BYU Gets Early Look from 4-Star QB Prospect

Not many college football recruiters pass through Lincoln County High School in Nevada, a small-town school that averages just 17.5 students per teacher.

But that was before the gridiron scouts discovered 6-6, 190-pound quarterback Kyle Seevers, whom ESPN's Tom Lemmings rates as a 4-Star recruit. He is already sitting pretty with firm scholarship offers from BYU, Nebraska, Boise State, Nevada-Reno, Utah State and with Miami and Oregon in the mix.

His head coach, Rich Ottley, told that "Oregon came just yesterday to see him and likely will offer. Miami is set to come take a look soon. Nebraska was the first school to take notice of him and really want him to man their new west coast offense that they're putting in there."

Of Lincoln's small town and small school status, Seevers lamented: "It's a shame that we get overlooked out here since we're so small. There have been many players that I felt were good enough to play Div.1 ball, but never got a look. Fortunately, I'm getting a look and will hopefully get my chance."

Most would assume with his 6-6 height that Seevers would be a classic drop-back quarterback, but this is hardly the case. "He can move exceptionally well for a kid his size. He runs a 4.6 forty and can move with the best of them. He's simply the best athlete ever to come out of this school," says Ottley.

Seevers, who is not LDS, noted, "My feet are really small for a guy my height. I only wear size 11 ½ shoes and I think that helps my mobility. My forty is something I want to work on. They timed me yesterday and I ran a 4.7 in jeans and bare feet, so I think I'm capable of getting my time even lower than 4.6."

A three-sport athlete, Seevers plays basketball, baseball and football. He visited BYU unofficially as well as Nebraska and Boise State. "They (BYU) have incredible facilities, the nicest I've seen by far and even nicer than Nebraska's. I like how they throw the football and they have good academics."

Ottley sent Seevers' highlight film to Provo and BYU assistant Paul Tidwell contacted him shortly after and extended him a scholarship offer. "Coach Tidwell is the guy I've spoken with. I wasn't able to meet their head coach (Gary Crowton) while I was down there, but I'm sure that I will in time."

Seevers won't name a favorite at this early stage, preferring to let all his offers come in line and then possibly decide before the start of his senior season. "I just want to have no distractions during my final year. I really want to win the state championship again."

He added his main college selection criteria rests on how well he'll get along with the coaches and the system in general. "You don't want to play for a coach who you don't respect or is a jerk, obviously. You want someone you can have full confidence in. That's what I'm looking for."

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