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The conversion story of a new BYU recruit

by | Feb. 10, 2010

Saints & Sports

Jordan Black is a 6-foot-7-inch, 265-pound offensive tackle prospect from Alta High School in Sandy, Utah. Those that are familiar with the area know that a predominant Mormon culture exists there, probably more so than in any other city in Salt Lake County.

Having grown up in the area myself, I can attest to this fact. I grew up on the east benches near Brighton High School, where 14 of the 15 households in the cul-de-sac where I grew up were occupied by members of the LDS faith.

“Yeah, pretty much everyone is Mormon in my school, that’s for sure," observed Black, who grew up in a non-member family. “All my friends, teachers, everyone is Mormon. It was a great place to grow up since pretty much everyone I was around were great people and I had good influences, but it’s sort of weird in a way, I guess, not being part of the LDS Church growing up here.”

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