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2008 Utah Football Recruit Bios




NamePos.Hgt.Wgt.Yr.Exp.Hometown/Last School
Sam BrennerOL6-3280Fr.HSOceanside, Calif./Oceanside HS
Lamar ChapmanDB5-8160Jr.JCCompton, Calif./El Camino JC
DeVonte ChristopherQB6-0181Fr.HSLas Vegas, Nev./Canyon Springs HS
Siaki CravensTE/LB6-1218Fr.HSTemecula, Calif./Temecula Valley HS
Zach DavilaOL6-4315Fr.HSVail, Ariz./Cienega HS
Aiona KeyWR6-4209Jr.JCCitrus Heights, Calif./Mt. SAC
Dave KrugerDL6-5254Fr.HSOrem, Utah/Timpanogos HS
Ryan LacyWR5-10183Fr.HSAntelope, Calif./Oakmont HS
Dudley LaPorteTE6-3240Jr.JCStratford, Conn./Santa Barbara CC
Luke MatthewsWR6-1205Fr.HSPhoenix, Ariz./Desert Vista HS
Kendrick MoeaiWR6-5200Fr.HSWest Jordan, Utah/Copper Hills HS
David ReedWR6-0184Jr.JCNew Britain, Conn./Pasadena City College
Sausan ShakerinRB6-2208Fr.HSSandy, Utah/Alta HS
Sealver SiligaOL/DL6-3345Fr.HSWest Jordan, Utah/Copper Hills HS
Derek TuimaugaOL6-4335Fr.HSSouth Jordan, Utah/Bingham HS


Sam Brenner
Offensive Line
6-3, 280, Fr.
HS
Oceanside, Calif.
Oceanside HS

Two-time first-team all-league, all-North County and all-CIF ... second-team all-state as a senior in 2007 ... Oceanside High (Calif.) 2006 and 2007 Most Valuable Offensive Lineman ... played in the California Bowl All-Star game following his senior season ... team won the 2007 California Division II state bowl ... Oceanside was also the 2005-07 San Diego Section Division II CIF champion and the 2007 Avocado League champ ... Girard prep honor student ... son of Jim Brenner and Eileen Malik ... father swam for the University of Buffalo and mother played basketball for Cal State San Bernardino ... mother is in the U.S. Marine Corps ... full name is Samuel C. Brenner ... born April 27, 1990.

Lamar Chapman
Defensive Back
5-8, 160, Jr.
JC
Compton, Calif.
El Camino JC

Mid-year transfer from El Camino College will enroll in school at the end of February and will participate in spring ball ... JC Gridwire 2007 first-team All-American ... two-time first-team all-Mission Conference cornerback ... prepped at Compton High (Calif.) ... three-time first-team all-league ... two-time all-CIF ... Los Angeles Press Telegram "Dream Team" ... 2006 Old Spice Player of the Year ... son of Lamar Chapman II and Rae Chapman ... dedicates every game to his brother Raymar, a victim of a violent crime who died at age 16 in 2006 ... brother Ray Ronnie plays cornerback at El Camino ... full name is Lamar Chapman III ... born April 16, 1987.

DeVonte Christopher
Quarterback
6-0, 181, Fr.
HS
Las Vegas, Nev.
Canyon Springs HS

2007 Nevada Gatorade Player of the Year, Nevada Prep Player of the Year and Las Vegas Review Journal Player of the Year ... first-team all-state as a senior at Canyon Springs High ... all-conference as a sophomore receiver and senior quarterback ... first-team underclass all-state as a sophomore ... rated the No. 2 prep player at any position in the state of Nevada by scout.com ... team captain in 2006 and 2007 ... 3,265 passing yards and 44 touchdowns as a senior ... first player in Nevada prep history to pass for more than 30 touchdowns in the regular season ... 77 touchdowns from 2006-07 ... three six-touchdown passing games and two 400-yard games ... also lettered in track, baseball and basketball ... on Canyon Springs High's Northwest Division champion teams in football and basketball ... basketball also won Sunrise League championship ... honor roll student from ninth-12th grade ... won an English award ... son of Daryl Christopher and Taminika Jernigan ... father went to UTEP and Southern Utah, where he lettered in basketball from 1994-96 ... two brothers and three sisters ... hobby is cooking ... full name is DeVonte Lamont Christopher ... name is pronounced da-von-tay ... born April 17, 1990.

