BYU kicks off Fall camp subsequent week. On media day in June, BYU launched a 2022 roster that included 34 gamers that weren’t on the roster final season. Here are 10 newcomers to watch throughout Fall camp.
Christopher Brooks – RB
BYU has to substitute single-season dashing chief Tyler Allgeier who’s now within the NFL. It seems that BYU has discovered Allgeier’s substitute in Cal switch Christopher Brooks. Brooks is already a confirmed school soccer expertise. He ran for over 1,700 yards throughout his profession at Cal.
Brooks enrolled in courses in January and took part in Spring camp. After a formidable efficiency at Spring camp, Brooks was named the beginning working again. Brooks will play a key function in BYU’s offense and he is a reputation to watch main up to the opener.
Tate Romney – LB
Tate Romney is the youthful brother of BYU vast receiver Gunner Romney and former BYU quarterback Baylor Romney. Tate was a highly-touted recruit out of Chandler High School who signed with the Cougars over competing presents from the likes of Utah, Cal, Arizona, Kansas State, and Colorado amongst others.
Tate returned residence from his mission in April, so he in all probability will not contribute instantly as he will get again into soccer form. He can be getting into a linebacker room with a whole lot of returning expertise. However, Tate has the expertise to be a star on BYU’s protection sooner or later and he is a reputation value monitoring over the subsequent month. Don’t be shocked when you hear him talked about as a standout throughout Fall camp, and do not be shocked if he sees the sector as a real freshman.
Bodie Schoonover – LB
Speaking of lately returned missionaries, Bodie Schoonover returned from his mission throughout the identical week as Tate Romney. Like Romney, Schoonover was a extremely touted recruit in his personal proper. Schoonover dedicated to BYU over Power Five faculties like UCLA, Utah, and Nebraska.
Schoonover has the identical mission-related hurdles to overcome as Tate Romney earlier than he can see the sector persistently. But he’s one other newcomer that might see the sector ultimately this season and put himself ready to be a key a part of BYU’s protection sooner or later.
Gabe Jeudy-Lally – DB
The second switch to make our checklist is Vanderbilt switch Gabe Jeudy-Lally. Jeudy-Lally was one of the skilled defensive backs within the switch portal when he dedicated to BYU. He performed 770 snaps for Vanderbilt’s protection over the past two seasons and he racked up 50 whole tackles and an interception for the Commodores final season.
After getting into the switch portal in late November, he acquired presents from Illinois, Iowa State, Purdue, and Colorado earlier than receiving a suggestion and in the end committing to BYU. Jeudy-Lally has the expertise and expertise to see the sector instantly.
Dom Henry – WR
Dom Henry is a large receiver out of Florida who ready Nease High School. As a senior, Henry led the state of Florida in receiving yards. In reality, he led the state in receiving yards by a large margin. Henry racked up 1,590 receiving yards as a senior – the space between Henry and the runner up was the identical distance between the runner up and ninth place.
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Henry enters a loaded vast receiver room that may not be on the lookout for contributors this season, however he’ll compete to be one of many subsequent in line when guys like Gunner Romney and Puka Nacua graduate.
Korbyn Green – DB
Like others on this checklist, Korbyn Green enters a room that returns a whole lot of expertise. BYU’s protection returns extra expertise than any workforce within the nation. While that bodes nicely for 2022, it leaves BYU with a necessity to discover the subsequent wave of defensive playmakers for its first season within the Big 12 in 2023.
Korbyn Green has the potential to slide into an essential function when D’Angelo Mandell and Kaleb Hayes graduate. Green signed with BYU within the final recruiting class out of Oklahoma, and the employees was excited by his potential.
Kingsley Suamataia – OL
Kingsley Suamataia is a newcomer that can possible be within the beginning lineup for the opener in opposition to USF. Suamataia is among the most bodily gifted gamers on BYU’s roster. A former five-star offensive lineman from the category of 2021, Suamataia transferred to BYU from Oregon throughout his freshman season.
Suamataia was listed as a co-starter at a number of positions popping out of Spring. In this writer’s opinion, Suamataia will lock down a beginning job for BYU’s opener at USF, and be seen as one among BYU’s finest gamers by season’s finish.
Houston Heimuli – FB
Houston Heimuli, who was a captain at Stanford final season, is the son of former BYU working again Lakei Heimuli. Heimuli will make an instantaneous influence on and off the sector. He was listed because the co-starter at fullback popping out of Spring, and he brings his veteran locker room presence.
Houston will put on #35 for the Cougars – the identical quantity his father wore when he performed for BYU.
Aisea Moa – DL
Aisea Moa signed with BYU as a four-star defensive lineman out of Weber High School. Moa would possibly want a 12 months or two earlier than taking over a beginning function in BYU’s protection – he was listed as a third-string defensive finish popping out of Spring. However, BYU rotates a whole lot of guys alongside the defensive position and he might see the sector this season. If BYU’s defensive position will get dinged up, Moa may very well be thrown into an essential function as a real freshman.
Evan Johnson – DB
BYU signed a number of defensive backs as a part of the 2022 signing class. Evan Johnson may need the best potential of all of them. Johnson ran a 10.41 100m final Spring, immediately making him one of many quickest gamers on the roster. Johnson primarily performed vast receiver in highschool, so he’ll want a while to adapt enjoying defensive again. If he overcomes the educational curve of a brand new place, he has a really excessive ceiling as a cornerback.
Johnson will not play defensive again instantly, however he’s bodily gifted sufficient to contribute in different methods like particular groups.