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Snow College wide receiver Jonah Trinnaman is down to two local schools

Jonah Trinnaman is being pursued heavily by Utah despite commitment to BYU

By Scott Stevens

For explosive Snow College wide receiver Jonah Trinnaman, the lure of going to school out of state couldn't outweigh the thought of playing close to home in front of his family and friends.

"It's BYU and Utah and that's honestly, really it." Trinnaman said. "I had an Oregon State and Hawaii offer but I want to stay closer to home."

Trinnaman pledged his commitment to BYU last June, but likes what he has been hearing from the Utes, most notably his primary recruiter, Utah Defensive Coordinator Morgan Scalley.

"I really like him. I think he's a really cool guy." Said Trinnaman. "He's doing his job as a recruiter, but I feel like even though he's doing his job that he really wants to get to know you and that he is really genuine about what he says." 

When asked about the importance of genuine coaches and the family atmosphere of a football program, Trinnaman was quick to answer that those factors will play a role in where he plays football the next two years.

"Yeah, we're football players and what not, but we're together so much and working hard and I feel like being treated like that and treating each other like that helps a lot with all the hard work."

With signing day quickly approaching there is one remaining wild card in play for the 6 foot, 185-pound junior college All-American, as his primary recruiter at BYU - Guy Holliday recently left Provo to take the same job at the University of Utah.

"I was kinda bummed out when he told me, you know. He was one of the reasons why I wanted to go to BYU. I wanted him to coach me," Said Trinnaman.

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Trinnaman has two final campus visits planned - Utah Jan. 22, and BYU Jan. 30.


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