, but goes by Seni (name is pronounced senny fow-oh-new-koo)... born Apr. 30, 1993 in Oahu, Hawaii.

Charles Henderson
Wide Receiver
5-9, 172, Fr.
HS
New Orleans, La.
McDonogh 35 HS

All-state receiver as a senior in 2010 ... three-time all-district kick and punt returner ... 45 receptions for 1,076 yards and eight touchdowns his senior year ... McDonogh 35 HS (La.) was the 2009 10-4A champion ... also lettered in track ... made the Principal's honor roll and Maroon honor roll ... son of the late Charles Thomas and Nadine Henderson ... father played football at Southeastern Louisiana ... mother has a master's degree in social work from Southern University-New Orleans ... two brothers and two sisters ... born Feb. 3, 1993.

Benji Kemoeatu
Offensive Line
6-5, 350, Jr.
JC
Kahuku, Hawaii
Lackawanna CC

Played one year at Lackawanna Community College in Scranton, Pa. (2009) ... signed a National Letter of Intent with Utah on Mar. 4, 2011 ... expects to join the Utes in the summer after completing his academic requirements ... in high school, he was first-team all-state and all-OIA as in 2006 and 2007 ... Rivals.com No. 2-rated recruit out of Hawaii and the No. 12 offensive line prospect in the nation as a senior in 2007 ... Scout.com rated him the nation's No. 9 prep center in 2007 ... started four years at Kahuka High (Hawaii) ... Kahuka was the 2005 and 2006 state champ ... played in the Army all-star game ... also participated in judo and wrestling ... son of Manako and Ahea Kolovetekina Kemoeatu ... three brothers played for Utah: Ma'ake (1998-2001), Chris (2001-04) and Tevita (2001-04) ... Chris was a first-team All-American in 2004 and now starts for the Pittsburgh Steelers ... Ma'ake is an eight-year pro in his first year with the Washington Redskins after four years with the Baltimore Ravens and three with the Carolina Panthers ... one sister ... enjoys rugby, fishing and cooking ... full name is Penisimani Kemoeatu ... goes by Benji ... last name is pronounced kay-moy-ah-too ... born Nov. 8, 1990.

Daniel Kristensen
Offensive Line
6-5, 257, Fr.
HS
Salt Lake City
Cottonwood HS

All-region and all-state ... led Cottonwood HS (Utah) in de-cleaters as a junior (87) and senior (98) ... earned three letters in football and two in basketball ... honor roll student ... son of Michael and Jamie Kristensen ... two brothers and a sister ... enjoys astronomy, basketball and reading ... full name is Daniel Kama Kristensen ... born Mar. 30, 1993.

Harvey Langi
Running Back
6-1, 216, Fr.
HS
South Jordan, Utah
Bingham HS

Enrolled in school in January and will participate in spring camp ... All-American played in the 2010 Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas ... 2010 5A MVP ... first-team all-state as a junior and senior ... led Bingham HS (Utah) to back-to-back 5A state championships in 2009 and 2010 ... Bingham Outstanding Running Back and team captain ... 570 career rushes for 4,289 yards and 55 touchdowns ... 152 carries, 1,399 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior ... MVP of Nike Football Training Camp in Miami ... honor roll student ... son of Samuela and Kaiesita Langi ... has five brothers and three sisters ... interests include movies and swimming ... full name is Havea Hikuleo Langi (pronounced long-ee) ... born Sept. 24, 1992.

Keith McGill
Defensive Back
6-3, 200, Jr.
JC
La Mirada, Calif.
Cerritos College

First-team All-America safety ... 11th-rated player (all positions) in the Rivals.com Juco Top 50 players ... first-team all-state and all-conference ... Northern Conference Defensive Player of the Year ... Cerritos College was the Northern Conference co-champion and playedi n the 2010 Southern California Bowl ... in 2010, he had 37 tackles, seven interceptions (returned for 203 yards and a touchdown), five pass breakups and two blocked kicks ... blocked a field goal attempt by Bakersfield College on the last play of the game, finishing the play by receiving a lateral at the 35-yard line and scoring the game-winning touchdown ... at La Mirada High, he earned letters in football, track and basketball ... son of Keith McGill, Sr. and Shoundelle Paxton ... father is a doctor and a USC graduate ... two sisters ... has a daughter (Khiani) ... hobbies include paintball and cars ... would like to major in mass communication ... full name is Keith William McGill II ... born Mar. 9, 1989.

