BYU's fan fest even in Las Vegas allowed the program to connect with its supporters, but it also yielded a recruiting victory Saturday afternoon.
Three-star defensive back Allan Mwata of Henderson (Nev.) Liberty gave the coaching staff something more to celebrate, announcing his commitment to BYU. He told Scout.com that BYU was too good to turn down.
"I feel like it was the right choice, especially with the great education and solid football program," Mwata said. "It just fits me right. I was recruited by coach (Ed) Lamb originally and, after a while, I got to meet some of the other coaches as well. I still talk to coach Lamb often.
"I'll be playing cornerback. I haven't really got to look at their defense yet, but I think I'll be able to fit right in without a problem."
The 6-foot, 180-pound prospect said he plans to visit Provo soon. Mwata, who also held an offer from Florida Atlantic, was credited with 46 total tackles, three interceptions and 11 passes deflected in 13 games as a junior last season.
Mwata became the ninth prospect to join BYU's 2018 recruiting class.