While the 2022 recruitment chapter is in the books, the recruitment cycle isn’t really over for BYU (or any other college football team, for that matter). With the start of the Spring Ball approaching, coaches will also turn their attention to the 2023 class.
BYU has already made nearly 40 offers to recruits from the class of 2023, and so far has secured commitments from Pokaiaua Haunga and Hezekiah Anahu-Ambrosio, both 3-star athletes from Provo, Timpview High School in Utah.
Of course, just because Kalani Sitake’s team has already given a large number of performances, does not mean that their work is done. Cougars has extended 79 offers for the 2022 class, not counting the transfer gate recruits.
Needless to say, there are a lot of footballers out there who are undoubtedly watching, but they haven’t shown it yet. Keep an eye out for these potential recruits for scholarship offers from BYU in the coming months.
1. Jackson Bros
While BYU has already featured top-tier quarterback Nicholas Iamalaeava as well as prospective 3-star Jvance Tupouata-Johnson, the Cougars will likely take a good look at Lehi High School’s Jackson Brosso this spring.
Weighing in at 6-5 and 215 pounds, the Brousseau has an impressive size, as well as a strong lever and great accuracy. He led Lehi High School to a dominant performance in the Utah 5A State Football Championship, throwing for four touchdowns in a 35-6 win.
So far, Brousseau’s only bid has been from Colorado, but that is likely to change as the spring hiring cycle picks up. Brousseau’s accuracy in heavy attack makes him a tempting prospect for the Cougars heading into his first season.
2. Emmanuel Waller
Four-star defensive end from Chelsea, Alabama, and Waller was already to BYU on an unofficial visit for the game against Boise State. The defensive front is an area that could definitely use some extra help, especially considering the rash from injuries the Cougars suffered on the defensive side of the ball during the 2021 season.
Waller doesn’t have an offer from BYU yet, but he has received offers from several schools in the Southeast, including Mississippi, West Virginia and Memphis. Waller also attended camp in Auburn.
Waller, who competed at Level 6A in Alabama, scored 66 total tackles, 14 saves, and four sacks during the junior season, as well as two kick saves and a recovery. We hope that BYU’s primary interest will turn into a scholarship offer.
3. Jacoby Lin
Ja’Kobi Lane, a four-star wide receiver from Arizona, was also present for the 2021 BYU game against the Boise State Broncos. Like Waller, Lin has yet to receive an official offer from BYU, although he has already received a few P5 scholarship offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, and Iowa State.
At 6-5 and 175 pounds, Lynn has the kind of height that has been a huge boost to the success of the Cougars in the past. The lane totaled 990 yards in the 2021 season, averaging 76.2 yards per game.
While the Cougars already have plenty of talent in their wide receiver position, they will likely be looking to replace talented players like Gunner Romney after the 2022 season. A talented wide receiver like Lynn could be another great weapon in BYU’s offensive.
4. McKinsey crew
As you might guess from the name, Crew McChesney is the younger brother of current BYU running back for Jackson McChesney and former defensive back Austin McChesney.
Machisney, a three-star athlete from Lone Peak High School, had managed to win a touchdown pass at the Utah State 6A Championship against local powerhouse Canyon Canyon. Machisney totaled 192 yards and three touchdowns in that game from six captures, highlighting his great playing ability.
So far, Machisney’s only official showing is coming from Nevada, though BYU and Utah State have expressed interest. At 5-10, Machisney’s height can be seen as a disadvantage, though his ability to fall behind in high school to make big plays is certainly noteworthy.
The University of BP is big on family ties, especially under the leadership of Kalani Setaki. Don’t be surprised to see McKissney get an offer from BYU sooner rather than later.
5. JR Sia
The offensive line has turned into a major strength for BYU over the past few seasons, and JR Sia can help continue that trend. The three-star OT from Mountain Ridge High School in Herriman, Utah is a great £6-6, £308 and is considered a top ten Utah player for the class of 2023 by 24/7 Sports.
Sia attended an exciting BYU game against UVA during the 2021 season, but has yet to receive an offer from the Cougars. He has received scholarship offers from Utah, Utah and Nebraska. If BYU is looking to add more depth to their offensive line, expect them to extend a width before their country rivals begin to sway him further.
BYU’s 2022 recruitment category was one of their highest in years, no doubt helped by their top 25 consecutive seasons and a pending entry for the Cougars to the Big 12. So much talent, it will be exciting to see how Kalani Setaki and his staff ride the wave of momentum to continue ramping up recruitment success. .