BYU football: 10 players to buy stock in

Published: Wednesday, July 9 2014 3:28 p.m. MDT

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Tuiloma showed a lot of potential as a true freshman before serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He returned slight of frame, but added a lot of good weight since spring practices that should allow him to vie for the starting role at nose tackle.

Quote: "Travis is looking great and should be around 285 entering the season. He showed good during spring and with that added weight he could really help us. Nose tackle is a critical position for us, and it's great to see his progress," said defensive coordinator Nick Howell.

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Darren Rowe
Heber City, UT

Out of all these players, I really hope Zac Stout has a breakout season. It would be awesome to see him work back to where he plays and succeeds on this team.

I think Manoa is the most likely to have a breakout year. BYU's defense is designed to let the middle LB's be tackling machines, and they have delivered for years. We keep on cranking them out. In my opinion, Manoa has the talent of Uani Unga with the motor and insanity of Brandon Ogletree. Hopefully, he will add the leadership abilities of Cameron Jensen.

Watch out for Trevor Bateman. He could be a dark horse. Many players and coaches have mentioned how good he was in spring, and speed is the word that always comes up. I know the secondary is very deep. I'm not saying he will start or even play a ton, but watch for him to be impressive when he comes in.

Salt Lake City, UT

Oh, please college football season come quick - I can hardly wait!. I think this is going to be a fantastic year for the Cougars. Looking forward to some exiting games and that feeling that comes from winning lots of ball games. Go Cougs!

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