Like Father Like Son?

With a BYU football alum for a father and a Hawaii defensive player of the year honor to his name, it is logical to assume that Cougar coaches are on this D-lineman like butter on bread. Well, in the words of the incomparable Lee Corso, "Not so fast, my friend!"

Hawaii's B.J. Beatty was named the state's defensive player of the year. Yet he has not heard a word from BYU, even when his dad played at BYU.

"I don't know where I stand with BYU," Beatty said. "I haven't heard anything from them."

Beatty has scholarship offers from Boise State, Utah State Colorado, and New Mexico State. He said he has official visits set up with all four of the those schools, and plans on an unofficial visit to University of Hawaii.

"I'd say that Boise St. is my favorite right now," Beatty said.

The 6'2", 215-pound Hawaii native was also named first team all league and first team all state, and the leagues defensive player of the year. He is teammates with BYU defensive line recruit Joseph Faifili. Beatty said he and Faifili joke about committing with the same school, but both will ultimately do what is best for them.


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