Non-padded Camp in Full Swing

BYU kicked off its second week of football camps Monday, with Tuesday's session seeing a lot of prime prospects in attendance. TBS stopped by to snoop around and catch a glimpse of top talent going through position work and 7-on-7 drills.

The big news Tuesday was that Jake Heaps and his family arrived in Provo, with Jake there to work out at BYU's non-padded camp. Jake's mother and father arrived late due to some problems picking up their rental car from the airport.

Heaps immediately joined in on the drills and spent a lot of time talking to current Cougar quarterback Max Hall, who dropped by along with Coach Brandon Doman. Heaps was introduced to V.J. Fehoko and spent a lot of time getting to know the exciting junior-to-be prospect from Farrington High School.

Speaking of Fehoko, he spent Tuesday working out against the offensive linemen during the afternoon session. Fehoko is a prime prospect with eight offers in hand, and is playing and dominating as an undersized defensive end.

One of the top offensive linemen Fehoko went against was Hunter High's Ryan Mulitalo. Mulitalo is a 6-foot-4-inch, 270-pound prospect that was going through offensive line drills for the first time in his life. He was being worked out hard by Coach Bruce Weber, and the word is that BYU is very interested in offering the promising senior-to-be. Mulitalo has spent his prep career playing on the defensive line but is looking to prove himself as an offensive lineman this week at camp.

The Most Imposing Figure award at camp goes to Bountiful's Jarom Ioane. Ioane looked to be at least 6 feet 6 inches and about 330 pounds as he worked out as an offensive lineman.

Timpview was well-represented during line drills, with Cougar commit Bronson Kaufusi and Nick Mitchell looking good as they got to the cone on most occasions against whatever offensive lineman they were going against.

Other campers of note in attendance were Bingham's Mike Edmunds, Mitch Mathews (who was recently offered by BYU), Tooele's Jordan Clemente, Jray Galea'i and Pleasant Grove's Joey Owens, among others.

Manase Tonga was there helping out with the running backs, while former Cougar Ifo Pili made an appearance.

Speaking of former Cougar bloodlines, there are currently three Heimulis playing locally and receiving attention from Cougar coaches. We've already mentioned Brighton's Ricky Heimuli and Bountiful's Helum Heimuli, but now you can add Mountain View's Anthony Heimuli to the mix. Anthony is a senior-to-be and is being looked at hard as a fullback/running back prospect.

TBS will be attending the 7-on-7 drills on Tuesday night and will be stopping by all week to learn more of the camp proceedings.


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