Future Cougar Report: Jordan Pendleton

Bingham High School's Jordan Pendleton was the first member of the 2007 recruiting class to commit to play for BYU. He told Cougars coaches that he would accept their scholarship offer way back in February. The 6-foot-2, 195-pound receiver/safety is showing why Bronco Mendenhall and his staff want him as a part of their defense.

Jordan Pendleton has had his way with opposing offenses and defenses during his senior. Pendleton's latest victim was West Jordan High School.

"Our last game was against West Jordan, and it wasn't much of a game," said Pendleton. "We won the game 48 to 6."

Much like the case with many of BYU's current starters, Pendleton did not get to play the entire game due to the lopsided score.

"I only got to play the first half because we were so far ahead," Pendleton said. "Then the second and third string players took over for the second half of the game."

Despite only playing one half against West Jordan, Pendleton took advantage of the limited time the Bingham coaches gave him both on offense and defense.

"I only had one catch for six yards on offense," Pendleton said. "The other pass that was thrown to me was overthrown. I also had a pretty awesome interception on defense. I can't believe that West Jordan isn't more competitive than that. They have always been a very competitive team, so it was pretty shocking to beat them by that much."

Last weekend, Pendleton attended BYU's homecoming game with Cougar recruits Jason Munns, G Pittman, Ryan Kessman, and Braden Brown. Pendleton came away from the game very impressed by what he saw.

"I attended the BYU game against UNLV," Pendleton said. "BYU played awesome and was very impressive. It was fun to see some of the freshman players getting in the action and get the playing time they did."

One aspect of BYU's offense that Pendleton liked was the involvement of so many different players and the difficulty that posed for the UNLV defense.

"I liked how they spread out all the plays involving a lot of players on the team," said Pendleton. "I think five different players had touchdowns. Hopefully they will be able to play as well against Air Force and come home with another victory. Go BYU!"

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