Daniel Nielson
Offensive Line
6-6, 321, Fr.
HS
Hurricane, Utah
Hurricane HS

2010 first-team all-state ... 2009 honorable mention all-state ... first-team all-region as a junior and senior ... Hurricane HS (Utah) was region champion in 2008, 2009 and 2010, and was the state runner-up in 2009 ... earned three letters in football and wrestling and two in track ... 2010 3A state heavyweight wrestling champion ... physics Student of the Year ... son of Barratt and Britta Nielson ... one brother and three sisters ... comes from an athletically and musically gifted family: brother Jacob plays football, throws the discus in track and plays cello; sister Rachel plays volleyball, basketball and violin, sister Sariah plays viola and sister Maggie rides horses and plays violin ... born Mar. 28, 1993.

Jared Norris
Linebacker
6-1, 232, Fr.
HS
Bakersfield, Calif.
Centennial HS

All-conference and all-state as a senior ... first-team all-area and all-area Defensive Player of the Year ... Bakersfield Jockey Club's 2010 Outstanding Athlete Award ... two-time Defensive Player of the Week ... 2009 and 2010 Hometown All-Stars Linebacker Award ... captained Centennial HS (Calif.) football team ... three-year starting linebacker ... Centennial HS (Calif.) co-Defensive MVP as a junior .. second-team all-area and all-league in 2009 ... Centennial was SYL league and area champion his junior and senior yeasr ... team also won conference title in 2009 ... won three letters in football and one in baseball ... son of David Morris and Michelle Barge ... father is a deputy sheriff and mother is an attorney ... father swam in college ... three brothers and one sister ... enjoys skateboarding, boogie boarding, snowboarding, quad-riding and X-Box Live ... avid skateboarder attended a professional skateboarding camp (Camp Woodward) and was the biggest skateboarder they had ever had ... full name is Jared Scott Norris ... born July 19, 1993.

Jarrell Oliver
Running Back
5-9, 210, Fr.
HS
Sugar Land, Texas
Dulles HS

First-team all-district as a junior and senior ... 23-5A Newcomer of the Year ... lettered three years in football and one year in track at Dulles HS (Texas) ... DECA vice president ... son of Jarrod and Maylasia Oliver ... one sister ... enjoys golf, fishing and watching movies ... full name is Jarrell Kevin Oliver (first name is pronounced ja-rell) ... born April 29, 1993.

Po'u Palelei
Offensive Line
6-5, 380, Jr.
JC
Las Vegas, Nev.
Salt Lake Community College

Signed an NLI on March 1 ... played one year of junior college ball at Eastern Arizona in 2008, redshirting in 2009 ... attended Salt Lake Community College in 2010... prepped at Bishop Gorman HS (Nev.), where he was all-state, all-region and all-conference in 2006 ... played in the 2007 U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... also played on the defensive line in high school ... 23 pancake blocks as a senior ... 49 career pancake blocks ... 21 tackles, six TFL and three sacks on defense as a senior ... 31 tackles, seven TFL, one sack, three quarterback hurries and 25 pancake blocks while grading out close to 90-percent on the offensive line in 2005 ... had 19 tackles, five TFL, one sack, two quarterback hurries and 10 pancake blocks in 2004 ... name is pronounced po pah-leh-lay ... has four sisters ... uncle of the same name played football at Washington State ... married to the former Teishna Hoopiiaina Palelei ... born Nov. 4, 1988.

