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Snow College WR Jonah Trinnaman is still committed to BYU and can't wait to get started in Provo in 2016

BYU currently has two members of Snow College’s football team committed to the Cougar program. One is JUCO All-American defensive tackle Handsome Tanielu, who has already signed with BYU. The other player is All-American wide receiver Jonah Trinnaman, who is excited to be a part of Coach Detmer’s offense.

When Jonah Trinnaman learned that BYU's offensive coordinator would be none other than Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL player, Ty Detmer, he was excited.

“I’m still committed to BYU and I’m excited to play for Kalani Sitake,” said Trinnaman. “I’m excited to play for Ty Detmer. He’s a guy that’s been in the NFL for years and someone who helped coach up Brett Favre and Michael Vick. I’m excited to be a part of his offense for those reasons. If he can teach those guys the things that helped made them successful then I’m all for it. I’m just excited for him to come in and share his knowledge with us. I hear it’s going to be a LaVell Edwards type of offense. I’m sure he’s going to do a lot of great things for us.”

While Trinnaman hasn’t spoken with Coach Detmer yet, he’s hoping he’ll have that chance soon. As far as Coach Sitake goes, Trinnaman has spoken with him to let him know that despite the coaching change he’s still a BYU commit.

“I haven’t talked to Coach Detmer yet, but I have talked with Coach Sitake and Tuiaki,” said Trinnaman. “Coach Sitake pretty much wanted to make sure I was still a BYU guy. When he was coaching up at Oregon State, he was the one that offered me to play defensive back in the spring. The first thing he said when he called me was, ‘You remember what I offered you as at Oregon State? Well, that’s not the case. We need you as a receiver here at BYU, so forget I even offered you as that.’ It was kind of a joke. I was really excited to talk to him and he told me what he pictures the offense to be like. I liked him when he was at Oregon State and he’s a really good guy.”

BYU head coach Kalani Sitake is still in the process of putting together his complete coaching staff, but there is one member of Bronco Mendenhall’s former staff Trinnaman hopes sticks around as a member of the new regime.

“Coach (Guy) Holliday is one of the biggest reasons why I wanted to go to BYU,” said Trinnaman. “I love Coach Holliday and think he knows what it takes to be a great player at the college level. Hopefully I’ll have the opportunity to go to the NFL. When I first committed to BYU I thought Coach Holliday was the type of coaches that could teach me a lot. I hope he stays.”

Coach Holliday coached five of his wide receivers to over 400 yards receiving during the 2015 season. The highest marks by a BYU receiver were 737 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns by Mitch Mathews this season. Trinnaman also had an outstanding season and will fit right in to BYU's offense in 2016.

“I think I had nearly 800 yards receiving,” Trinnaman said. “I had around six or seven touchdowns. It was a good year for me.”

He is expected to take over the x-receiver position in place of a graduating Mitch Mathews.

“Coach Holliday said that I’m going to slide in where Mitch Mathews was at on the outside,” said Trinnaman. “I’ll play wherever though and I feel like I can use my speed anywhere within the offense. I’m just looking forward to coming in and competing so we can do some great things this year. “

Trinnaman’s goal is to come in and compete for a starting job right away.

“I have three years to play two at BYU,” said Trinnaman. “When I get there, I want to work hard. That’s all I’ve been doing. I want to come in and work hard and show the coaches my ability and my speed. I just want to get that starting job and I’m excited to get going. I think great things are coming to Provo and I can’t wait to be a part of it.”


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