"We are excited that Taysom has decided to come to BYU," Mendenhall said. "He is a fantastic football player and an outstanding individual, and we look forward to having him join our program in January."
A 6-foot-2, 210-pound quarterback, Hill was the 5A All-Idaho Player of the Year and Idaho Gatorade High School Player of the Year as a senior after quarterbacking Highland to the 2008 state title. Listed as the top high school recruit in Idaho in 2009 by Rivals.com, Hill completed 166-of-258 passes (64.3 percent) and threw for 2,269 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior while also rushing for 1,491 yards and 24 touchdowns. An outstanding athlete listed with a 4.5 40-yard dash, he averaged 10.2 yards per carry and 124.3 rushing yards per game while setting school records for single season and career total offense.
"Taysom is an outstanding quarterback," BYU offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Brandon Doman said. "He will be a great future asset to our program. I'm excited Taysom has chosen to come to BYU."
Hill is expected to enroll at BYU in January after returning in December from a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Sydney, Australia.
Taysom Hill 6-2, 210, QB Pocatello, Idaho Highland HS
Graduated from Highland High School in Pocatello, Idaho... named 5A All-Idaho Player of the Year and Idaho's Gatorade High School Player of the Year as a senior...first team all-state selection also earned all-region and conference player of the year accolades...as a senior led Highland to the Idaho State 5A championship, the program's first state title since 2002...listed as the top recruit in the state of Idaho by Rivals.com...three-star recruit who was listed as the 30th-best quarterback prospect in the nation by Scout.com and Rivals.com...completed 166-of-258 passes (64.3 percent) and threw for 2,269 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior...also rushed for 1,491 yards and 24 TDs, averaging 10.2 yards per carry and 124.3 rushing yards per game...holds school single-season and career records for total offense...played for head coach Gino Mariani...also lettered in basketball and track and field...serving two-year mission in Sydney, Australia for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints...parents are Doug and Natalie Hill...youngest of four children...older brother Jordan played defensive tackle at Arizona State...other brother Dexter played quarterback at Scottsdale (Ariz.) Community College, Northern Iowa and Dixie State (Utah)...older sister Celeste played volleyball at Western Wyoming Community College.