Trajan Pili receives preseason honor

Centennial High School Bulldog Trajan Pili, a 6-foot-2-inch, 200-pound athlete that has been a varsity starter since his sophomore year, was named one of the top 25 prospects in the state of Nevada by the Las Vegas Sun on Friday. The publication said he is "one of the area's best younger prospects."

He's only a junior, but he doesn't play like one. Trajan Pili is one reason why Centennial High School went as far as they did in the state playoffs last season. He anchored the team last year as a sophomore, and will do the same this year as a junior.

Pili is a multi-talented player who plays on both sides of the ball. On offense, the Bulldog coaches use Pili's speed and quickness as a tight end. On the defensive side of the ball, where he'll play at the college level, Pili doubles as a linebacker and speed-rush defensive end.

Upon receiving a full-ride offer from Coach Mendenhall this past summer, Pili quickly committed to BYU. He is a member of the LDS faith and will serve a mission. Pili is the second BYU commit – Arizona wide receiver Josh Weeks being the first – to be recently named as one of the top football prospects in their perspective states.

Congratulations to Pili on being named one of Nevada's overall top 25 football players. BYU is getting a good one in Trajan Pili.

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