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BYU's football program got its 22nd commitment from a member of the class of 2013 on Sunday, landing Darrin Laufasa, a 6-foot-1, 225-pound running back from Bothell High in Bothell, Wash. Laufasa's father, John, told me Saturday while the Cougars were practicing in Provo that his son would likely commit if he received an offer later than day from BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall, but would take a day or two to relay that news back to BYU coaches because he wanted to run it by his mother first. "This is his top choice, by far," John said. Laufasa also had offers from Idaho, Portland State and Wyoming. He has two brothers, Corey and Jeremia, who play for Washington State BYU's opponent in its opener on Aug. 30. Laufasa is the second running back from the 2013 class to commit to BYU, joining East High fullback Patrick Palau.BYU 2013 COMMITSKeegan Hicks, 6-3, 280 OL from South Jordan, Utah (Bingham High School)Brayden Kearsley, 6-6, 250 OL from Portland, Ore. (Aloha High School)Trajan Pili, 6-2, 200 LB from Las Vegas (Centennial High School)Dallin Leavitt, 5-11, 196 Safety from Portland, Ore. (Central Catholic High School)Moroni Laulu-Pututau, 6-4, 190, TE from Hyrum, Utah (Mountain Crest High School)Talon Shumway, 6-3, 190, WR from Highland, Utah (Lone Peak High School)JonRyheem Peoples, 6-6, 300 OL from Rigby, Idaho (Rigby High School)Maataua Brown, 6-5, 290, DT from Norwalk, Calif. (Cerritos Junior College) Kalolo Manumaleuna Utu, 6-2, 250, LB from Compton, Calif. (Compton Junior College) Nathan DeBeikes, 6-2, 196, LB from Thousand Oaks, Calif. (Thousand Oaks High School) Johnny Tapasoa, 5-10, 190, Safety from Kahuku, Hawaii (Kahuku High School) Addison Pulsipher, 6-5, 240, DE from Temecula, Calif. (Temecula Valley High School) Billy Green, 6-2, 196, QB from Shoreline, Wash. (Christian King's High School) Hayden Weichers, 6-0, 165 WR from South Jordan, Utah (Bingham High School) Kai Nacua, 6-2, 200 LB from Las Vegas, Nev. (Liberty High School) Patrick Palau, 5-11, 240 FB from Salt Lake City, Utah (East High School) Garrett England, 6-3, 185 WR from Salt Lake City, Utah (Skyline High School) Merrill Taliauli, 6-2, 305 DL from Salt Lake City, Utah (East High School)Thomas Shoaf, 6-6, 265 OL from Columbus, Indiana (Columbus North High School)
Michael Davis, 6-2, 180 WR from Los Angeles, Calif. (Glendale High School)
Inoke Lotulelei, 5-8, 175 WR from Salt Lake City, Utah (Cottonwood High School)Darrin Laufasa, 6-1, 220 RB from Bothell, Wash. (Bothell High School)