BYU added another QB to its roster for the 2020 season as 2018 signee and 4-star recruit Jacob Conover has joined the team. Jacob’s dad confirmed on Instagram that Jacob is enrolled in school and practicing with the team.
Conover was the top signee in BYU’s 2018 class and had offers from Alabama, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Arizona, Washington State, among many other schools. He left for his mission in February 2019 and returned home this past Spring. In a normal year Conover may elect to gray shirt to not use a year of eligibility, but the NCAA ruled that any athlete can compete this fall without using a year of eligibility. So Jacob can join the team on essentially a “free” year without burning his redshirt.
BYU already has a full QB room with Zach Wilson, Baylor Romney, Jaren Hall, and Sol Jay-Maiava, but Conover at the very least can get practice reps and acclimated into the program.
Conover won multiple state titles at Chandler High School in Arizona and was teammates with Wide Receiver Gunner Romney. We might not see him on the field this year, but he may be BYU’s QB of the future in a couple seasons.