One of the more surprising additions to the Utah Utes roster comes from Nevada Wolfpack transfer, safety Nephi Sewell. The former Wolfpack standout announced his intention to transfer at the end of the 2018 season, committing to the BYU Cougars shortly thereafter. Sewell will be eligible to play after the 2019 season, with two years of eligibility remaining.
As a member of the Wolfpack, Sewell made a name for himself as one of the best defenders on the team, accounting for 111 tackles, one forced fumble and an interception, which he returned for 35 yards. Considering Utah’s lack of depth at the position, swaying Sewell away from the Cougars gives the Utes a big boost in an already impressive recruiting class.
His younger brother, Penei Sewell, made history as the first freshman offensive lineman to start for the Oregon Ducks last season before getting sidelined after a high ankle injury midway through the season. The youngest Sewell brother, Noah, is a highly touted four-star linebacker at Orem High School who has offers from Utah, Alabama, LSU, Oregon, Texas A&M and a slew of other brand name programs. He is currently the number one recruit in the state of Utah.