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BYU football recruiting: 2015 ATH Micah Simon signs with the Cougars

A stellar high-school quarterback is bringing his athleticism to the field for BYU.

Gloria Nieto

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Micah Simon,  a 6-foot-1, 175-pound athlete out of Bishop Dunne High School in Dallas, Texas, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for BYU. Simon is ranked as a two-star athlete by the 247Sports Composite and will play wide receiver for the Cougars.

Simon played quarterback in high school, throwing for 2,325 yards and 28 touchdowns while rushing for 861 yards and 6 touchdowns during his senior year at Bishop Dunne. He also held scholarship offers from Air Force, Cornell, and Grambling State.

The coaches truly care about shaping me into a better person off of the field and also athletically -Micah Simon

While Simon's highlights are nearly all at the quarterback position, it's pretty apparent he's an impressive athlete. Converting athletic high school quarterbacks to wide receivers isn't something new and can be very successful.

With a 4.48 40-time, Simon's combination of speed, athleticism, and elusiveness make him an intriguing prospect at receiver for the Cougars. If Simon is able to master the other qualities of the wide receiver position like blocking and route running, he could end up being a two-star gem for the Cougars.

The Cougars' coaching staff was one of the biggest selling points for Simon. "One thing about BYU that really stood out from other schools recruiting me was the fact that the coaches truly care about shaping me into a better person off of the field and also athletically," Simon said.

According to Simon, he will not be redshirting in 2015. With Jordan Leslie and  Ross Apo graduating, there are a few spots available in BYU's wideout rotation, but with Nick Kurtz coming off injury, return missionaries, and some of the other 2015 recruits there will be plenty of competition for those spots.

Here's Simon's highlights: