Stetson Tenney Well Above Radar in Pac-10 Country

With the most contact from BYU and California (Berkley) coaches and recruiting letters or calls "from just about every Pac-10 school," this LDS First-Team, All-State 3A Arizona offensive lineman is no longer under the radar.

Stetson Tenney is a 6-5, 255 pound prospect with 4.9/40 speed from Show Low, Arizona, about 100 miles east of Phoenix.

Tenney's undefeated Show Low High School football team took the 3A state championship title last season. They are focused on repeating this year. Tenney was the team's top lineman and earned First-Team All-State in the 1A-3A classes.

Tenney participated at BYU's summer camp the past two summers and described the experience. "I love it up there; the atmosphere and the coaches. It was a lot different this year in how they ran things. There was a lot more individual work and stuff. I liked it." He lifted 24 reps of 185 pounds at the BYU camp.

Tenney had to fight an uphill battle to get noticed by major college coaches, especially since he's from a small town. He believes that if he plays really well this season, he has the ability to emerge as Arizona's top offensive lineman at all levels.

"I'm LDS; that's what makes BYU probably my top choice. I've always been a BYU fan and if they offer, I'd go there in a second," Tenney told today.

He added, however, that while "BYU would be my first choice, if another school offers and they don't, then I'll probably go elsewhere. It's hard to beat a free education."

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