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Cougars land third pledge

The BYU Cougars picked up their third known commitment in two-way and special teams standout Mike Hague (6-0, 210, 4.5) from Salt Lake City (Utah) Brighton.
Hague committed to BYU early in the process but was getting a lot of recruiting attention from the likes of Notre Dame, Oregon, Boise State, Illinois, Wyoming, Air Force, UNLV and archrival Utah.
"BYU is where I always wanted to go," Hague said. "So when the Cougars offered it was pretty much a no-brainer."
"My good friend from Alta, Braden Hansen, is also committed to BYU," Hague said. "That also influenced my decision."
The Cougars get an outstanding all-around athlete who will get looks by BYU at both strong safety and running back. He's also a standout punt and kick returner so he could get a look at those skills as well.
Hague was an all-state and all-league selection as a junior on the defensive side of the ball after racking up 63 tackles and three picks. He was also Brighton's Special Team Player of the Year as he returned two kicks for touchdowns. Hague averaged 27 yards per kick return and averaged 13.6 per punt return.
As a running back Hague averaged 13 yards per carry and scored 11 touchdowns. Pretty impressive when you consider that two upper classmen received the majority of touches on offense.
Hague is of the LDS faith and will play for BYU his first year in college before embarking on his mission.
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