Coach's son helps BYU build strong recruiting class

by | Jul. 21, 2009

Saints & Sports

Even though he said a few months back he considered himself a soft commitment to BYU, Timpview (Provo, Utah) four-star defensive end Bronson Kaufusi was anything but. With his family connections to BYU and with ties to the community in Provo, there wasn't any way the Cougars were going to let Kaufusi get away.

"I'm 100% committed to BYU," said Kaufusi, the No. 19 strongside defensive end in the nation. "That's the plan, and that's always been the plan. I'm a solid commitment. I always knew I was solid to BYU, no matter what I told other schools and reporters.

"I just wanted to look at what other schools might want to have me because I haven't been to a lot of other campuses."

In the end, it didn't really matter. He always knew, deep down, he would be playing at the school where his father, Steve, is the defensive line coach and the school where he has a great relationship with the coaches because he sees them almost every day.

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