The Cougar That Got a Second Chance

For many LDS athletes who dream of playing football, the reality of suiting up seems to slip through the cracks of their fingers with every grasp. Such was the case for one talented LDS athlete given a firm hold on such an opportunity.
July 15, 2007

Brian Soi Encouraged Isley Filiaga to Sign at BYU

It's no secret that BYU strength and conditioning assistant, <b>Tui Filiaga</b>, wanted his son to commit, sign and play for the Cougars this fall. What IS interesting is who strongly encouraged him to sign with BYU: Utah State bound defensive tackle <b>Brian Soi</b>.
February 5, 2004

Soi Brothers, Isley Filiaga to Sign at Utah State?

Three top-notch, highly-touted Utah recruits assumed by many to be BYU-bound will likely sign instead with Utah State as Prop 48 non-qualifiers amid a parental charge of "incompetence and prejudice" leveled at a Timpview High School academic counselor, <b></b> has learned.
December 30, 2003

Soi Shows Ferocious Polynesian Side to Tormenters

BYU's top defensive prize recruit earned the respect of his teammates and coaches the hard way at a top Virginia prep school.
October 28, 2003

Soi Adjusts to Culture of East Coast Prep School

<b>Brian Soi</b>, rated the No. 2 defensive line prospect in the country by USA Today, missed being academically eligible to play football for BYU this fall by 0.5 percent on his overall ACT score. Despite the near miss, Soi will still play football this fall. Well, sort of.
August 19, 2003

BYU Offers Filiaga after Academic Doubts Allayed

With BYU football scholarships becoming more precious by the year, it was a welcome relief for Isley Filiaga, one of the two top defensive line recruits in Utah -- and possibly the strongest in the country, to receive an official offer this week from BYU.
July 18, 2003