BYU offered a group of three top prospects out Hawkins High School in Los Angeles, CA. Those three prospects were 2018 S Aashari Crosswell, CB Marcus Johnson, and 2017 ATH Greg Johnson. These offers represent a growing trend by BYU's coaching staff to target the top talent in the country that are a fit at BYU, regardless of the which other programs are targeting that talent.
Here's more on the three prospects the Cougars offered:
Greg Johnson is a 5-foot-10, 185-pound athlete who is wanted by about every school in the country. Johnson is currently committed to Arizona and has offers from 25+ programs including Arkansas, Michigan, Florida, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oregon, UCLA, USC, and Utah.
Johnson is a four-star prospect according to the 247Sports Composite and has a rating of 96.35. That rating makes him the third-ranked athlete in the country and if you watch his highlights below that should be no surprise. Johnson possesses a combination of speed and agility that makes him a dangerous playmaker on either side of the football and an impressive prospect at defensive back, wide receiver, or running back.
BYU's chances here are slim to none with Johnson, but his highlights are a lot of fun to watch and worth your time.
Aashari Crosswell measures in at 6-foot-0, 190 pounds and is one of the top safeties in the country. His extensive list of offers includes Arizona State, Boise State, Boston College, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Tennessee, Washington, and others.
While Crosswell hasn't received a 247Sports Composite rating yet, he his has received a rating of 92 from the traditional 247Sports ratings making him a four-star prospect. Crosswell is a ball-hawking safety with great speed and hands. He excels at creating turnovers and is a solid tackler making him a big-time get for whatever program ends up signing him.
Marcus Johnson is 5-foot-10, 165-pound cornerback who is starting to get a lot of attention on the recruiting front. In addition to BYU, Johnson currently holds offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Boston College, Cal, Colorado, Notre Dame, Tennessee, and USC.
Johnson has also yet to receive a 247Sports Composite rating yet, but the traditional 247Sports ratings label him as a four-star prospect with a rating of 90. Like the other two prospects above, Johnson has elite level speed. Based on his highlights it doesn't look like he is asked to play in coverage often, but he definitely has the athleticism to do so. He is also a surprisingly good solid tackler for his size.
While it's not likely that any of these players end up in Provo, the effort to increase the blue chip level talent in the BYU by Kalani Sitake and his staff is refreshing. If the Cougars were to get lucky and land even one of these guys it would be huge for the program.