BYU receiver Devon Blackmon excited to make a big 2nd impression

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  • VegasUte Las Vegas, NV
    Sept. 4, 2014 5:33 p.m.

    Good luck to Devon. I hope he has an outstanding career.

  • Outside-View Federal Way, WA
    Sept. 4, 2014 2:55 p.m.

    Living standards is one thing but does Coach Mendenhall give out a list of team rules that recruits need to abide by in addition to those regular standards of no alcohol, no smoking, no premarital sex. It might be good for them to know...
    1 no earings ( reportedly why he missed the UConn game)
    2 no new tatoos ?
    3 # hours of service every week
    4 dont miss church meetings ( your own denomination is fine)
    5 no fighting (unless it is in practise and then that is viewed as a good thing)
    6 no cow tipping

    Regardless, it looks like Blackmon is handling it well. I am anxious to see him and Leslie have a big impact on the Texas game.

    Lets hope they play and dont get suspended because of the music they listen to on their headphones

  • Geno Lehi, UT
    Sept. 4, 2014 1:53 p.m.

    I came to Provo as a member of the LDS faith (and white) from California and I had a hard time adjusting to Provo. Can't imagine what it would be like for an African American coming to Utah to go to school in such a different place. Love the attitude of Devon to make it work, I think any question the NFL has on why things didnt work out with Oregon will be erased after they see he made it through BYU.

    In the end I learned to abide by the rules enough to stay out of trouble in Provo and over time learned the value in a lot (not all) of the rules that I thought were stupid. I think now I'm reaping the blessings of that time in my life.

    Best of luck to #19.

  • Cougar Claws Lindon, UT
    Sept. 4, 2014 12:37 p.m.

    I'm excited to see this guy take the field. He had a really good fall camp. Not only is he an amazing athlete, but he was making really good catches too. He's a really good football player, not just a really good athlete. Good luck Devon! We'll need your big play ability on Saturday!

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    Sept. 4, 2014 10:27 a.m.

    I love that this kind of diversity touches on Provo.

  • Utah Valley Guy Springville, UT
    Sept. 4, 2014 9:37 a.m.

    Who else is inspired by what's happening with BYU football uner Coach Mendenhall? And watching these young men mature and grow in character!