BYU Football and Basketball Recruiting Roundup


As of late there has been many developments into recruiting for Brigham Young, so I thought I would put it all together into one single article. The coaches have been doing really well to find unique talents and fight hard to get them to be cougars. With all the talk of power five conference inclusion, competitiveness has to be at the forefront of getting into a power five conference, and in order to be competitive you’ve got to recruit the right athletes that will cumulatively best teams who repeatedly garner higher ranked athletes. I feel as though the real key is the ability to find athletes with high ceilings as well as players who excel extremely in one area, rather than a skillset distributed across a wide variety of abilities.

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One example of such an athlete is Snow College’s own, Jonah Trinnaman. Originally out of American Fork High School, the wide receiver committed to Utah State out of high school, but when that didn’t work out, he moved on to Snow College. This guy is, if nothing else, an athlete. He ran a 4.35 recently at BYU’s junior day (hand timed, still extremely impressive) and to put that into perspective, he would have run the fourth fastest time at the NFL combine in 2015. That’s INSANE.

At 6’0 and 190 pounds, he’s no small guy either. Ranking-wise, he’s all over the place, according to rivals he’s a 4-star recruit, but according to scout and espn, he doesn’t even deserve to be ranked.

He has been high on BYU for a long time now, and just recently made it official. He is definitely the type of guy we need to be filling up the rosters at BYU.

The other big development the just recently happened for the Cougars was the commitment of defensive tackle, Wayne Kirby of Highland High School in Pocatello, Idaho.  He recently won DL MVP at the ALLPOLY camp, one of the most competitive camps in the entire western United States. He has garnered a 3-star rating by and

He was also pursued by: Washington State, Eastern Washington, Idaho, and Wyoming amongst others. He comes in at 6’3″ and 290 lbs, but even despite that huge size, he still possesses the athleticism to, reportedly, run a 4.7 40 yard dash, which is crazy. That is the same time Kyle Van Noy ran at the NFL combine. This guy has a huge ceiling, and especially coming out of Idaho he is underrated. I can’t wait to see him line up for the cougs.

Frank Jackson just finished up a successful camp, and is now a 5-star recruit by: Espn, Scout, Rivals, and 247. He completely dominated the camp, and took home first team all camp honors. But probably more important for the former BYU commit, is that he officially received an offer from Duke University. Duke is now the leader to acquire the talented combo guard from Lone Peak High School.

Yoeli Childs, out of Bingham High school who recently received an offer to play basketball at BYU, also attended the camp. The talented forward, is listed at 6’7″ and 220. He is my personal favorite of all the recruits, and I dearly hope that BYU can earn his services. He has also been offered by Auburn and Boise State among others.