BYU Interested in Santa Monica Cornerback

Garret Tujague was down in Southern California recently, visiting old friends on the California junior college circuit while scouting for new talent. One potential prospect he found is a physical and aggressive cornerback who is used to playing on an island.

Santa Monica College Cornerback Jayshawn Lowe comes in at around 6-1, 175-pounds. Lowe plays cornerback at Santa Monica and also doubles as the team's kick returner.

"I'm 6-1, 175-pounds and play for Santa Monica College…we have a great team and coaching out here," said Low. "I play cornerback and I'm a shutdown defensive back. I'm agile, fast, and quick and can move. I've got good hips and good hands."

Last season the Corsairs coaching staff used Lowe as their shutdown corner in their defensive scheme.

"I use my arms and my body against my opponent to press on and to press on the right way," Lowe said. "I get to the ball quickly in the short passing game, and even if they do catch the ball I'm going to fight to strip it out. I've got that monster mentality."

Lowe, who played his prep football at Venice High School (Los Angeles, CA), grew up a USC fan, he's seen BYU send both Ziggy Ansah and now Kyle Van Noy to the Detroit Lions as first and second round picks, respectively.

"BYU is good and I've been watching BYU because they produce good players that they put into the NFL," said Lowe. "They're a really good program. I talked to one of the coaches when he came down to one of our practices."

BYU Offensive Line Coach Garret Tujague was watching the Corsairs practice and workout two weeks ago and was able to speak with Lowe.

"Coach Tujague came out to watch us practice and run through drills," Lowe said. "It was during practice he came out. He pretty just said, ‘Hey what's up' and that he's looking forward to coming back out to seeing me and stuff like that. We didn't talk very long."

"I don't know much about BYU," Lowe said. "I do know it's a Mormon school. BYU is an interest for me. Their coach that came down about two weeks ago just seemed really cool."

BYU isn't the only school showing interest in Lowe. Other coaches have come by to take a look at him as well.

"Yeah, USC, Louisville, Kansas, Fresno State, UTEP, San Jose State, and Texas State [have talked to me]. I think that's about it," Lowe said.

Last season was Lowe's first year playing at the junior college level. He has one more year left to play and will have three years of eligibility remaining upon his graduation from Santa Monica College.

"I played my first year this past year and haven't redshirted yet," said Lowe. "I'm going to play again this year and then have three years to play two. I'm looking to go to that next level." will continue to follow Lowe's recruiting and report on any developments in the future.

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