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Published: Sunday, June 22 2014 12:05 p.m. MDT

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West Point , UT

Nice 3 star QB pickup. I've seen this kid play a couple of times and his upside is high. Needs some work in some areas but has a nice frame and a nice arm to build on.

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

You can't teach 6'6". It's always a good thing. More good news for the Mighty Cougars.

Heber City, UT

I loved how some of those throws in the highlights were some pretty tight windows to fit the ball into.

Whether the defender is Richard Sherman or some random high school corner from utah, a tight window is a tight window, and he looks like he can fit it in there pretty well.

I'm not trying to say he is the next Heisman winner. In fact, I think there is a decent chance he will never start at BYU, simply because no QB is guaranteed success (including Jake Heaps) and we have some good future QB's already lined up.

But looking at his size, mobility, and ball placement from those highlights, this kid has potential.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

This kid has some REALLY solid stats, and like "Tom in CA" already stated, you can't teach 6'6". I like him. I think he's got all the tools necessary to be an outstanding QB. And that's why I'm surprised he only has 2 other offers right now: SDSU and SUU.

Mesa, AZ

This kid has a cannon for an arm, yet the knock on him is his decision-making....31 INTs in 2 seasons against 3A competition, w/many of them due to chucking it up for grabs.

I believe it to be a decent get for byu, but this kid's had plenty enough exposure to date to to garner a slew of P5 offers, yet his decision-making holds him up.

Wayne Rout
El Paso, TX

I hope he can field punts in practice. As we learned, this is the secret to playing quarterback at BYU.


I'm not sure where the comment that he was tearing up the comp came from. I was there he looked average to me. They lost to the B team from lone peak in the tournament. Bingham won the whole thing and seemed to win every game by 3-4 tds. There an looked like the best one at the event to me. But kids get offered strictly off size all the time.

Charleston, WV

In their article, the SL Tribune reported the young man has four offers - San Diego State and Louisville, and then the mighty western football powers Weber State and Southern Utah University...

Sports Nutz
Smithfield, UT

Mighty Cougars?? Really? Thanks Tom, I needed a good laugh today.

Tomahawk Red
North Salt Lake, UT

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

More good news for the Mighty Cougars.


More good news?

More like, finally some good news.

Ann Arbor, MI

When byU goes head to head with Weber st. they most often win.

Another notch in the cougar belt.

Alpine, UT


For as much as this guy throws, the number of interceptions he had over the past 2 seasons total isn't so bad. In fact, he had more TD's last season than int's over the past 2 years. Not many QB's average more than a 2 to 1 ratio. Don't forget that his protection and receivers were also "only 3A competition"... when saying his cometetition was only such.

Add to that that most high school players improve substantially from their junior to senior year. As such, not too much emphasis should be put in stats from those earlier years. It's how any athlete is currently performing that by far counts the most. And his current stats are very impressive.

Mesa, AZ

@ 71-39

I'm not forgetting anything....I'm fully aware of every variable....It speaks volumes about a kid w/KW's stature/arm-strength and the amount of exposure he's had to date that he doesn't already possess a slew of P5 offers....Don't make this kid out to be somebody he's not....He's a decent get w/limited potential, due precisely to what's missing between the ears....Again, decent get but absent a bunch of P5 offers for a reason....Most kids w/his measurements who are the talent U wish for him to be would already have recruiters beating down his door following their Junior year, yet this kid doesn't for a reason.

Although his size/cannon for an arm are ideal for a PAC-12 QB, for instance, I predict he never receives a single offer from a PAC-12 school....I also predict he never plays a meaningful down for byu.

Heber City, UT


There are many times where BYU offers a kid and then Pac-12 schools come along later.

When BYU offered Fred Warner last year, he had no Pac-12 offers. After he committed, USC, ASU, Cal, Washington and WSU offered. Nebraska and Boise were among the top non Pac-12 schools who also offered.

Similar situations happened for about half of BYU's recruiting class last season.

I do agree with AZUTE1 when he says he won't play a meaningful down for BYU. As I said in my first comment, I'm not saying he will be the next Heisman winner, and I don't think he will ever even start for BYU. But I wouldn't be shocked to see a couple Pac-12 schools offer him.

There You Go Again
Saint George, UT

SG FB fans are happy an SG guy to get a chance to QB, at BYU.

One caveat...

The last QB, at BYU, from the SG area, seldom saw the field.

Hope that does not happen to KW.

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

Tommybird & Nut - thanks for the everything BYU recognition. You made my day.

Washington, Utah

Glad to see em go after a drop back qb rather than a running back...has potential for sure

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Could easily be awesome.

Tomahawk Red
North Salt Lake, UT

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

thanks for the everything BYU recognition. You made my day.


No problem man.

It always makes me feel good when my bits of reality can help brighten your day.

CMO Beaver
Beaver, UT

a lot of negativity from the posters here on the D News who never saw a D1 recruiter in all their live long days

the Filmore Beaver community supports you kid

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