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Published: Monday, May 14 2012 12:43 p.m. MDT

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Utah-Hawaii Alum
Dallas, TX

He will fit in perfectly in Provo, Utah. They will love him there!

L
Central, Utah

Congratulations to Mr. Ford on his current decision. He will be faced with many more, some pertaining to making his grades, others regarding keeping standards that will keep himself worthy to pursue his goals.

What happens if BYU doesn"t have a scholorship to offer him, what will he do and how will he act. That would be a real test of character or committment, but could certainly be a great possibility.

They make some tough ball players out there on the plains and it sounds like he would be a good addition to many teams. Best of luck in the months to come. Maybe luck doesn't have much to do with it, maybe it is more about what we make of every individual situation or challange.

Cougar Passion
Salt Lake City, UT

He may have "only" been recruited by Kansas and Minnesota. But BYU seems to do quite well with the kids that are D-1 quality regardless of which D-1 schools recruited them, if they have a burning desire to play for BYU as he currently does. I would just hope that fire stays with him after the initial zeal he admirably feels inevitably cools to the more mellow variety that characterizes day-to-day living of the Gospel.

LValfre
CHICAGO, IL

That kid's not going to like it in Utah that's for sure. He'll see.

Wayne Rout
El Paso, TX

The real question is can he field punts and kickoffs in practice. If he can, he'll be starting in no time.

SLCWatch
Salt Lake City, UT

I am not finding his father on the KU staff as one writer posted. He is not listed on the KU offical page. If Worf has some other source it would be good to hear what it is.
Don't know his father's name from this article so I can't do any research on that.

His excited happiness is infectiou and fun to see. I enjoy hearing about people who want and desire to edify their lives. He sees this change in his life for good. I give him kudo's for that. I give kudo's to anyone who finds something that edifies their life and better still someone elses life.

Better than spending your life whinning about someone else's life or goals. What kind of alternate reality view point would find joy in that? Glad I don't live in that kind of lonely bubble.

grandmagreat
Lake Havasu City, AZ

More important than playing football, is the fact that this young man accepted the Gospel. I had a nephew, now deceased, that served a mission in Toronto Canada, many years ago. He was huge,weighed 11 lbs at birth and went from there, had to have clothes specially made and wore a size 18 (i think)shoe. They were also made for him. His comment "when I knock on their door they don't dare to turn me away". However, he was really a softie, loved the gospel, served well, and was a wonderful dancer, this Aunt loved to dance with him. A True example of your size might not be the eternal factor in you, but your service to your Heavenly Father can definitely be a positive, in anyone's life, football player, doctor, Dad, politician whatever you choose to be

CougarBlue
Heber City, UT

I hope the Naysayers don't dream up the idea that Bronco contacted the missionaries and asked them if they knew about a great athlete he could recruit.

Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA

@eastcoastcoug

I agree. I'm so tired of hearing people trash Jake Heaps for leaving BYU. He's showed a lot more class towards his former school than many the Cougar faithful ever showed him.

BYU DUDE
Provo, UT

Jake Heaps showed his true colors and that is Pure Class, Good Luck Jake Heaps most Cougar Fan's Miss you.

MiP
Iowa City, IA

Nice. Like this kid. Good luck.

EastCoastCoug, I dis notice Jake Heaps showing class. He's always had it, it's just a great many Y fans forgot that along the way.

Utah-Hawaii Alum
Dallas, TX

What will "blues" nation do when Wazzu torches BYU in week one at LES? BYU fans had better be humble for once........because you're gonna get humbled.

peterpanedU
OREM, UT

@Utah-Hawaii Alum
We will see if your prediction will come true in week one. BUT we will also be watching when Wazzu comes to RES and humbles the Mighty U so there big boy

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