Camp Report

BYU concluded another busy recruiting week adding five more commits during the first week of summer football camp. More Cougar hopefuls joined the hundreds of campers looking to improve their game at camp this week.

The practice fields on BYU's Provo, Utah campus have been covered with young athletes attending summer sports camps. The second week of football camp began yesterday. This week is a non-padded camp; last week was a full contact camp. Here are some observations from camp to this point:

- Cougar commit Manaaki Vaitai, a 6-foot-3, 285-pound OL from Euless, Texas came to the first week of the padded camp and participated lightly. After flying home for the weekend, Vaitai is back for the second week of camp. Vaitai apparently cannot get enough of Provo.

- Hunter White is a 5-foot-11, 200-pound safety from Huntington Beach, California. He attended one day of camp last week, but was unable to participate due to an injury. Last season, White was the top tackler at Edison High School where he played alongside BYU signee Romney Fuga.

- Linebacker Taylor Sedillo from Skyline High School in Salt Lake City, Utah looked good in his workouts. The 5-foot-11, 215-pound Sedillo attended the first week of camp and the high school 7-on-7 tournament the following Saturday.

- Pleasant Grove was the upset winner in the 7-on-7 tournament beating the squad from Mountain View High School from Arizona, Mesa in the finals. John Beck and Max Hall are Mountain View alumni.

- Bingham was well-represented during the tournament as both Cougar commits Jordan Pendleton (6-foot-2, 195-pound safety/wide receiver) and Star Lotulelei (6-foot-4, 245 pounds) were both in attendance. Pendleton starred during the 7-on-7 tournament. Unfortunately for him, Bingham was bounced early after winning the tournament a season ago. Lotulelei led the Bingham linemen to the finals of the tug-o-war competition where they lost to Cottonwood's linemen who were anchored by Simi "King K" Fili.

- Super sophomore Austin Holt, the 6-foot-4, 222-pound tight end, was playing half-speed for the Bingham squad after tweaking his ankle. Holt made it to every BYU off-season function so far this year.

- Jordan High School wide receiver and current Cougar commit Scotty Ebert took the field for the first time catching multiple touchdown passes for the Jordan squad during the 7-on-7 tournament. Ebert showed great burst off the snap and is clearly a Division I caliber athlete. Ebert is in Provo this week participating in the non-padded camp.

- Also in Provo is wide receiver commit Marcus Mathews (6-foot-5, 185) from Portland, Oregon. Mathews broke his hand in his high school spring ball, but is still catching passes and participating in drills.

- Gary Nagy, a 6-foot-2, 180-pound cornerback from Kahuku High School, came for one day during the first week of camp and impressed coaches enough with his play that he was offered a scholarship upon returning home.

- Another standout during both weeks of camp has been Pineview wide receiver Kevin Clements. The 6-foot-2, 180-pound athlete has speed in the 4.5 range. His size and speed make him an intriguing prospect on defense.

- Easton Pedersen and Trevor Everett from Lone Peak High School in Highland, Utah are both at camp this week. The pair are making their case for a scholarship offer. Pedersen is using his 6-foot-3 frame to catch everything thrown close to him, and Everett is showing an eagerness to mix it up at the linebacker spot.

- Among the impressive juniors-to-be were Justin Blackmore, a 6-foot-2, 280-pound defensive tackle from West Jordan High School and twins Kyle and Kevin Wimpey, 6-foot-6, 215 and 240-pound defensive linemen twins from Lone Peak High School.

- Another set of twins at camp this week are Arius and Anthony Ford from Southlake Carroll high school in Dallas, Texas.. Both are 5-foot-9, 175-pound cornerbacks for the top-rated Texas high school that produced BYU wide receiver McKay Jacobson.

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