Louisiana QB Interested in BYU

There’s a junior quarterback down in Lafayette, Louisiana who’s looking to prove himself at the next level. Meet William Bellamy, a two-year starter for the St. Thomas More Cougars. He’s from the Bayou but he’s eager to get to know BYU and it’s coaches better.

William Bellamy is a 6’, 185-pound quarterback for St. Thomas More Catholic High School in Lafayette, Louisiana. Bellamy passed for 2,638 yards, 30 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions with a 62-percent completion percentage in 2014 as a second year starter for the Cougars. He’s a prospect who many BYU fans may not know about but he’s interested in the Cougars.

“I’m interested in their program. I like their academics and athletics. I like their school and I like the way they play,” stated Bellamy. “I like that they have a team that works hard and [they] get after it.

“I know that they are a prestigious program,” continued Bellamy. “I like their head coach. I like that they follow the LDS religious standards.”

Bellamy is Catholic but said that he lives by standards similar to those set forth in the BYU Honor Code. He believes it wouldn’t be an issue for him to love those standards. When it was pointed out that many Catholics have played and excelled at BYU (i.e. Jim McMahon, Clay Brown etc.) Bellamy said he was impressed.

“The Honor code wouldn’t be an issue for me,” said William. “I’m Catholic but I have similar standards to those upheld by BYU.”

Bellamy first came into contact with BYU via twitter. BYU quarterbacks coach Jason Beck followed up and evaluated his film but Bellamy isn’t quite sure where he stands with BYU right now.

I [initially] followed the BYU recruiting twitter account. They sent me a link for their junior day information,” Bellamy explained. “[Then] I talked to Coach Beck on Twitter. He asked me for my information. He said he reviewed [my film] but I haven’t talked to him since midseason last year (2014).”

When asked if he’s planning to attend BYU’s Junior Day, Bellamy was non-committal because he was unsure of what his status with BYU was.

“I don’t know if I will head out to BYU for their Junior Day,” Bellamy said. “I want to get back in touch with Coach Beck to talk about it. I want to make sure that it’s worth me going up there since it is long ways away.”

Recruiting interest has started to pick up for Bellamy since signing day came and went. While he currently does not have any scholarship offers, he’s been in contact with coaches from Cincinnati, SMU, Louisiana-Lafayette, Tulane, South Alabama, Dartmouth, and McNeese State.

Bellamy also plays on the baseball diamond for St. Thomas More. He’s a shortstop and third baseman and will be a three year starter at quarterback for the Cougars in 2015.

When asked if he had any final thoughts about BYU, Bellamy simply stated he wants to get closer to the program.

“I love the program and I hope to have an opportunity to get to get closer to the coaches and the BYU family as a whole.”


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