Comer Catches Cougar Practice

Like last Tuesday when new BYU commits Austin Holt and Jordan Pendleton were on campus to watch practice, Springville High School's 6-foot-1, 170-pound cornerback star Cameron Comer was also on hand to watch his future teammates square off in spring drills.

It's not too often that BYU gets a commitment from a cornerback who is over six feet tall, but in this upcoming class, Coach Bronco Mendenhall and his staff got an early commit from such a prospect. Cameron Comer was at Thursday's spring football practice to check out lies ahead for him.

"I saw a lot of things that I thought were really good today," said Comer. "They don't make a whole lot of mistakes and they seem to know what they're doing. What I saw were the corners being really physical with the wide receivers out there. I got a chance to see their technique and it looks like Coach Hill has them trained really well."

Like J.J. Diluigi, who was also on hand for the practice, Comer was soaking in the experience watching and learning from the sidelines.

"I just watched how intense they really are and took in what it really means to practice the way you play," said Comer. "It really shows up when these guys are making plays. I've learned that you definitely shouldn't take practice lightly. Here they have fun, but at the same time, they get things done on the field."

While at practice, Comer watched how the cornerbacks covered the receivers during skeli drills. He got a chance to see freshman All-American Austin Collie line up on the opposite side of cornerback Kayle Buchanan.

"They were both doing really good," smiled Comer. "I'm really excited for this year, but I think if I was out there, that I could take them. I think I could take them with no problem. I had a lot of fun today, and it was just great meeting some of the guys and watching them play today. I can't wait to get out there and play."

Comer's is someone who possesses a serious perspective when it is needed, but can also be fun loving and easygoing. On top of that, he is also someone who understands the importance of self preparation.

"I lift a lot and I run track to help me improve on my abilities," said Comer. "I'm working out on the oval track up at Velocity. I'm working on my speed, my strength, and my explosion for my starts for the forty."

So after watching today's practice does Comer think the Cougar will get it done on the field again like last season?

"I sure hope so," said Comer with a grin. "I think they can, and if they continue to practice like they did today and work hard, I think they'll be able to do it all over again. I'm excited for this year, and I think they're going to do really well."


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