"Another exciting addition is sophomore Harvey Langi (6-2, 250), who decided
to join BYU's program after playing a season for Utah prior to his LDS
mission service"-----------Yes he is. USC and other
Pac 12 schools saw his potential on defense and recruited him heavily for that
side of the ball. Ute fans and coaches have turned from Red to Green when he
confirmed the rumor that had been well known since he left for his mission that
he wanted to come to BYU.Ute coaches were late in picking up that
his NFL future will be on defense not at RB, something that BYU and most of the
Pac12 saw from the get-go. Looking forward to seeing his development. Smart move
on his part.As for this unit as a whole, Bronco has recruited it
extremely well and this last recruiting class brought in some amazing young
talent with Warner and Cook. I'm excited to see these two hit the field
this year. Same with Troy Hinds. It's going to be fun watching BYU's
defense again, like it was in 2012.
Thank goodness we don't have any 5-10, 214 lb linebackers on our roster.
So does this mean the Langi transfer is official?
Enough speed and athletecism and experience in key slots to be very good. I like
Fua's range and instincts. Bronson is awfully big and quick enough to cause
coverage problems for opponents. I'm looking forward to seeing Troy Hinds
and Fred Warner -- both exceptionally high ratings out of high school.
No doubt, BYU will continue its supremacy as the University of Utah.
I'm not concerned at all about the LB position. With the way we always put
together a good group of linebackers, I'm just going to continue to assume
that BYU will keep doing that until proven otherwise.Last year,
everyone was wondering if we could replace Ogletree and Kaveinga. Uani Unga was
a question mark, having little experience, and Hadley had just moved over from
the outside. All Unga did was easily surpass what Ogletree did, and Hadley was
very good when he was actually in the game.Everyone also wondered if
Alani Fua was ready to be a really good player. He was amazing in the Texas game
and essentially sealed the game against Georgia Tech and Houston with
interceptions.Bottom line, the way we recruit, develop, and coach
these linebackers has been successful for a long time and should continue this