BYU unveils loaded incoming recruiting class for 2021 season

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The roster depth keeps coming for BYU.

The Cougars announced Thursday their incoming recruiting class that features five players who made the 2020 AVCA High School All-America Watch List.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming this year’s recruiting class to campus this fall,” coach Shawn Olmstead said in a statement. “It’s always an exciting time for these young men and our team as we continue to build our program here at BYU. We’ve got great existing leadership on our current roster that will be great mentors to these incoming recruits as they transition to playing Division I volleyball.”

Anthony Cherfan, an opposite and outside attacker from Los Angeles, was a second-team all-league selection with his high school team in 2019. The three-time scholar-athlete also helped the team that season to win the Chatsworth Varsity Tournament.

David Hawkins, an outside attacker from Clovis, California, led his high school team to a 2019 sectional championship and earned All-America Watch List honors. Along with his high school experience, Hawkins’ club team had a top-10 finish at the 2019 USA Volleyball Boys’ Junior National Championships.


Cooper Jarman, a setter from Las Vegas and the brother of former BYU middle attacker Price Jarman, was a first-team all-state selection as his high school team won the 2019 state championship. The setter with his club team earned All-Tournament Team honors at the Boys’ Junior National Championship and won a silver medal at the SCVA Junior Boys Invitational.

Ian Little, an opposite from Temecula, California, earned first-team all-league honors three times during his high school career. He also was named to the all-state team in 2018.

Zeo Meyer, a setter from Wheaton, Illinois, was named to the All-Tournament Team as his club team won the bronze medal at the Boys’ Junior National Championships last year. In addition, the All-America Watch List selection won a silver medal at the 2019 USA Volleyball High Performance Championships.

Jack Palmer, an outside attacker from Encinitas, California, helped his high school team win a sectional championship in 2018 and reach the sectional semifinals last year. The outside attacker also was named to the All-America Watch List.

Miks Ramanis, an outside attacker from Walnut Creek, California, was a two-time league most valuable player and concluded his high school career making the All-America Watch List. Ramais with his club team won the 2019 NVCA Far Westerns title.

Caleb Sorenson, a middle attacker from Wheaton, Illinois, set his high school’s single-season record with 50 aces. He also was a 2019 all-conference selection and made the All-America Watch List.

Brigham Spilsbury, an outside attacker from Mesa, Arizona, led the state in kills in back-to-back seasons and earned first-team all-state honors last year. In addition, the All-America Watch List selection was twice named to the first-team all-region during his high school career.

BYU was ranked No. 1 in both the national coaches poll and national media poll at the time the 2020 season was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.