BYU assistant head coach Ed Lamb recently received a phone call from a 2018 prospect in the state of Nevada. Liberty High School’s Allan Mwata called Coach Lamb and spoke to him over the phone and received word from Lamb that BYU was offering him.
“I gave Coach Lamb a call to talk with him because I’m interested in BYU,” said Mwata. “When I called him we talked for a little bit and what not. I want to see what type of school BYU is because, like I said, I’m interested. It seems like talking to him and getting to know him a little more has made me even more interested.
“When I spoke to him, he offered me and I was shocked! It was really cool and I was really excited because this was my first offer. I’m excited because this is a big offer too!”
BYU had been taking a hard look at Mwata who attends Liberty High School located in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“I’m in the class of 2018. I’m about 5-11, and weigh 175-pounds,” said Mwata. “I play safety and cornerback for Liberty High School. “I like to be physical and like man coverages. I like zone coverage but I like man more because I can be more physical right from the get-go. BYU’s coach came down to see me firsthand at the field camp at a high school actually. I spoke with the DB’s coach while he was there and he seemed interested in me.”
Formerly a cornerback, Mwata will switch to play safety this year due to his physical style of play. He’ll switch to the same position where he watched Kai Nacua, who also prepped at Liberty High School, play both in high school and at BYU.
“A former player at Liberty High School - that’s the school I’m from - is currently playing at BYU,” said Mwata. “He’s a really good player at BYU and his name is Kai Nacua. I watched his games and he’s a good player in the BYU secondary. I watched him a lot when he played in high school and had been to a bunch of his games because that was the high school I was going to go to. I was around him a lot actually.”
Mwata knows a little about BYU football having watched Nacua play for the BYU defense. He views the offer from BYU as a big offer and feels blessed to have received his first offer from such a program.
“The offer from BYU is big time and I feel blessed,” said Mwata. “It’s a big thing and I’m grateful for this. I’ve hit it off with Coach Lamb and he’s easy to talk to. He’s a cool guy and easy to talk to and seems like a good coach. Like I said I’m interested in BYU and now I’m even more interested because they’re my first offer.”