Recruiting Tidbits

TBS checks in with two recruits coveted by cougar coaching staff. Tight end prospect Vic So'oto clarifies an earlier email he sent to TBS. Star quarterback Kyle Seevers clues readers in on firm his verbal commit to BSU really is.

Vic So'oto from Carlsbad, CA is one of the top tight ends in the country. One coach from Nebraska told Vic's coach that they believe Vic is the second best guy at his position in the country. This is a very exciting player that BYU is actively recruiting. Phone conversations with Vic reveal that he is a very likeable, outgoing person that will definitely be a leader on wherever he ends up.

"I trying to learn more about other colleges so that I can make the best decision for me and my family," Said So'oto. "BYU is still at the top of my list but I'm just keeping my eyes open before I make a commitment.

"One of the main reasons that I still have BYU on top is because of coach E [Empey] the tight ends coach. We have a great connection and he is someone that I can see myself working with in the future."

While So'oto had good things to say about BYU he's not ready to pull the trigger on any commitment at the moment.

"The only thing holding me back from committing is the fact that I haven't seen what other colleges have to offer," So'oto revealed.

While examining the world of opportunities available to him, So'oto will proceed with a healthy suspicion. "Some colleges promise things but I'm not sure if anything they say holds water, observed the stand out receiver. "I often put myself in their position and ask myself how I would recruit a top D-I recruit, empty promises could be a weapon to get some recruits to commit."

So where does that put Big Vic right now? "Basically BYU has been on my mind lately and they have a great shot," he concluded.

Now on to Kyle Seevers.

I know some of you BYU fans were wondering if, in light of the Ben Olson saga, BYU was back in contact with Boise State commit Kyle Seevers.

Well, I decided to call him and find out.

"No I haven't heard from BYU at all," Seevers said. "I'm still very committed Boise State. I'm really excited about going to Boise and the direction the football program is going."

He said that he heard from Nebraska and BYU early in the recruiting process but after talking to the BSU coaches he was sold.

"Just talking to the coaches, and I was sold," Seevers said. "They (BSU coaches) didn't have to call me up and tell me about how great their facilities are, like BYU and Nebraska. They just told me about the program their plans with the program, and I knew I wanted to be apart of that."

Seevers said the Ben Olson factor was not part of his decision making at all. He said that he has never been afraid of competition anywhere.


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