Florida representing on Junior Day

There will be four soon-to-be juniors flying out from the state of Florida to BYU to participate in the June 13 Junior Day activities. The four also happen to be from the same high school and are looking forward to their first trip to Utah.

From West Orange High School, twins Kyle and Hayden Griffitts have set their calendars for when they head out to Utah in June.

"I started at receiver, tight end and outside linebacker for our spring game," said Kyle. "When Coach Howell came out, the first thing he said was that we got a lot bigger. He said he liked us on film and wanted us to come out to the Junior Day. He was excited about us coming out and showing him in person what we can do on the field."

At 6 feet 3 inches and 220 pounds, Kyle expects to play multiple positions again as a junior.

"I'll be going both ways again this next season as an outside linebacker and tight end and receiver."

Meanwhile, Hayden will be West Orange High School's starting quarterback this season. He is also looking forward to visiting BYU.

"I can't wait and my whole family has gone there," said Hayden. "BYU is the school that is recruiting me the most and so it should be pretty fun going up there."

As mentioned earlier, BYU assistant coach Nick Howell is recruiting the twins.

"Coach Howell has been down to our school three times," said Hayden. "He knows us pretty well and has been out to look at us quite a few times."

Hayden is expecting to play a bigger role on the team next year

"For my sophomore year, I only played a few games last season," said Hayden. "I started two games because we had a senior quarterback playing for us, but I still threw for 500 yards and scored five touchdowns. This year I'll be the starting quarterback."

The twins aren't the only West Orange athletes heading out to BYU for Junior Day.

"There will be four of us from my high school that are flying out together," said Kyle. "There's me, my brother, Winston Chastang, and Nate Ozdemir. Then Winston's dad will also be flying out with us and they're really excited about the trip."

"It's going to be a fun road trip for all of us and we're all very close friends," said Chastang.

Chastang comes in at about 6 feet 3 inches and 230 pounds, and plays defensive end. Unlike the Griffitts twins, who are 2014 recruits, Chastang is part of the 2013 class. He benches 300 pounds, squats 425 and was clocked at a 4.7 in the forty with a 4.4 shuttle.

"When I told Coach Howell that I was coming down, he was excited," Chastang said. "He's excited and I'm excited and I'm ready to get after it."

Chastang currently has two offers on the table, one from Navy and the other from Memphis.

This will be the first time the Florida native will visit Utah, so he's excited for the adventure with his friends and wants to make the most of the experience.

"Well, I've heard a lot of great things about BYU," said Chastang. "I just want to see it for myself. I've heard it's a great school and in a great location, so when I get out there I just want to check it all out and see as much as I can. It should be a lot of fun and I'm excited."

Like Chastang, Ozdemir is also excited to get out to BYU.

"Obviously we're all pretty excited to get out there," said Ozdemir, a member of the 2013 class. "We're all just as interested in them as they are in us, so we're going to show them what we've got and hopefully come away with an offer."

According to Kyle, Ozdemir is close to getting offers from N.C. State and Navy.

At 6 feet 3 inches and 225 pounds, Ozdemir plays multiple positions for West Orange High School.

"I play middle linebacker, fullback, h-back and a blocking tight end," Ozdemir said. "This is only my second year playing linebacker, so I'm going to go up to BYU and play all those positions. Most schools that come through like me as a fullback."

So what has Ozdemir heard about BYU?

"I've heard there are a lot of great people at BYU," said Ozdemir. "I want to go up there and check things out and see if it's a place where I can feel at home. I'm pretty excited and it should be a fun trip for all of us."

Ozdemir had quite a few good things to say about Coach Howell who has done a great job in helping Ozdemir and Chastang – who are not LDS – understand the expectations of BYU.

"Coach Howell has been down here a few times," Ozdemir said. "He's comes down here and tells us about BYU and tells us what the expectations are. You know, BYU isn't like a normal school so he tells us what's expected both on and off the field. I think what BYU has to offer is good because it will keep you focused and out of trouble. He's been promoting BYU really well and we're all excited about BYU and coming down to check things out."

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