Recruits Pour into Provo

BYU kicked off its summer football camps with a special one-day camp this morning. High school seniors came both to workout in front of the coaching staff and to learn and improve upon basic skills. Around 70 recruits were in attendance.

The camp got started at 9:00 a.m. with the recruits doing warm-ups before running the forty meter dash followed by a vertical jump test. The morning concluded with skills workouts by position group in the indoor practice facility.

Players of note who were in attendance included Mike Hague, Michael Moore who participated lightly in some drills, Braden Hansen who did not suit up due to injury, Ryan Freeman, Zac Pauga, Waylon Lolotai, who didn't run the forty due to a pulled leg muscle, Trevor Rielly, William and George Vea and Rhen Brown who is the younger brother of current Cougar offensive lineman Terence Brown. The younger Brown is a cornerback/wide receiver recruit and word out of the camp was that he ran 4.49 forty.

Other recruits in attendance included Jeff Sorenson, Niel A'asa, Jake Magalei, a duo of linebackers from Los Gatos, California named Carlos Alonso and Brett Hampton. Kahuku high was well represented with Coach Livai in attendance with Devin Unga, Kaulin Krebs and several other players.

Scott Saunders, 6'0", 195, a record-setting quarterback from Palm Springs, California also made the trip. Other recruits included linebacker Connell Hess from Boise, Idaho, Jordan Peterson from Twin Falls, Idaho, Austin Raught from Ogden, Utah and Fremont High School, Vaughn Harward from Dixie High School in Saint George, Utah, Visesio Salt who is an offensive line recruit from Brighton High School in Sandy, Utah, Vilisohi Sotele who is a running back from Hunter high school in West Valley, Utah and Cody Larson, a tight end recruit from Jordan, Utah.

Side Notes:

-Nate Soelberg was timed by NFL scouts running a 4.18 forty followed by a 4.22 forty time

-Fahu Tahi ran a 4.55 forty weighing in around 250 pounds

-John Beck ran a 4.58 forty

-Travis Bright is coming a long very quickly after he broke his ankle; he is expected to be full-speed for the start of fall camp

-Terence Brown has also recovered from his broken ankle and was tested in the forty today with around 30 other players on the current roster

-Brandon Heaney is back in Provo after being released by the Atlanta Falcons

-TBS learned that Ben Criddle of Glendale, Arizone will walk on as a defensive back this coming season; Criddle ran a solid 4.5 forty in drills yesterday

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