Cornerback Recruit Qualifies

Every year college coaches around the country get a little anxious before the start of fall camp as a few incoming recruits and returning players still have academic requirements to fulfill. BYU has a couple players in that situation this off-season, but the list got shorter today when Andre Saulsberry completed his JC courses.

"I got my AA degree," Andre Saulsberry said. "I had my last day of classes today. I got two As."

Saulsberry is 5-foot-11, 175-pound cornerback who many Cougar fans are excepting to step in and lock down one side of the defensive secondary.

"My goal is to come in a start," Saulsberry said. "I'm a very hard worker, and I always give it 100 percent."

The Riverside Community College product kept in close contact with Coach Patrick Higgins during the summer. Saulsberry has not been to Provo since his official recruiting visit. He is very eager to get back and start practicing.

"I'll be in Provo August 1st," Salsuberry said. "I'll be living on campus."

Saulsberry is friends with current Cougar linebacker Chris Bolden. The two were teammates at Riverside in 2004.

In addition to getting his coursework done, Saulsberry has also been doing strength and conditioning work.

"I've been working out twice a day," Saulsberry said. "I've been running hills and stairs to increase my speed and stamina, and lifting at night at L.A Fitness."

Saulsberry said his strengths on the field are his all out effort and the fact that he is not intimidated by anyone. He would like to improve his short route coverage.

When asked if he is looking to any game on the schedule in particular Saulsberry said, "No; I can't wait for every game."

Saulsberry has two years of eligibility remaining.


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