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Published: Friday, May 25 2012 7:00 p.m. MDT

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Springville, UT

"I like that BYU represents a lot more than just football."

...and know you know... the rest of the story.

Welcome guys! Work hard and it will be worth it!

south jordan, UT

These guys are beasts! Can't wait till they don the blue and represent the premiere program in the State.

Unca Bon

That is one big boy. Good luck on graduating and we hope to see you on the field soon. Go Cougars!

The Rock
Federal Way, WA

At 6' 5" and 360 pounds, BYU got a man to match our mountains.
Ditto on what sammyg said. The coaches will help their players succeed academically.

Murray, UT

6'5" 360? talk about some massive beef up front, nice to see this kid committ along with his cousin. I look forward to seeing both play at BYU in the near future.

Cougar Passion
Salt Lake City, UT

There was another article recently about how BYU has cooled on academically questionable JuCo prospects because of great players never making it onto the field, and that's why they did not pursue the lineman at the U--can't remember his name right now, no disrespect intended; just don't have time to go search for it. Sounds like BYU has decided to start taking chances again, probably precisely because of the success experienced by the aforementioned U lineman. Hope these gambles work out!

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

"BYU defensive line coach Steve Kaufusi made it out to meet with Brown earlier this month. Up to that point, he didn't know much about the Cougar program."

The article ALSO confirmed that he's LDS. An LDS member from SoCal who doesn't know much about the program at the Y? Wow. This Indy-WACey irrelevance thing is even worse than I'd previously thought.

South Jordan, UT

Lowering academic standards? Sounds like someone wants to be competitive.

Highland, UT

@naval vet

And yet he still committed to BYU.

Salt Lake City, UT

Cougar Passion, you are talking about Star Lotulelei, projected to be a top 5 pick in the 2013 NFL draft. Not top 5 rounds, one of the first five selected. He went to Bingham High, committed to BYU, couldn't qualify academically, went to Snow College, then Utah.

Murray, UT

Poor kid, now he'll never get drafted. That'll be tough.

south jordan, UT

@Naval Vet

And somehow we find you on every BYU article! Your actions conflict with your rants. It's almost like self abuse. I definitely believe Utah is irrelevant, hence I don't follow one thing about them. I couldn't tell you who their starting quarterback is or who is in the running. I couldn't even tell you who their head coach is. Now that's how you know a team is irrelevant!

If you truly believe what you post, then do us BYU fans a favor and show us how irrelevant BYU is by never, ever posting your comments on another BYU article. But then, we all know the truth about you Ute fans. Keep those rants coming!

Glendora, CA

It is a well-known fact in all of Mormondom,that at BYU, any freshman student, whether an athlete or academician, is given an academic bootcamp thrashing, his or her freshman, and part of the sophomore years.
Therefore, it is much better to get someone who's gone through the JC system first. I think he will do just fine, along with good tutoring. Good job BYU.

highland, utah

Do you kittens live in the real world?? You sign nice LDS boys and thats it. Utah signs LDS boys but they go beyond that and sign top talent!! the gap gets wider!!

Omaha, NE

What a refrigerator!!!! Keep those grades up and pulverized some utes to the ground when you play them will ya? It will be a sweet site to see.

Kearns, UT

Last year Utah brings in a 4* JC DT who decommitted from Florida and choose Utah, even after Star decided to come back to school.

BYU beat out Western Michigan for this kid, congrats.

To each their own.

CO Ute

He certainly has a lot of size but don't get too carried away. According to Rivals, he doesn't have a star rating yet and had two offers. BYU and W. Michigan. Yes that is West Michigan, not the Woverines. Might turn into a good play and might not. We will see.

Ann Arbor, MI

Western Michigan must be devastated. Pretty sure this will be a lead story on Sport Center/

Cougar Claws
Lindon, UT

If he's coachable and has the physical tools, he could be great in Mendenhall's defense. He may not have the star power fans might want but at least he's providing needed depth and Coach M deemed him worthy of a scholarship. I trust the coaches.

Most spots on the team are okay for 2013, but BYU needs to focus on recruiting more depth at cornerback and defensive end, two positions that BYU has struggled to recruit well for some reason as of late.

Salt Lake City, UT

Nice catch for the Cougars. It confuses even navel vets.

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