Junior Day Brings out Top Talent

There were many familiar names among the dozens of recruits in attendance at BYU's junior day. High profile prospects like Devin Mahina and Griffin Robles were among the college football hopefuls who attempted to prove their skills to Cougar coaching staff.

Devin Mahina was prominent among the TE/DE recruits working out with coach Robert Anae. The 6-foot-6, 235-pound Mahina from Upland, California is reported to have 13 offers. The recruiting race for Mahina is in the home stretch and is likely to come down to BYU and UCLA.

It was easy to see why Mahina has garnered so many would-be suitors in this early stage of the recruiting process. He has a good build for being so tall and looks like he could easily put on another 30-40 pounds if he chooses to play defensive end. Mahina is very fluid in his movement and looked a notch above most of the other tight end recruits at today's workouts.

Braden Brown mirrors Mahina in size, movement and overall ability was Braden Brown. In an interesting twist, Brown's two favorites are BYU and UCLA just like Mahina. Also like Mahina, Brown would do well playing either defensive end or tight end at the next level and will probably be given his choice to play wherever due to his superior abilities. Brown previously told TBS that BYU is his clear favorite, but he will take his time before making a commitment.

Austin Holt looks to be every bit as big of a recruit as Brown and Mahina next year as he's set to begin his junior year at Bingham high school. Having similar size and build as Mahina and Brown, Holt is the real deal showing great hands and technique in running his routes.

Kevin Frahm worked out with Coach Steve Kaufusi and the defensive linemen. Frahm is a standout 6-foot-2, 245-pound defensive line recruit from Rose City, Oregon. Although he is not LDS, Frahm put BYU on top of his early list because he is looking for a college environment where high standards are required of students. While some consider BYU's honor code to be an obstacle in securing top talent, recruits like Ryan Kessman and now Kevin Frahm are proving otherwise.

Griffin Robles worked out with the quarterbacks Friday morning. He is a 6-foot-5, 210-pound prospect from nearby Spanish Fork High School who has an offer from the University of Utah, but not from BYU. Robles is expected to make his decision in the days to come and TBS will follow up with him to see what he decides.

Antwun Stutson, a California product, stood out among the cornerbacks due to great coverage skills and speed.

Cameron Comer is a cornerback from Springville High School who will be a junior this fall. With good speed, quickness and coverage skills, Comer looks to be a top in-state next summer. Comer started for his high school team last year and picked off 6 passes.

Mark Pratt is a 6-foot-3, 295-pounr defensive lineman/center prospect from Toole High School. Pratt impressive performance on Friday and at the UHFC combine on Tuesday are sure to merit increased recruiting attention.

Other standouts included speedy Zach Brady and 6-foot-3, 190-pound Californian defensive back Russell Carr. Other recruits in attendance included Houston Reynolds, Dallin Rogers, Ryan Love, Easton Pederson, Steve Beck, Jordan Pendleton and Trevor Everett.


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