BYU Football’s recruiting class got a big bump in their first recruiting class since joining the Big 12.
There was a big question as to how much of an impact joining the Big 12 would have on BYU Football’s recruiting class. While not playing in the Big 12 next season, for any mission first player or any player who isn’t expecting to start next year anyway, this class will play in that league.
Of course fans were hoping for a recruiting ranking on par with most P5’s the fact that BYU jumped up more than ten spots is a significant step forward.
While different rankings will put the Cougars’ final signing at different spots, the general consensus seems to be that the Cougars will be ranked somewhere between No. 50-55.
Considering that the Cougars have averaged 76th in the rankings the last five years and still had the success that they have, this jump is very promising for BYU Football.
The recruiting class is highlighted by five star Oregon transfer Kingsley Suamataia who should make an instant impact for the team next year. The Cougars also secured Cody Hagan and Aiesa Moa, other four star recruits also signed bringing the total of 4/5 star recruits to three.
To give some perspective, last year the Cougars had zero 4/5 stars (Puka signed in the summer), and since 2018 the only other four star recruit was Jacob Conover.
There is also a chance that a few more Virginia players who played for Bronco Mendenhall may end up transferring to BYU. There is also always the player or two from Utah or Utah State who end up transferring and with the new transfer portal rules that number may only go up.
All in all, things are headed in a great direction for BYU Football’s future.