Quinton Pedroza
Wide Receiver/Defensive Back
6-2, 211, Fr.
HS
Chino, Calif.
Chino HS

League MVP in his only year playing high school football ... all-conference, all-valley, all-San Bernardino County ... set Chino HS (Calif.) season records for receptions (54), receiving yards (1,078) and receiving touchdowns (16) ... averaged 19.96 yards per catch ... also had 67 tackles and four interceptions in 2010 and returned punts and kickoffs ... averaged 15.38 yards on eight punt returns and 31.87 yards on 15 kickoff returns (478 yards) ... Chino High won 2010 league title and was 11-1 overall ... Scholar-Athlete all four years ... Silver Spur award recipient ... lettered one year in football and three years in baseball ... son of Jimmy and Deanna Pedroza ... one brother ... enjoys snowboarding and math ... name is pronounced quin-tin ped-ro-za ... nickname is Q ... born May 12, 1993.

Jordan Robles
Offensive Line
6-5, 257, Fr.
HS
Woodland Hills, Utah
Salem Hills HS

All-state, all-region ... Salem Hills HS (Utah) team captain ... son of Rob and Jeane Robles ... both parents played basketball at Snow College ... two brothers and three sisters ... brother Griff is a sophomore quarterback for the Utes ... enjoys playing the guitar ... full name is Jordan Dustin Robles ... born Sept. 21, 1992 in Santa Clara, Calif.

Eric Rowe
Defensive Back
6-1, 177, Fr.
HS
Spring, Texas
Klein HS

First-team 13-5A all-district in 2010 and second-team in 2009 ... third-team 5A all-state as a junior and honorable mention as a senior ... 2010 Rivals 5A all-state pick ...2010 5A first-team all-Texas defense ... 2010 Texas AP Top 100 Football Player ... first-team all-area defense as a junior and first-team all-Greater Houston defense as a senior ... VYPE Magazine's Top 50 Legends of the Fall ... finalist for Defensive Player of the Year by the Houston Touchdown Club ... Klein HS (Texas) Most Valuable Defensive back as a junior and senior ... team captain his senior year ... Klein High made the 2009 state semi-finals and was the region champion ... career stats included 207 tackles, four forced fumbles, nine interceptions (returned one for a touchdown), three blocked punts and two kickoff returns for a touchdown ... also competes in basketball and track ... all-district basketball player as a junior ... member of National Honor Society ... son of Nelson and Denise Rowe ... father graduated from Purdue and mother from Cleveland State ... two sisters both play volleyball ... lived in six cities in four states growing up ... full name is Nelson Eric Rowe Jr ... born Oct. 3, 1992 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Travis Still
Wide Receiver
6-1, 194, Fr.
HS
Spanish Fork, Utah
Spanish Fork HS

Second-team all-state as a senior ... two years honorable mention all-state ... Spanish Fork HS (Utah) Sophomore of the Year in 2008 ... also earned three letters in baseball and basketball ... Spanish Fork won two state baseball championships (2009-10) ... son of Brian and Shelly Still ... two brothers and one sister ... enjoys camping and fishing ... full name is Travis Brian Still (pronounced steel) ... born Dec. 11, 1992.

John White IV
Running Back
5-9, 190, Jr.
JC
Torrance, Calif.
L.A. Harbor College

Mid-year junior college signee intends to start school this spring ... Central West Conference Offensive Player of the Year ... set numerous L.A. Harbor College records from 2009-10 ... school career records include: rushing yards (2,527), rushing touchdowns (34), total touchdowns (41), points (248), all-purpose yards (3,767) ... school single-season records include: rushing touchdowns (18), total touchdowns (25), points (152), all-purpose yards (2,056) ... last fall, he rushed for 1,491 yards on 184 carries, averaging 8.1 yards per carry and 149.1 yards per game ... had four 200-plus yard games in 10 games in 2010 ... rushed for 18 touchdowns as a freshman and 16 as a sophomore ... second-leading receiver on 2010 team had 21 catches for 176 yards ... set L.A. Harbor record for longest run from scrimmage (97 yards) and longest kickoff return (107 yards) ... L.A. Harbor won league titles in 2009 and 2010 ... prepped at South Torrance (Calif.) High, where he was all-conference, all-state and all-CIF ... 1,850 rushing yards and 29 touchdowns in nine games as a senior in 2008 ... also lettered in track ... son of John White III and Vicki White ... one brother and one sister ... interests include computer graphics, drawing, music and wolves ... wants to major in sociology ... full name is John White IV ... born April 7, 1991.

 

 

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