The BYU football team got good news from Texas today when Micah Simon announced that he has committed to play football at BYU. This isn’t the kind of get that’s going to grab many headlines nationally, but these are the kinds of players that BYU needs to take a step forward on the football field.
Proud to say that I have verbally committed to BYU! Thanks to everyone who played a role in getting me to this point in my life! #GoCougs
— Micah Simon (@MicahSavage7) December 19, 2014
Good news from back in the Lone Star state while we’re enjoying the Miami sun! #2015ChosenOne
— Geoff Martzen (@geoffmartzen) December 19, 2014
Simon played quarterback for Bishop Dunne High School out of Dallas, TX but BYU has offered him to play wide receiver in Provo. You can see on his highlights that Simon has a good arm but what stands out the most is his athleticism. I really like him at the wide receiver position in the future.
Air Force, Cornell and Grambling State are Simon’s other reported offers and he is listed as just two-star athlete on 247Sports, Scout and Rivals. That doesn’t necessarily mean much, however, as former two-star recruit Tejan Koroma was just named to the Freshman All-American team.
I don’t know how quickly Simon will make an impact on the field. I think he’ll get some looks in Fall Camp and show a lot of potential, but I’m not sure if he’s going to be a go-to player for the Cougars in the 2015 season. Once he gets a year of playing strictly wide receiver I think he will grow into the position and start to make more of an impact in the years to come.
Guys like Micah Simon (and Tejan Koroma) are the kind of under-the-radar athletes that BYU has to continue to find if they are going to be successful going forward. I’m excited about this commitment.
Check out his highlights here and follow him on Twitter @MicahSavage7.