Trinnaman Recounts BYU Visit & Offer

BYU offered Snow College wide receiver Jonah Trinnaman a scholarship in November after he had a standout freshman year in Ephriam. The American Fork product visited BYU last Saturday with three of his teammates and came away impressed with the Cougars. He may be ready to pull the trigger soon on a commitment.

Jonah Trinnaman had a standout year in 2014 for the Snow College Badgers. The 6’, 190-pound American Fork prospect used his 4.35 40-speed to haul in 28 passes for 478 yards and 6 touchdowns en route to earning Western States Football League All-Conference Honors. He also rushed twice for 23 yards and a touchdown. Coming off that performance, Trinnaman joined a few of his Snow teammates at BYU last Saturday to take in BYU’s first spring scrimmage.

“We showed up [early], ate breakfast, talked with the coaches, went to practice and watched how they did things, and had a lunch afterwards,” Trinnaman explained. “It was good time to see how they do things out there. I hadn’t been to a practice there before so it was neat to see how things went.”

It was great,” Continued Jonah. “I love the coaches, love the facilities, and love the atmosphere. I am excited to get back up there soon.”

Jonah picked up a scholarship offer from BYU last November and that was followed by an offer from Kalani Sitake and Oregon State. Trinnaman has also heard from the coaches at Utah, Colorado, Colorado State, and Washington. His relationship with BYU wide receivers coach Guy Holliday has kept BYU atop Trinnaman’s list

“I talk to him a lot (Coach Holliday),” Said Trinnaman. “We text a lot. We have a really good relationship. We got to know each other in high school when he first came to BYU and our relationship has only gotten better over the past few years.”

Most BYU fans heard about Trinnaman receiving his offer from BYU but he hadn’t explained how it happened until now.

“I got an email from Coach Holliday and he said to send him my number because they wanted to offer me,” Trinnaman explained. “I got a call from Bronco Mendenhall, who gave me the offer.”

“We talked about Snow and how there’s not a lot to do out there [in Ephraim],” Said Trinnaman with a chuckle. “He told me what they thought of me and that they were excited for what I could bring to the program.”

Trinnaman wasn’t the only representative from Snow College on campus on Saturday. He was joined by four-star offensive tackle Garret Bolles and returned missionaries Jalon Miyasaki (Springville HS) and Braxton Winterton (Pleasant Grove HS).

“I love Garret. He’s a great guy,” Said Trinnaman of Bolles. “We have a lot of classes together. He’s a great player and deserving of all the offers he’s receiving. He’s crazy good so he deserves all the attention he’s getting nationally.”

Trinnaman continued “Jalon Miyasaki and Braxton Winterton are good guys who I am getting to know but hopefully they get a look from BYU and have a chance to go play up there in the future.”

Trinnaman’s first year at Snow College went well and he’s eager to kick off year two for the Badgers.

“My first year at Snow was fun,” Trinnaman said. “We went 8-2 and lost to Scottsdale CC twice so we will want to get some revenge this coming year. It was fun. I stated and did pretty well. I got that BYU offer so I guess it went well.”

“[In 2015] I want to do whatever it takes to help our team win this year and reassure BYU that they have a guy they can count on in the future,” Continued Trinnaman.

Trinnaman grew up watching BYU and enjoyed his lone visit to the UNLV game last season.

“I didn’t get a lot of chances to go up and watch BYU this past year because we were traveling on the road a lot for road games but I did get to go watch them play in the “black-out game” [against UNLV],” Trinnaman said. “I plan to get up there next week for the spring game and we have a lot of home games this year so I plan to make it up to watch them more this coming season.”

With regards to when he’ll commit, Trinnaman said his parent’s and him have talked things over and that a decision could be coming soon. Stay tuned for that announcement, Cougar fans.

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