On a typical visiting weekend, recruits were whisked from the airport to the Provo for a tour campus and the athletic facilities before dinner with the coaching staff. The young men got to spend the evening with their hosts from the BYU football team and then retire for the night at a local hotel.
Saturdays are a whirlwind of activity. The daytime hours are packed with a in depth tour of the new Student Athlete Facility, a video presentation on the Honor Code, a trip to Aspen Grove and the ever popular snowmobiling. The afternoon concludes with one-on-one meetings with a position coach and head coach Bronco Mendenhall. The meeting with Coach Mendenhall is a greatly anticipated event as it may include a coveted scholarship offer for recruits who have yet to be offered.
Dinner on Saturday is followed by a presentation by faculty and coaches and then another evening with hosts from the team. The exhausted recruits crash at their hotel again and then rise early to head back to the airport for the trip home.
For many recruits, these whirlwind trips are the only exposure to their home for the next four years.
This week's visitors to BYU include the following prospects:
EE Wadell High School (Charlotte, NC)
4-A All-Southwestern Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Year
6-5, 250, 4.7
Granger HG (West Valley City, UT)
90 Tackles, 8 Sacks as a Linebacker
Bench 350, Squat 420
Region 3 Defensive MVP
Committed to BYU
El Camino JC
Carson Senior High School (Carson, CA)
1st Team JC All-American
6-1, 195, 4.61
Gilmer HS (Gilmer TX)
190 tackles (12.6/game), 5 Sacks, 4 Forced Fumbles, 3 INT's
Bench 280, Squat 365, Clean 265, Vertical 32.5
2nd Team 3-A All-State LB, All-East Texas Defensive MVP.
6-1, 205, 4.5
Marcos de Niza HS (Tempe AZ)
1,140 yds Rushing, 15 TD's, 145 Carries
Bench 275, Squat 360, Clean 235, Vertical 35.5"
2.8 Core GPA, 19 ACT
5-11, 185, 4.5
890 yds Rushing w/ 14 TD's, 750 yds Passing w/ 10 TD's, 6 Receptions for 155 yds and 2 TD's, 393 yds on 15 Kick Returns
Arizona All-Central Region: Player of the Year, 1st Team QB, Honorable Mention DB
Honorable Mention Arizona All-State QB