The big-visit weekend for BYU recruiting is past. The recruits went snowmobiling, attended a packed Smith Fieldhouse for a men's volleyball match Friday, then were treated to an energetic crowd at the Marriott Center to see men's basketball dispatch Santa Clara.
Here's some of the reaction from the players who spent time in Provo this weekend, starting with three players who made their decision:
Jacob Jimenez, offensive lineman (Pflugerville, TX) and former Oregon State commit:
Jimenez makes it official. Ute fans should celebrate this one with BYU fans... we all are against Oregon State now. pic.twitter.com/ugMbcdu8Pu— Jeff Hansen (@rakoto10) February 2, 2015
Trevor Brent, cornerback (Mesquite, TX). Had an offer from Boise State:
And a surprise: Air Force commit Brady Christensen, offensive lineman (Bountiful, UT) made a change:
Sometimes in life you change your mind, as I have. I de-committed from Air Force and committed to BYU! #GoCougs couldn't be more excited!!— Brady J. (@BradyBraves64) February 1, 2015
Aside from those who verbally committed, the highest-rated uncommitted target on the trip was cornerback Dayan Lake (Layton, UT):
Another higher-rated target, JC safety recruit Khari Vanderbilt, had some snowmobiling fun. He was okay.
Went snowmobiling I went to fast around the corner, hit a tree then flip over the snowmobile & broke the snowmobile... #LIFE— Khari Vanderbilt (@Khari2Smoove) January 31, 2015
BYU got last word in on DE target Mufi Hunt, who is last on record as saying he is split equally 4 ways between BYU, Michigan State, Oregon State, and Washington State:
ESPN's Merril Hoge was in Provo with his son, QB commit Beau, and snapped this picture of some of the big nasties that were on visit:
(L-R: OL Zach Hoyt, OL Jacob Jimenez, OL J.J. Nwigwe, DL David Lui, DL Tevita Mounga)
Coppell teammates and BYU commits Scott Huntsman and Charles West were on the scene:
The big visit weekend had BYU running back Squally Canada (5 below) reminiscing about official visits from his past:
Dallas athlete and BYU commit Micah Simon was pumped about fellow Texan Jimenez pledging to BYU and spent time with some Cougars from the metroplex:
Coolin' with Tejan and Trey! DFW boys brah! pic.twitter.com/YHL8MkhhCb— Micah Simon (@MicahSavage7) February 1, 2015
BYU's top-rated commit Kieffer Longson was spotted near that crystal ball:
One of the top gets for BYU in this class is Kieffer Longson. Here is by the National Championship trophy this weeken pic.twitter.com/SX126Yrkf3— CougarNation.com (@kaceyrobbins) February 2, 2015
Two guys who looked like they had a lot of fun were David Lui and Tevita Mounga:
Twas a GREAT WEEKEND...Can't wait to be a COUGAR... #BYU— Tevita Mounga (@mounga50) February 1, 2015
These dudes were all spotted:
Finally, long snapper commit Matt Foley was like a kid in a candy shop. He's excited to be a Cougar.
Signing day is Wednesday. Make sure to bookmark our Signing Day Central stream and join us Feb. 4 for the extravaganza.