Manti, who was accompanied by his father Brian Te'o, will only be attending the All-Poly Camp this summer, as he plans on leaving for the islands once the All-Poly Camp comes to a close. Manti seemed happy to be there and was raring to go, expressing a desire to strap on the pads and participate in workouts.
Manti and his father talked a lot with current Cougar Spencer Hafoka, who was observing the day's activities. Other current Cougars in attendance included Manase Tonga, Tevita Hola and Kaneakua Friel.
Daren Markle worked out on Tuesday and looked good and active in drills and in the concluding scrimmages. Markle was set to meet with Cougar coaches following the afternoon session, as was Bingham's Remington Peck.
Famika Anae, a 2007 signee, was at camp Tuesday, as he was taking a brief leave from his mission in McAllen, Texas to get surgery done on his shoulder. Anae has been out for nine months and is anxious to get back to McAllen to finish his mission service.
TBS noted some other notable recruits at Tuesday's camp. Towering over most of them was Gifford Timothy from Delaware. Timothy is a 6-foot-6-inch, 280-pound offensive line recruit that will be a junior this coming year. He's been offered by BYU and Boise State, and is receiving a bevy of letters from just about every major program back east. Of the schools that haven't offered him yet, Penn State and Rutgers are recruiting him the hardest, and he looks to be getting offers from those schools soon.
Timothy is LDS and has a sister who currently attends BYU. He will be attending the All-Poly Camp, where TBS will be able to interview him and learn of his plans for the rest of the summer and next season.
Another standout recruit was Trendt Marsom from Mililani High School in Hawaii. Marsom is hearing from most of the Mountain West schools and claims offers from San Diego State and New Mexico. BYU has been in touch with him as well. Marsom is LDS and is a 6-foot-1-inch, 200-pound safety prospect.
BYU is also recruiting Chris McCallister from Judson High School in Texas. McCallister's coach is at BYU's camp helping out with the receivers. Due to scheduling, McCallister wasn't able to attend the camp, but he has expressed interest in the Cougars.
McCallister was the top linebacker for Judson this past year. How good of a program is Judson? They made it to the Texas state championship, where they lost by a mere three points to Euless Trinity. McCallister is the cousin of current NFLer Deuce McCallister.
TBS was able to watch Teu Kautai work out more at quarterback. Kautai is the quarterback from Oakridge High School in Texas and is teammates with Ross Apo. Kautai sat out last year due to injury, but looked to be a real legitimate quarterback prospect Tuesday. He showed good feet and a quick release. BYU is interested in Kautai as a quarterback/athlete-type prospect.