Comer Getting Lots of Early Attention

Each year, BYU fans stress over who will play the crucial cornerback positions for the Cougars. Coaches scour the high school and junior college ranks for talented corners who can excel in BYU's unique moral environment. Life on the cornerback recruiting front may be a little easier for the Cougar staff in the class of 2008 thanks to the emergence of a shut down corner right in BYU's backyard.

"I'm getting a lot of letters," said 6-foot-1, 170-pound cornerback prospect Cameron Comer. "I'm getting a letter from Colorado just about every single day. I've had a lot of letters from Michigan inviting me out there to see games. Cal is writing me a lot along with BYU. Those are the four schools sending me the most letters right now."

When Comer arrived at Springville High School last Monday, he was greeted by six letters from Colorado, which the Buffalo staff sent during the weekend. So why all the attention for a junior cornerback nestled in a small city just south of Provo?

For starters, Comer has great size for a cornerback at over 6-foot. He proved his speed this summer when he recorded 4.5 camp forty times at BYU's summer camp and at the combine. He is also accomplished on the field, where he picked off five passes while starting at cornerback as a sophomore.

"I'm a good shutdown corner," said Comer. "I feel that I can cover and shut down anyone. I have good footwork and good speed. My goal is to not give up any touchdowns this year, and so far, I'm doing that."

Through four games Comer has picked off two passes including one to seal the deal with seconds remaining in the Springville's game with their rival, Payson. In addition to not allowing his man to score a touchdown this season, Comer also wants to match his sophomore interception total.

"So far teams haven't been throwing to my side as much as they did last year," said Comer. "For a lot of the game, I'm not really involved in the play because I'm doing a good job covering my guy so they don't throw it against me. My uncle told me that if people aren't noticing me while watching, it isn't a bad thing at all since I'm playing cornerback."

Comer was also a specialist last year with his high school baseball team. Although he did not hit or play in the field, Comer was invited him to join Springville's varsity team to help them out on the base pads.

"I stole about 10 bases and wasn't thrown out once," said Comer. "They thought they could use my speed to score runs, and I did pretty well with that."

Comer points to BYU as his favorite right now followed by Cal and then Michigan. Growing up just south of Provo, Comer has become very familiar with BYU's program and also become a BYU fan.

"I like BYU a lot," said Comer. "They're definitely my favorite right now and the team I'd like to play for most. I've been to their camps and like the coaching staff a lot. I'll look around and take some trips, but right now BYU is definitely my favorite."


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