BYU football: Cougars target tall, athletic players in 2011 recruiting class

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 2 2011 4:00 p.m. MST

5A All-State First Team in 2010 by Deseret News and Salt Lake Tribune ... No. 14 prospect in the state by Rivals.com ... ranked No. 30 nationally by Scout.com among middle linebacker prospects ... No. 57 Midlands prospect by SuperPrep Magazine ... Daily Herald Elite 11 as a senior, totaling 129 total tackles in 2010 ... Daily Herald honorable mention in 2009 ... helped Vikings win the Region 4 championship in 2008 ... Academic All-Region ... Region 4 Outstanding Linebacker ... Wendy's All-American finalist ... aggressive player with good instincts, agility and movement ... high honor roll every year ... also recruited by Nebraska, Stanford, Harvard, Columbia, Tennesee, LSU, Vanderbilt, Utah, Boise State, Oregon State and Penn State ... coached by Dale Sampson

Colby Jorgensen

Tight End

6-7, 230

Provo, Utah

Timpview HS

4A All-State First Team in 2010 ... totaled 50 tackles, six sacks and one interception in 2010 ... ranked No. 19 prospect in the state by Rivals.com ... ranked No. 28 nationally by Scout.com among tight end prospects ... No. 15 all-around athlete in the nation and No. 20 Midwest prospect by SuperPrep Magazine ... participated in the prestigious SPARQ competition at Nike headquarters ... helped team win state championships in 2008 and 2009 and the state quarterfinals in 2010 ... had 18 receptions for 300 yards and four touchdowns as a junior in 2009 ... helped Timpview win region titles in 2008, 2009 and 2010 ... brother, Austen, currently plays for BYU, as does a cousin, Spencer Hadley ... also started on 2010 state championship basketball team ... honor roll all four years ... also recruited by Notre Dame, UCLA and Utah State ... coached by Louis Wong

Brian Rawlinson

Offensive Lineman

6-5, 285

Oologah, Okla.

Oologah-Talala HS

2010 Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State ... Tulsa World All-Metro selection ... Mustang Honor Award ... Oil Bowl selection ... Tulsa World All-State Second Team ... 4A3 Most Valuable OL ... registered 108 knockdowns in 2010 ... physical on the line, uses strength to bowl over defenders ... father and uncle also played for the Cougars on the offensive line ... also recruited by North Texas, Oklahoma State, Utah and Tulsa ... coached by Brandon Craig

*Preston Hadley

Defensive Back

6-0, 200

Pleasant Grove, Utah

Snow College

Helped Snow College win the Top of the Mountains Bowl and conference championships both years ... had 65 tackles, three sacks and two forced fumbles in 2010, helping Snow to a No. 7 national ranking ... totaled 60 tackles, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble and six passes defended as a redshirt freshman ... also recruited by Washington State, New Mexico State, Utah State and Kent State ... served an LDS mission to New York ... coached by Steve Coburn

*Mid-year enrollee

*Ryker Mathews

Offensive Line

6-6, 285

American Fork, Utah

American Fork HS

Ranked top recruit in the state and No. 11 among offensive lineman nationally by Rivals.com ... ranked the top offensive lineman in the state and No. 43 offensive lineman by Scout.com ... played for the West squad in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... BYU Nike Camp MVP ... All-Poly Camp top offensive lineman ... also played defensive line and on the Caveman basketball team at center ... cited for his size, agility and strong football IQ ... also recruited by Utah, Kansas, Oregon, UCLA, Notre Dame and Arizona ... coached by Davis

Knight and Aaron Behm

*Signed scholarship agreement as mid-year enrollee

2011 Recruiting Class

Corey Edwards K 5-10 190 Hurricane, Utah/Hurricane HS

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