Sorensen Makes It Official

California second-team all-state defensive back Daniel Sorensen told BYU fans of his intention to commit early to BYU a few months ago. Today, Sorensen made the official commitment in person to BYU coaches.

Coach Mendenhall and his staff evaluated and extended a full-ride scholarship to Colton High School defensive back Daniel Sorensen early on. The talented and hard-hitting Sorensen already had one offer in hand from Ole Miss, but when the offer from BYU came along he was ecstatic about the possibilities of playing closer to home and for his church's college.

Soon after the offer came in the mail, Sorensen told Total Blue Sports and BYU fans of his intentions to commit to BYU early, but with coaches not on campus and busy out on the recruiting trails themselves, Sorensen waited until he could do so in person.

That day came today as Daniel Sorensen, along with his two uncles, older brothers Brad and Bryan and already-committed cousin Justin Sorensen from Bingham High School were on campus and met with BYU coaches to inform him of his commitment.

"Well, Coach Mendenhall pulled me out of the office and we went in and sat down one on one," said Sorensen. "We sat down and he asked me how I was liking it here and stuff like that. I kind of explained to him how my experience was going."

During the personal visit with Coach Mendenhall, Sorensen made his commit official.

"I was like, ‘Well, I would like to make my commit official,'" said Sorensen. "I would like to be a cougar. He gave me a little speech after that."

With the wait to commit to BYU coaches in person now over, Sorensen feels both relieved and happy all over again.

"Yeah, I am a little happy all over again," said Sorensen with a smile. "I'm just relieved to finally get it off my chest. I don't have to worry about it any more now."

Earlier in the day, Sorensen and his family were on hand to watch BYU's football team practice and run through drills. Along with Daniel and Justin Sorensen, running back Jerry Bruner from Evergreen High School was on hand to watch the Cougars practice.

Total Blue Sports will follow up with Bruner for comments on his campus experience soon. Until then, BYU fans can now officially welcome and congratulate California defensive back Daniel Sorensen as their newest Cougar commit.

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