Siaki Cravens
Tight End/Linebacker
6-1, 218, Fr.
HS
Temecula, Calif.
Temecula Valley HS

Lettered four years in football and basketball for Temucula Valley High (Calif.) ... all-CIF, all-valley and all-league in basketball ... honor roll all four years of high school ... son of Kevin and Yolanda Cravens ... two brothers and two sisters ... enjoys performing magic tricks ... full name is Siaki Kevin Cravens ... name is pronounced see-ah-key ... born Aug. 26, 1990.

Zach Davila
Offensive Line
6-4, 315, Fr.
HS
Vail, Ariz.
Cienega HS

First-team all-state, all-region and all-Southern Section ... named Cienega High's Best Lineman in 2007 ... team captain ... Cienega was the Kino region champs from 2006-07 ... son of Carlos and Naomi Davila ... father played football and wrestled for Pima Community College ... one brother and one sister ... full name is Zachary Carlos Davila ... name is pronounced dav-vee-la ... born Nov. 30, 1989.

Aiona Key
Wide Receiver
6-4, 209, Jr.
JC
Citrus Heights, Calif.
Mt. SAC

2007 all-conference player for Mount San Antonio College ... set a Mt. SAC touchdown reception record with 17 ... 80 receptions for 1,112 yards ... also blocked four punts and returned one for a touchdown in 2007 ... initially signed with Boise State, redshirting in 2005 and playing for special teams and as a backup receiver in 2006 (no stats) ... plays for the Mt. SAC basketball team and is currently averaging 12 points and nine rebounds a game ... prepped at Mesa Verde High (Calif.) ... first-team all-state and all-league as a wide receiver ... first-team all-league defensive back ... 36 receptions for 618 yards and nine touchdowns; 80 tackles, three sacks and two interceptions as a senior in 2004 ... also returned six punts for 118 yards ... second-team all-metro as a junior when he had 16 receptions for 410 yards and three touchdowns, as well as 61 tackles, one sack, four interceptions and 303 return yards ... also lettered in basketball and track ... personal best 7'3" in the high jump ... won the national championship with a 7'1" jump ... son of Sale and Kaye Key ... two brothers and three sisters ... brother Sale Jr., played for Idaho State and now plays for the New Orleans Voodoo of the AFL (he previously played for AFL teams in Memphis, Utah and Stockton, Calif.) ... full name is Aiona Romney Swaner Key ... name is pronounced I-own-a ... born Nov. 20, 1986 in Independence, Mo.

Dave Kruger
Defensive Line
6-5, 254, Fr.
HS
Orem, Utah
Timpanogos HS

All-state, all-region and all-valley defensive end as a senior in 2007 ... three-year starter for Timpanogos High (Utah) ... led class 5A in sacks as a junior and had 13 sacks as a senior ... ranked No. 48 in the nation at his position by scout.com ... son of Paul and Jennifer Kruger ... father played football for Oregon State ... three brothers and two sisters ... brother Paul plays defensive line for Utah ... full name is David Brent Kruger ... born May 17, 1990.

Ryan Lacy
Wide Receiver
5-10, 183, Fr.
HS
Antelope, Calif.
Oakmont HS

All-Sierra League and all-area as a junior and senior ... Oakmont High (Calif.) two-time team MVP (2006-07) ... team captain ... scored 15 touchdowns in 2007 ... rushed for 1,239 yards, had 367 receiving yards and 1,922 all-purpose yards in 2007 ... also rushed for over 1,000 yards as a junior ... lettered all four years in football and track ... placed eighth in the state of California in the 100 meters ... son of Charles Lacy and Evelyn Winrow ... one brother and three sisters ... born Sept. 5, 1990 in Oklahoma City.

Dudley LaPorte
Tight End
6-3, 240, Jr.
JC
Stratford, Conn.
Santa Barbara CC

Nation's leading junior college tight end in receptions (30), yards (500) and touchdowns (4) in 2007 ... first-team all-Western Conference ... averaged 16.7 yards per catch and 55.6 yards per game for Santa Barbara City College ... originally signed with Eastern Michigan in 2006 ... prepped at Stratford High (Conn.) and Milford Academy (New Berlin, N.Y.) ... all-state wide receiver as a senior in 2004 ... all-Connecticut Post defensive end ... all-Southwest Conference in 2003 and 2004 ... played in the Connecticut-Rhode Island All-Star game as a senior ... also lettered in track and field and was an all-state shot putter ... set records in the East Relays for discus and shot put ... son of the late Serg LaPorte and Eve LaPorte ... father played soccer for the University of Haiti ... two brothers and two sisters ... enjoys visiting Haiti ... full name is Dudley Kevin LaPorte ... born April 23, 1987.

