Temecula, CA – Temecula Valley HS
6-6 | 260 lbs | OL
Before BYU: A two-way lineman, Addison Pulsipher played lineman on both sides of the ball at Temecula Valley High School. As a senior, Pulsipher was named 1st Team All-Southwestern Conference as an offensive lineman in addition to being named 2nd Team All-Southwestern conference honors as a defensive lineman. He comes to BYU as a 3 star recruit and rated the 147th overall football prospect out of California.
Addison chose BYU for 3 distinct reasons: religion, environment, and family. His older brother Adam signed with BYU’s 2011 recruiting class as an inside linebacker. However, Addison has made it clear that BYU has been his “dream school” and a place he has always wanted to go. Despite seeing success as a defensive lineman in high school, Addison has been recruited to play on the offensive line for the Cougars. He was able to increase his weight from 215 to 260 in less than a year while maintaining his speed and quickness.
He was also recruited by Oregon, Colorado State, Missouri, Nebraska and Utah.
It is evident that Addison’s lean build and height fits the mold of the new offensive line type that BYU coaches are focusing on developing. His explosion off the line and ability to attack players as a blocker will be beneficial to BYU’s offensive schemes. From his highlights, you can see that his height and long arms are used to his advantage when taking down players.
Expectations in 2013: Limited Action/Redshirt
Addison Pulsipher is currently projected as a #3 left tackle behind Ryker Mathews and Brad Wilcox. Due to his size, he is likely to redshirt this fall while he prepares for his mission in 2014. He may see some limited action this season but we don’t expect him to be a major contributor until he returns from his mission.
Potential in BYU Career: Moderate
His ability to increase size and weight in a short amount of time has impressed Coach Mendenhall and will be beneficial when he returns from his mission in 2016. This will put Addison in an excellent position to be a major contributor on the offensive line. His biggest strength right now is pass blocking due to his height, however, his quickness and size allows him to be an effective run blocker as well.