When a coach takes over a program, that coach usually makes sure they have the right personnel to run the systems they desire to put into place. Or at a place like BYU, making sure you have enough scholarships available for all the current players and recruits, as well as the missionaries out serving missions.
According to NCAA rules, coaches can retract scholarship offers if a player has not signed a National Letter of Intent. This week, we learned this happened to two 2016 football recruits, quarterback Keaton Torre and running back Wayne Taulapapa. The two commits announced their statuses on Twitter
Torre, who was once committed to Louisville, recently tweeted that he had received an offer from Southern Utah and it is being reported by the Deseret News he has been in contact with Utah, Harvard, UNLV, Yale, and Colorado State.
Taulapapa, who is viewed by some recruiting services as the No. 2 running back in Hawaii, only has two other offers listed. They are Colorado and Hawaii, although the Deseret News is reporting he has been in contact with Army and Navy as well.
This news comes on the heels of two 4 star recruits, Troy Warner and Handsome Tanielu, had firmed up their commitments, signed with the Cougars and enrolled in school.
Hopefully Torre and Taulapapa can find a place they are comfortable with to continue playing football and attending school.