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BYU athletic department announced that 11 new players will join the football roster for the 2015 season.
Four of the players are transfers, while seven are returning missionaries. T
ransfers include running back Bryant “Squally” Canada, from Washington State; cornerback Kamel Greene, from Washington State; tight end Jackson Kaka, from New Mexico State; and safety Erik Takenaka, from Snow College.
Canada weighs in at 192 pounds and will sit out of the 2015 season due to transfer rules. Canada is a four-star recruit, according to ESPN.com. He is ranked the No. 32 running back in the nation. He will play for the C
ougars starting in 2016.
It's been a great visit, ate a lot of food and had a lot of laughs ! Can't wait to join the program in January ! #GodIsGood
— RIP SHADYBO (@Squally_Canada) December 14, 2014
Also from Washington State is 5-feet-11-inch, 178-pound sophomore Greene. He will play c
ornerback in 2015 after redshirting last season.
Kamel Greene is a legit pickup for BYU. 4.48 speed at CB. Should compete to play Immediately.
— ₭ǁǐ₪τ ҉ ҎⱤⱡʢɆ (@OldSchoolBYU) January 18, 2015
After serving a mission in New Zealand, six-foot-4-inch, 210-pound sophomore Jackson Kaka is
transferring from New Mexico State. Kaka will be eligible to play tight end for the C ougars this upcoming season.
Five-foot-10-inch, 205-pound junior Erik Takenaka will join the C
ougars as a safety in 2015. Takenaka was named the National Junior College Athletic Association National Defensive Player of the Week for week 3 at Snow College. He also finished second in the nation with the most interceptions and finished first in the highest kickoff return average in the nation.
just been admitted to Byu! Tomorrow ill officially be a cougar!!
— Eric Takenaka (@ETakenaka30) January 12, 2015
Returning missionaries who will join the team in 2015 include o
ffensive l ineman Austin Hoyt, from California, and w ide receiver Josh Weeks, from Arizona. Also listed are defensive linemen Micah Hanneman, from Alpine, and Matt Hadley, from Washington. Redshirt f reshmen Sawyer Powell, from Washington; Rhett Sandlin, from Sandy; and Moses Kaumatule, from South Jordan will also join the C ougars for workouts and spring camp.