Notes on BYU From Phil Steele’s College Football Preview

The bible for College Football in the pre-season, Phil Steele’s 2013 College Football Preview, finally arrived in our mailbox on Monday morning.  After a day of looking through the magazine here are some things that caught my eye.

  • LB Kyle Van Noy is pictured on the Pac-12 cover of the magazine along with USC’s Marqise Lee, UCLA’s Brett Hundley, and Stanford’s Kevin Hogan.  Saw a picture of the national cover of the magazine and Van Noy was not pictured on that issue.  Cougar fans had raided Philsteele.com polling to get Van Noy on the national cover a month ago.
  • Van Noy and WR Cody Hoffman are both listed as All-Americans.  Van Noy 1st Team Defense, Hoffman 2nd Team Offense.
  • Steele has Hoffman as the fourth best draft eligible WR in 2013.
  • Van Noy is fourth for OLB’s in 2013.
  • Daniel Sorensen is ranked 28th for Strong Safeties this season.
  • BYU had the 12th ranked WR unit, 17th LB’s, and 30th for Defensive Backs.  Was surprised to see BYU not ranked in Phil’s Top RB units.  Two proven talents in Jamaal Williams and Michael Alisa return.
  • Two of BYU’s 2013 opponents are listed as “Surprise Teams” by Steele.  Texas is Steele’s #2 surprise team and 4th ranked team overall.  Steele also has Wisconsin as his #9 surprise team for the upcoming season.
  • Six of BYU’s ’13 opponents are ranked in Phil’s Top 52.
  • On BYU’s team page, Steele has Josh Carter starting at RG, Marques Johnson at DT, Manoa Pikula at BLB, and Cameron Comer at CB.
  • OL Brayden Kearsley was the highest rated recruit from Class of 2013.  A VHT PS #44.
  • The simple fact that Steele has players like Christian Stewart and Khalil Bell listed in this magazine is all you need to know that this is truly the book the experts can’t do without!

Great stuff from Phil as always!  Another corner has been turned as we inch closer to the football season!

Topics: Brayden Kearsley, Cameron Comer, Christian Stewart, Cody Hoffman, Daniel Sorensen, Jamaal Williams, Josh Carter, Khalil Bell, Kyle Van Noy, Manoa Pikula, Marques Johnson, Michael Alisa, Phil Steele, Texas, Wisconsin

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