BYU football: Joe DuPaix heading recruiting efforts

Published: Wednesday, June 1 2011 9:23 p.m. MDT

“It’s not something that I or anyone else could put a time limit on with how much time we spend recruiting because it never ends,” DuPaix said. “Every single day, we’re doing something to find the right players, learn more about them, and then try to get them here to BYU. It’s a bit like marriage. You want to find the best match you can possibly find and get married, and then have a great relationship. You want to find someone you love and someone that loves you and wants to be a part of your program and loves everything that you’re about. When you find those fits, that’s when you’re going to be successful.”

While camps aid any coaching staff, DuPaix recognizes it takes outside help and referrals to find the right prospects.

“We don’t necessarily know about each and every LDS kid out there that is athletic,” he said. “There’s no huge database with that information, so referrals are huge. If there’s a kid out there, anywhere, that is believed to be a good fit, then we love to be contacted. And it’s certainly not just LDS kids we want to know about. We’re looking for the best football players with the standards we have here at BYU, so whether that kid is LDS or not isn’t the question; it’s if the kid simply has the standards to play here. Recruiting is our lifeblood, and if you don’t get the right fits within your football program, then you’re in a lot of trouble.”

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