4-Star recruit flips from USC to BYU

Brody Kozlowski has committed to play for BYU after flipping his commitment from USC
Brody Kozlowski defends against future NBA draft pick, Cody Williams
Brody Kozlowski defends against future NBA draft pick, Cody Williams / Patrick Breen/The Republic / USA TODAY

The Brody Kozlowski sweepstakes are over. After some speculation, the Corner Canyon High School product has committed to BYU, becoming the first recruit since Kevin Young's hiring in place of Mark Pope.

Many were concerned that Pope would steal every high-profile recruit BYU had been targeting on his way out of the program, and this fear started becoming reality when 4-star recruit Collin Chandler flipped his commitment to Kentucky. As of this announcement, BYU has filled that void by landing a 4-star talent of their own.

Kozlowski has a 6'7" frame and is rated in 247 Sports' Top 100 recruits in his graduating class. He averaged 16.9 points and 10.9 rebounds per game over his senior season. While he initially committed to play at USC, he requested a release from his letter of intent when USC coach, Andy Enfield, left California to get back on the saddle with the SMU Mustangs. Kozlowski is the 3rd highest-rated recruit in the state of Utah, and the only BYU commit in the Top 6. He was named the 6A Player of the Year. In addition to winning that same award in the previous year, Kozlowski is the real deal.

With his good size for a small forward, Kozlowski is very strong and capable of establishing himself offensively and defensively. Incredibly versatile on offense and an excellent shooter from beyond the arc, offering BYU another weapon to help them space the floor. Kozlowski isn't a "jump out of the building" type of athlete, but he's dangerous if the defense underestimates him.

Corner Canyon's head coach raved about Kozlowski's impact on his team on and off the floor in an interview with Deseret News. "[Brody] is a 4.0 student in the classroom and a leader on the court. He has been a big part of Corner Canyon basketball, playing in the last three state championship games and winning the last 25 region games in a row.”

Assuming Kevin Young implements an NBA-style offensive system, Kozlowski could find himself spotting up for open 3s and cutting to the rim to finish strong. I'm excited to see how the Cougars implement Kozlowski's dynamic offensive game into their schemes. A highly intelligent player with many tools to offer BYU, Kozlowski could become a fan favorite during his time in Provo.

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