BYU football: Bronco insists recruits make firm commitment to Cougars

by | Feb. 03, 2010

Saints & Sports

Bronco Mendenhall refused to discuss the specific case of a recruit from Hawaii, defensive end Kona Schwenke, who signed a National Letter of Intent with Notre Dame on Wednesday, a week after BYU withdrew his scholarship offer for taking a late recruiting trip.

Mendenhall said it would be unfair to the recruit and the current recruiting class to talk about names and specifics. Instead, he said he'd be more than happy to discuss the principle involved in his recruiting of high school players.

Ever since Mendenhall got his first head coaching job at BYU in 2005, he said he has been consistent in his approach with recruits and their parents.

When they come in his office and he takes visits to their homes, he tells all of them the same thing — don't commit to BYU and he won't commit to them if the recruiting process remains active.

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