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Snow College Signs 20

EPHRAIM Following a fourth straight top 5 national finish, the Snow College football team signed 20 new recruits Wednesday for the 2010 season.

The class, which head coach Steve Coburn says addresses the most pressing needs of the program, is one of the strongest to come to Snow.

The recruiting class is heavy with lineman, bringing in five on the offensive side of the ball and three on the defensive side.

Bill Vavau, a Jordan High School product on the offensive line, brings in a 6-foot-4, 290 pound frame and the ability to make an impact immediately as an interior lineman, sad Coburn. Utah, Wyoming and Utah State had also expressed interest.

On the offensive side Seleti Leakhe, a 300 pound 6-foot-4 lineman out of Hunter High School can step in and be a big part of the line next year, said Coburn. Couple him with Taylor Johnson, a 315-pound 6-foot-4 behemoth out of Mountain View High School in Orem, and Snow should have a bright future on the offensive line.

We are bringing in some real impact players, said Coburn.

Running backs Caden ZarBock (American Fork High School) and Devin Lewis (Carver High School; Columbus, Georgia) are both big bruisers that will continue a strong tradition of skill players for Snow.

Overall, we are thrilled with the class and we are still waiting on a few other players, said Coburn. We feel like we have done a great job reloading.

Below is a full list of the recruits Snow signed Wednesday, including 11 from the state of Utah:

Paul Belford - OL - 6'2 305 - Kapolei High School (Kapolei, Hawaii)
Kolton Palmer - DB - 6'1 190 - Lone Peak High School (Highland, Utah)
Dalton Forsythe - OL - 6'4 290 - Grapevine High School (Grapevine, Texas)
Sherm Nielsen - DB - 6'2 190 - Madison High School (Rexburg, Idaho)
Brad Karl - ATH - 6'0 180 - Foothills Composite High School (Calgary, Alberta)
Landon Horne - TE - 6'3 235 - Davis High School (Kaysville, Utah)
Landon Leavitt - LB - 6'1 205 - South Sevier High School (Monroe, Utah)
Cameron Hastings - QB - 6'3 210 - Sugar City High School (Sugar City, Idaho)
Taylor Johnson - OL - 6'4 315- Mountain View High School (Orem, Utah)
Bill Vavau - DL - 6'4 290 - Jordan High School (West Jordan, Utah)
Jordan Palmer - LS - 6'2 250 - Bingham High School (South Jordan, Utah)
Taylor Nelson - LB - 6'2 220 - Union High School (Vancouver, Washington)
Caden Zarbock - RB - 6'0 215 - American Fork High School (American Fork, Utah)
Ethan Wright - WR - 5'11 190 - American Fork High School (American Fork, Utah)
Averill Draper - OL - 6'5 315 - Massillon High School (Massillon, Ohio)
Niko Uti - DL - 6'3 230 - Kapolei High School (Kapolei, Hawaii)
Mike Tyler - LB - 6'1 215 - Timpview High School (Provo, Utah)
George Wolfgramm - DL - 6'2 260 - Hunter High School (West Valley City, Utah)
Seleti Leakehe - OL - 6'4 300 - Hunter High School (West Valley City, Utah)
Devin Lewis - RB - 6'1 210 - Carver High School (Columbus, GA)