Soi, the Younger, has Top Colleges to Choose from

The younger brother of BYU's top defensive signee last year has now received scholarship offers from BYU and Utah along with strong interest from USC, Nebraska, Arizona, Oregon and Boise State.

"BYU offered and Utah. That's it for now," Utah prep star Justin Soi told this week.

USC and Nebraska have been sending Soi letters weekly. "They've (USC) been sending me letters and they want a trip and Nebraska wants one too," said Soi.

He added that "I've got to set up my trips. I've just been too lazy to call. "BYU, yeah, but Utah, I'll think about it," he joked. Soi noted he may set up visits to USC and Oregon as well.

Meanwhile, he said his priority is concentrating on his grades and schooling. "I'm doing good. Last semester, I had a 2.97 but I have to get it up," Soi continued. "That might not seem that good, but for me that is good."

Asked hypothetically which school would he rather play for between USC and Nebraska, Soi said "USC" without hesitation. "USC is bad, bro."

He indicated BYU's worst season record in 30 years was not a negative factor for him. "Tell the BYU fans: Don't worry about me. I'm laying low."

With 4.29 shuttle speed, defensive end Soi is the younger brother of top 100 national recruit Brian Soi, who was academically ineligible and spent a year at Hargrave Military Academy, a Virginia prep school football powerhouse.

Despite missing several games because of an early-season leg injury, the Timpview High senior said, "I think I had at least six sacks, but I don't know for sure and I don't know how many tackles. We get all the stats when we go to our banquet in January. My season went good; we went 11-2. We lost to Logan in the semifinals."

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