A 6-1, 185-pound sophomore starting for Chandler High School’s varsity team, Jacob Conover is currently being evaluated by BYU’s coaching staff.
“Right now I’m in the recruiting process,” Conover said. “BYU and the coaches are still evaluating me. They like the film but they want to see me throw in person.”
With Detmer and his credentials at the helm of the Cougar offense, BYU will become a quarterback producing powerhouse. Many quarterbacks nationwide will be placed under the microscope by a man who helped developed NFL Super Bowl quarterbacks.
“When it comes to recruiting we talk about character, leadership, and consistency,” said Conover. “Every QB can throw but can he lead a team and show attributes that can't be seen on film.”
At this point in time in the recruiting process, many of BYU coaches have established an early relationship with Conover. Although he hasn’t been offered by the staff, at least not yet, the staff treats him no other staff currently does.
“Coach Detmer, Coach Tevita, Coach Cahoon, Coach Sitake, and Coach Mahe are all coaches I have a great relationships with,” he said. “They treat me like family and that is something a lot of other schools don't do.”
If all goes well in the evaluation process and the staff does extend that coveted scholarship offer to Conover, BYU would be a school he could see himself committing to.
“BYU is definitely a school I would go to,” Conover said. “The atmosphere of the entire school has that family oriented feel. The school is special and is completely different than any other university.”
Conover also has an admiration for BYU’s head coach Kalani Sitake, which also makes BYU an attractive place for him.
“Coach Sitake has built a program that doesn't fear anyone,” Conover said. “They want to play the best so that they can become the best, and that's something I really admire about coach Sitake. All of his players respect him and love him.”
With one scholarship currently in hand, Conover hopes the Cougars finally extend that offer at some point in time. He’s already been on campus and loved his unofficial visit to Provo, Utah.
“Currently as of right now I have one offer from the University of Nevada, but I'm hoping to pick one up from the Cougars,” Conover said. “I already took an unofficial visit to BYU and loved it! I visited the business school because that's something I am interested in doing for school. The entire campus is filled with life and the football facilities are top notch. BYU gets the work done on and off the field. I hope to continue my relationships with BYU and the coaches.”