Beau Hoge’s switch from quarterback to running back has been the most discussed position switch of fall camp, but a few other players have switched positions recently with fall camp nearing an end before Arizona prep begins.
Most of the following position changes have been discussed publicly by coaches, and each one is confirmed on BYU’s official online roster.
Keanu Saleapaga — Defensive Line to Offensive Line
A former USC commitment in the 2016 recruiting class, Saleapaga has yet to see the field during his BYU career. The 6’6”, 295 lbs redshirt freshman had been competing for a spot on the two-deep on BYU’s defensive front, but he will instead work to get in the two-deep on BYU’s o-line. Keanu will begin on the interior at guard, and his size and athletic ability offer good upside for him to eventually start along the line during his BYU career.
Here’s Kalani talking about Keanu’s switch:
More from Kalani, including why Keanu Saleapaga moved to OL and how some running backs are looking. pic.twitter.com/6AXjhfA6O0— Jay Drew (@drewjay) August 15, 2018
Addison Pulsipher — Offensive Line to Tight End
A redshirt junior, Pulsipher has spent the majority of his BYU career on the scout team. At 6’5”, 295 lbs Pulsipher will come in on heavy packages. With converted offensive lineman JJ Nwigwe also at tight end, BYU has some big boys at tight end for when they want to bring in the beef.
Austin Chambers — Offensive Line to Defensive Line
After playing in seven games last year in the interior of BYU’s offensive line, the redshirt sophomore has moved over to defensive tackle. At 6’5”, 310 lbs Chambers will be a big body in the interior of BYU’s defensive front.
None of these guys are expected to start this year, but coaches are putting them in a position they hope will best help the team and maximize their potential down the road.