Recruiting Update: Brett Owens

Brett Owens took his official trip to BYU last weekend. He thoroughly enjoyed his first trip to Utah. He came away impressed by the school, the players and the coaches. The big question is, did he come away with a scholarship offer?

Brett Owens made his official trip to BYU this past weekend which confirmed many a thing regarding where he'll end up playing football and attending college.

Said Owens: "It was much better than I thought it would be. It was just great. It was my first time to Provo and BYU and my first time visiting with Coach Mendenhall and everything was even better than I thought it would be."

Owens is a running back from Pennsylvania who is 6-0, 200 and has 4.5 speed, but is being looked at as a defensive back prospect by BYU which is fine with Owens. "They want me as a defensive back and that's fine by me," he said. "I just want to play here."

Owens is still waiting for all of his options to come in before making his final decision and where to sign and play out of high school, but BYU remains his solid favorite. His official visit to BYU definitely confirmed this.

"Everything was just great," said Owens. "I roomed with Lauvao who is a great guy from Hawaii and got a long just great with all of the other recruits there."

Owens' official host was Curtis Brown and he also spent a lot of time and talked a lot with Jake Kuresa, Dustin Gabriel and some others.

"Curtis is such a great guy and a great example," Owens said. "I'd love to play with him and the other guys I met."

Regarding Coach Mendenhall, Owens commented: "Man, he just commands authority the second he walks into a room. There is no doubt who is in charge when he's there and when he's talking."

Owens was also impressed with how young and energetic Coach Mendenhall was. "It sort of surprised me to see how young he was, but that's great in my opinion," said Owens. "You could see his enthusiasm and the players just spoke so highly of him."

Owens left BYU without an official scholarship offer, but remains hopefull. "They just tell me to keep in touch and something might open up," Owens explained. "They'll let me know in a couple of weeks and I'll wait until then to decide where to go."

Owens' primary offers come from division 2 schools such as Hofstra and Massachusetts, but Owens says that if BYU does not offer that he may opt to sign with one of those schools.

Said Owens: "Walking on at BYU is definitely an option, but I haven't decided what I'll do yet. I just have to think about all my options and then go from there. If BYU offers me a scholarship, then I'll definitely take it."

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