Remember that hidden gem recruit from Rigby, Idaho that had an awesome yellow streak in his black afro? No? How about now?
Now you’re probably asking yourself, whatever happened to that guy?
Not much has happened with defensive lineman JonRyheem Peoples since he came to BYU. Peoples redshirted his first season last year in 2013, but many around the program felt he had a bright future at nose guard if he put in the necessary work to succeed at the FBS level.
Instead of getting ready for his redshirt freshman season at BYU, Peoples’ work is now going to be focused on pursuing other scholarship opportunities. Peoples has decided to transfer from BYU.
Brandon Gurney from the Deseret News broke the news on Peoples:
I confirmed with BYU that JonRyheem Peoples has been given permission to explore other scholarship opportunities
— Brandon Gurney (@BrandonCGurney) June 10, 2014
On the surface it would appear to be a blow for BYU to lose a nose tackle on a defensive line that already has question marks heading into the 2014 season. Looking at the big picture however, the Cougars will be fine. Peoples wasn’t in BYU’s two-deep after the conclusion of spring ball, and there was no indication that things would change during fall camp. It’s just unfortunate to see players that had a lot of expectations coming into the program not see those lofty dreams play out on the field.
Peoples is now the third player in the 2013 recruiting class that is no longer in the program. The other two are Chasen Andersen (LB; Wisconsin), and Billy Green (QB).