Rise & Shout: June 19 Links

Here are the latest stories on BYU sports, with a lot of football recruiting intrigue, Jabari Parker, and more:

The intriguing recruitment of JonRyheem Peoples blew up the internet for Utah and BYU fans yesterday. Committed to BYU after attending its junior day, Peoples impressed at the All-Poly camp and received an offer from Utah. Yesterday he gave Utah coaches the indication he'd like to play for the Utes, but didn't outright commit (according to him). Then, Peoples sat down with Bronco Mendenhall and re-committed, if you will, to BYU.
The saga is documented by Brandon Gurney upon Peoples' apparent commitment to Utah, and then after his meeting with Bronco as he remained a Cougar.

Gurney also outlines the arrival of 11 freshmen on campus, including some great quotes from Butch Pau'u and Jamaal Williams.
Pau'u: "I've earned nothing here and and I'll need to work my tail off."
Williams: "I've been around BYU and BYU coaches enough to know that it's where I need to be. I know I'm going to have challenges, but that's why I need to keep my mind right and just stay humble and grateful for the chance to be (at BYU.)

Jabari Parker says he will be choosing his school in November, wanting to get it done before his senior year begins. He also said he plans to cut his list of schools from 14 to 8 over the summer.

Our friends at BlockU ask readers for expectations of the rivalry game this year.

BYU basketball has been recognized for the 7th-straight year for having an APR score in the top 10% nationally.

Brett McMurphy outlines a proposal for splitting the media money for whatever new postseason format is coming -- the deciding factor is past performance. By this method shown in McMurphy's article, using BCS rankings since 2007, BYU would make more money out of the deal than the entire MWC, and possibly more than C-USA, Sun Belt, WAC, and Notre Dame combined.

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