The Recruiting Weekend Approaches

Brian Soi is a Hot 100 national prospect, Dallas Reynolds and Jason Speredon are on that bubble and Brett Denney could be the sleeper TE/DE in the West, but this class will remembered for winining, or losing, the services of the star Texan coming in this weekend.

BYU's biggest weekend of the recruiting season is miniscule compared to other colleges, who trip upwards of 20-25 in, but that's not the issue here.

This trip group may be small in number, but it's huge in talent.

If BYU can build some synergy here, and it's very possible because four of the seven known to be tripping have committed, then it's not out of the realm of possibility that the Cougars could go 7 for 7.

What's great about how this panned out is the cross-relations there is in the group: you have teammates in Reynolds and Soi, you have Polynesians in Mohetau, Nauahi, Willing and Soi, you have two likely coming together on the five hour plane trip from Hawaii in Nauahi and Willing and you have a pair with strong BYU ties in Reynolds and Denney, and finally, you have the quartet already committed who will undoubtedly be working on the others to join them in what could be a "small in quantity, large in quality class."

My prediction: BYU will get 6 of 7. Who will be the odd man out? Just a hunch, but I think one of the two Hawaii studs will either stay at home (Nauahi maybe) or go Pac 10 (Willing possibly). If I'm wrong and BYU gets all 7, I'll stand on my office desk and sing the Cougar fight song (if I can remember anything past the first line!).

Jan. 17 weekend trip list:

*Dallas Reynolds (Timpview, Provo UT) 6-4, 305 OL
*Ofa Mohetau (Trinity, Euless TX) 6-4, 335 OL
*Brett Denney (Legacy, Broomfield CO) 6-3, 255 DE
*Vili Nauahi (Kahuku HI) 6-2, 210 S
*R.J. Willing (Kamehameha, Honolulu HI) 6-5, 295 OL
*Jason Speredon (Granger, West Valley City UT) 6-5, 265 OL/DL
*Brian Soi (Timpview, Provo UT) 6-3, 285 DL


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