OGDEN, Utah -- Weber State football head coach Jody Sears added 25 student-athletes Wednesday to the 2013 Wildcat football signing class.
Two players, Bo Bolen and Helam Heimuli, previously signed at Weber State and are now in school after serving LDS Church missions. Bolen played two seasons at Weber State and was a two-time All-Conference performer. The Wildcats added two junior college transfers in D.J. Bush and Alfonso Medina. A total of 21 high school players were added to the program.
Sears and the Wildcat coaching staff added 16 players on the offensive side of the ball and nine players on defense. A total of eight of the new players are from the state of Utah with six from Florida, four from Hawaii, three from Idaho, two from California, and one each from Colorado and Nevada.
“This was a great recruiting class for us were able to address our needs and get the players we wanted in those areas,” Coach Sears said. “We were looking for high character players with toughness and that could come in and help out our team and we feel we got that. Our coaches really worked hard at finding the kind of players that will fit into our system. We are excited to have these players come to Weber State and look forward to getting spring ball started.”
Returned Missionaries previously signed at Weber State
|Bo Bolen||RB||5-9||200||Jr.||Aurora, Colo.||Grandview HS|
|Helam Heimuli||DE||6-3||230||Fr.||Woods Cross, Utah||Bountiful HS|
Junior College Transfers
|D.J. Bush||Saf.||6-0||200||Jr.||San Jose, Calif.||Foothill College||Video|
|Alfonso Medina||QB||6-0||190||Jr..||Venice, Calif.||Santa Monica College||Video|
High School Signings
|Blake Barney||QB||6-0||180||Fr.||St. George, Utah||Dixie||Video|
|Austin Chipoletti||QB||5-11||190||Fr.||Jacksonville, Fla.||Oakleaf||Video|
|Mike Cisneros||OT||6-4||270||Fr.||Las Vegas, Nev.||Desert Pines||Video|
|A.J. Coney||CB||5-8||175||Fr.||Orlando, Fla.||Oviedo||Video|
|Gabe Davis||WR||5-11||195||Fr.||Jacksonville, Fla.||Bartram Trail||Video|
|Kai Gonda||Ath.||5-11||185||Fr.||Hawaii Kai, HI||Kaiser||Video|
|Eddy Hall||Ath.||5-9||185||Fr.||Wellsville, Utah||Mountain Crest||Video|
|Dallin Hatch||TE||6-3||210||Fr.||Lindon, Utah||Plesant Grove||Video|
|Ikea Ikehara||LV||6-2||210||Fr.||Mililani, Hawaii||Mililan||Video|
|Tre'von Johnson||Saf.||6-1||190||Fr.||Salt Lake City||Hunter||Video|
|Chad Leckington||QB||6-2||220||Fr.||Shelley, Idaho||Shelley||Video|
|Adam Lewis||DE||6-6||240||Fr.||Meridian, Idaho||Rocky Mountain||Video|
|Cameron Livingston||WR||6-2||195||Fr.||Ocala, Fla.||Ocala Vanguard||Video|
|Austin McChesney||WR||6-2||195||Fr.||Highland, Utah||Lone Peak||Video|
|Feleti Mulitalo||OL||6-3||330||Fr.||West Valley, UT||Granger||Video|
|Skyler Munson||WR||5-11||170||Fr.||Lehi, Utah||Pleasant Grove||Video|
|Mene Perese||DL||6-2||250||Fr.||Mililani, Hawaii||Mililani||Video|
|Zach Smith||RB||6-0||190||Fr.||Kissimmee, Fla.||Gateway||Video|
|Ryan Tuiasoa||RB||5-11||210||Fr.||Kailua, Hawaii||Punahou||Video|
|Jonah Williams||DE||6-4||230||Fr.||Meridian, Idaho||Rokcy Mountain||Video|
|Felix Woods||LB||5-11||190||Fr.||Lake City, Fla.||Columbia||Video|
Returned Missionaries previously signed at Weber State
RB/KR • 5-9 • 200 • Jr.
Aurora, Colo. (Grandview HS)
Bo returns after serving an LDS Church mission to the Philippines...He played two seasons at Weber State in 2009 and 2010 and will be a junior with the Wildcats this fall...In his two seasons at Weber State Bolen established himself as one of the top running backs and kick returners in the Big Sky...In his two year career he played in 23 games and had 241 carries for 1,146 yards and six touchdowns...Currently ranks 24th in WSU history in career rushing yards...Also has 74 kickoff returns for 1,805 yards, which currently ranks third in school history...Ranks eighth in WSU history in all-purpose yards with 3,476...As a freshman in 2009 he earned Second Team All-Big Sky honors and finished 10th in the conference in rushing with 442 yards and three touchdowns, and average of 36.8 yards per game...Was fourth in the league in kick return average at 24.6 per return and was fourth in all purpose yards at 139.1 per game...Was part of the 2009 Wildcat team that advanced to the FCS Playoffs...As a sophomore in 2010 he once again earned Second Team All-Big Sky honors...Once again finished fourth in the league in all purpose yards and fourth in kick return average...Was eighth in rushing at 64.0 yards per game.
DE • 6-3 • 230 • Fr.
Woods Cross, Utah (Bountiful HS)
Originally signed with the Wildcats in February 2010...Served an LDS Church mission to Atlanta, Georgia Spanish speaking after high school...Graduated from Bountiful High School in 2010 where he played for Coach Larry Wall...Was a three-year starter on both sides of the ball...Earned First Team 4A All-State honors as a senior in 2009...Helped the Braves to three straight region titles...Was one of the team captains as a senior...Full name is Helam Kalei’ipana Heimuli...Was born Jan. 28, 1992.
JUNIOR COLLEGE TRANSFERS
Safety • 6-0 • 200 • Jr.
San Jose, Calif. (Foothill College)
Played two seasons at Foothill College in Los Altos, Calif., and will be a junior at Weber State...Saw action in 10 games for the Owls and recorded 57 total tackles in 2012, 17th best in the NorCal Conference...Averaged 5.7 tackles per game and had 40 solo tackles, ranking 13th in the conference...Also had three interceptions and returned one for a touchdown...Originally signed with Arizona State and sat out the 2010 season as a red shirt with the Sun Devils...Graduated from Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose where he earned Honorable Mention CCS honors...Parents are Michael and Nancy Bush...Was born Mar. 4, 1992.
QB • 6-0 • 190 • Jr.
Venice, Calif. (Santa Monica College)
Played two seasons at Santa Monica College before transferring to Weber State...In two seasons at Santa Monica he was a two-year starter and threw for 5,345 yards and 61 touchdowns to lead Santa Monica to back-to-back conference titles...As a sophomore in 2012 he was named Pacific Conference MVP and broke the school’s single-season and career touchdown records...Threw for 2,640 yards and 30 touchdowns...Was also named First Team All-Pacific Conference and First Team All-California Region VI...As a freshman in 2011 he threw for 2,705 yards and 31 touchdowns...Earned All-Conference and All-Region honors and was a four-time conference Player of the Week...Attended Venice High School where he played for Coach Angelo Gasca...As a senior threw for 2,600 yards and 28 touchdowns and earned First Team All-Conference and All-City honors...Led the team to a 10-2 record and a league championship...Threw for 1,800 yards and 20 touchdowns as a junior...Was born Oct. 27, 1992 in Santa Monica, Calif...Parents are Alfonso and Cynthia.