Micah Simon Commits to BYU

BYU recruiting is on a roll. Last night, the Cougars got a surprise commit from the state of Texas. This prospect not only played quarterback for Bishop Dunne High School but he also played wide receiver. At BYU he’ll be catching passes.

Although BYU coaches and players are getting ready for the Miami Beach Bowl down in Florida, Bronco Mendenhall received a phone call tonight from a prospect BYU had been after in the state of Texas. He got a commit from 6-1, 195-pound Texas athlete Micah Simon

“After the home visit with Coach (Guy) Holliday one week ago, it was pretty clear that BYU is where I wanted to be,” said Simon. “I talked it over with my parents and then decided to make the call. I’m very excited about it. There’s not too many words I can use to describe it.

“How it all went down is I knew they were busy because they got down to Miami yesterday, but I was able to talk to Coach Mendenhall and commit tonight.”

His reason for committing to BYU are simple. He wants to compete and get an outstanding degree while becoming a better man off the field.

“BYU is a great place where I can excel academically and athletically in a competitive way,” Simon said. “I want to, of course, get my degree and that’s first and foremost, but I also can get better on the field each and every day to contribute to this team’s success.”

The BYU coach that evaluated and recruited Simon, aside from Geoff Martzen of course, was BYU wide receivers coach Guy Holliday. Holliday and Simon have built up a great relationship throughout the recruiting process.

“Coach Holliday is a great coach and was very honest with me and my family throughout the entire process,” Simon said. “Our relationship is great. We don’t always talk about football.”

Not only is BYU getting an outstanding athlete, but the staff is also adding a Texas State Champion to the roster. Bishop Dunne beat Prestonwood Christian Academy 41-10. It was a game in which Micah Simon feels was one of his best, having risen to the occasion.

“I had a great game,” he said. “It may have been one of my best. I [went] 15/25 for 195 yards and three touchdowns pasing. I [also] had 19 rushes for 210 yards and scored one touchdown. I had a 99 yard touchdown run.”

Aside from BYU, Simon has received offers from Air Force, Grambling, and Cornell. The colleges that were recruiting him included Iowa State, Texas State, and Southern Miss. His size of 6-1, 185-pounds and 4.49 forty yard dash time made him a dual threat on Bishop Dunne’s offense.

“I had 121 rushes for 861 yards and six touchdowns 9[on the season],” he said. “I also went 142/233 passing for 2,235 yards and 28 touchdowns with five interceptions.

Congratulations to Micah Simon on his commitment to BYU. We will follow up with Simon as signing day approaches in February.

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