Luke Matthews
Wide Receiver
6-1, 205, Fr.
HS
Phoenix, Ariz.
Desert Vista HS

2007 all-region and all-city wide receiver ... honorable mention all-state as a senior ... ranked No. 36 among utility players by Scouts, Inc. and 47 by Rivals.com ... Desert Vista High (Ariz.) team captain as a senior ... set school record for longest kickoff return (98 yards) ... 2007 Desert Vista Scholar Athlete of the Year ... 2007 National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame scholarship recipient ... lettered four years in track and field and set the school record in the triple jump (46'-11") ... on school-record 4x100 relay team (41.68 seconds) ... qualified for the Arizona state championships and the Nike National Championship in track and field in 2007 ... son of John and Becky Matthews ... father was a two-time U.S. Olympic Greco-Roman wrestler (1976 and 1980) and the 1979 Pan American Games gold medalist ... every family member has competed at the Division I level ... father wrestled at Central Michigan and mother was on the Central Michigan track and field team ... sister Janelle plays basketball at Northern Arizona and Nadia competed for Arizona State's track and field team ... hobby is playing ping pong ... full name is Luke Everett Matthews ... born Nov. 10, 1989 in Spokane, Wash.

Kendrick Moeai
Wide Receiver
6-5, 200, Fr.
HS
West Jordan, Utah
Copper Hills HS

All-conference from 2005-06 and conference Offensive Player of the Year as a senior in 2007 ... 2007 Region 3 Most Valuable Receiver ... started since his sophomore year ... also lettered three years in basketball ... son of Tulao and Pamela Moeai ... mother played volleyball and tennis for BYU ... one brother ... cousin Jon Eastman plays quarterback for Snow College ... name is pronounced mo-ee-ah-ee ... born Mar. 28, 1990.

David Reed
Wide Receiver
6-0, 184, Jr.
JC
New Britain, Conn.
Pasadena City College

First-team JC Gridwire All-American ... set national junior college reception record with 111 catches in 10 games in 2007 ... averaged 166.1 yards per game receiving ... broke every game and career reception record at Pasadena City College ... PCC's Offensive Player of the Year in 2007 ... first-team all-conference ... prepped at New London High (Conn.), where he was first-team all-conference and all-state ... New London won two state championships ... son of Karen Reed ... one brother and one sister ... full name is Brandon David Reed ... born Mar. 22, 1987 in Dubuque, Iowa.

Sausan Shakerin
Running Back
6-2, 208, Fr.
HS
Sandy, Utah
Alta HS

2007 Utah class 5A MVP ... first-team all-conference as a senior ... No. 20 ranked prep running back in the nation and the No. 2 player at any position in the state of Utah according to scout.com ... in 2006, he became the first junior ever named Mr. Football in Utah ... 2007 Alta High team captain ...lettered four years in track ... honor roll student ... son of Hamid and Debbie Shakerin ... both parents are University of Utah graduates ... one brother ... name is pronounced sue-sawn shak-er-in ... nickname is Shak ... born July 31, 1989.

Sealver Siliga
Offensive/Defensive Line
6-3, 345, Fr.
HS
West Jordan, Utah
Copper Hills HS

All-state and all-conference ... lettered four years in football ... 2007 state power lifting champion can squat 560, bench press 390, clean 315 and dead lift 600 pounds ... No. 25 ranked prep defensive tackle in the nation according to scout.com ... son of Siala and Sinatala Siliga ... has 10 siblings (five brothers and five sisters) ... full name is Tupaimoefitpo Siliga and nickname is Sealver ... name is pronounced silver see-linga ... born April 26, 1990.

Derek Tuimauga
Offensive Line
6-4, 335, Fr.
HS
South Jordan, Utah
Bingham HS

2007 All-American ... two-time all-state and three-time all-conference ... No. 34 ranked prep offensive guard prospect in the nation and the No. 4 player at any position in the state of Utah according to scout.com ... Bingham High (Utah) team captain as a junior an senior ... lettered four years ... Bingham won three region titles and the 2006 state championship ... honor roll student ... sophomore class officer ... son of Gauula and Wilma Tuimauga ... two sisters ... first person in his family to go to college ... name is pronounced too-ee-maun (rhymes with down)-ga ... born Sept. 30, 1990 in Long Beach, Calif.

 

 

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