The Last Recruiting Weekend (UPDATED)

The Cougars last key recruiting weekend of the season takes place this weekend and although 11-12 players will come in, most are players who aren't considered the "must-haves" of the class. However, there are three players who are committed coming in and don't be surprised if one or two of the others end up in Cougar blue.

Here's a look at some of the key prospects tripping in and our guess as to how BYU will go after them (of not):

Aaron Attig (Moapa Valley, Overton NV) DB
The productive all-around player got Kyle Brady's scholarship when the "Mr. Football" of Utah chose the Utes. Attig will likely go on a mission first and start his scholarship clock down the road.

Matt Ah You (Lone Peak, American Fork UT) RB/LB
A tough call here because he has offers from Utah and Hawaii, He's about 5-11, 220 pounds and has 4.7-ish speed, but is quick, hard-nosed and is a flat-out football player who gets it done. ASU liked him at fullback but over the weekend he was offered and accepted.

Zac Erekson (Springville UT) DB/RB
I liked what I saw of Zac at the Stanford NIKE Camp last spring. He's not big at 5-10, 165 pounds, but has legit 4.5 speed, a 33 inch vert and recorded a very quick 4.15 in the shuttle. The question is, where do you play him. He's a short corner and the Cougs are loaded at RB. A walk-on possibility.

Howie Harmer (Lone Peak, American UT) DE/TE
A great kid who'd probably be offered by BYU any other year when more offers where available but I don't see it this year. He's about 6-3, 220 pounds and would have a hard time breaking through BYU's strong TE depth chart. He's a good player and has some other offers so I don't see him at BYU unless he walks on.

Mitch Payne (Weber, Ogden UT) K/P
One of three coming in who have scholarships in their pockets, Mitch is the guy for the future when his brother is done. I love the fact BYU's scholarshiping kickers because good, consistent ones are hard to find and very underrated.

Chase Williams (A&M Consolidated TX) P
From David Nixon's school, someone help me here… is Chase the nephew of Gary Crowton? Nixon told me someone on the team was and I know another Consolidated kid may be coming in that may fit the bill. You have to wonder, though, why is BYU spending the airfare on two guys who won't have a chance to get a full-ride?

Walt Williams (Eastern Arizona JC, Thatcher AZ) DB
The much discussed corner/kick returner is supposed to come in this weekend and hopefully make it to BYU in the fall of 2003. Or 2004. Or 2005… who knows. I've seen him in person and he's tiny, folks. I wouldn't get my hopes up that he'll be the next Deion Sanders, but he could add depth. A scholarship is still there waiting for him.


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