Here at Lawless Republic we will be profiling all the 2013 signees & return missionaries who will be joining the BYU Football team this season. This will be a daily feature on the site as we count down to Fall Camp.
Tim Duran, OL
Puyallup, WA Cabrillo College
Before BYU: At Cabrillo College Duran was voted a unanimous 1st Team All-Conference and 1st Team All-State. He was also the winner of the Larry Siemering Award (2012 Offensive Lineman of the Year) along with team captain.
Expectations in 2013: Project.
I list him as a 1 year project, just to get up to speed on a D1 level. He had a great season at Cabrillo last year and could translate well in year 2 after spending time with the Cougar strength and conditioning team and learning the offense. Shaving off his manly goatee might hurt him at first but I believe he will fully recover.
The potential in BYU career: Moderate.
Duran is a big body with good mobility but he will have to battle with 8 other new comers in fall camp to earn a spot on the field. I see him obtaining back up time and possibly cracking the starting line-up in 2014.
Rivals.com has him listed as a two-star recruit, and in my opinion underrated for the accolades and awards he received coming out of junior college.