BYU Soccer: This is Why Some Potential Gamers Aren’t on the Fall Camp Listing

Ahead of the media viewing of the first practice session of pre-season training on Thursday, BYU distributed copies of the “BYU Football 2022 Fall Camp List” to reporters.

There are 109 names on the list, with lots of numbers, as usual. For example, Cal’s transfer of Chris Brooks and 2021 top tennis player Ben Bywater will both wear the number 2 shirt this year.

That number will increase once school starts, as schools are allowed to have 123 players on their final roster, according to NCAA regulations.

“If you guys don’t exercise today, 90% of the time it’s because you haven’t purified your body, you’re not 100% healthy. So in (Chaz Ah You)’s example, he’s not ready to go. We will not force it. We still have a month to go, and some more time. ” – BYU football coach Kalani Sitake.

There are a few surprising omissions on the list for those who follow the show closely, but don’t panic. Coach Kalani Sitake said some of the boys, such as former four-star Chaz Ah You, have yet to be medically informed, or are still taking care of some academic work with the summer term ending. ends on August 12.

Ah You, a game changer when he’s healthy, seems to be of that old type. He was seen at practice Thursday, but did not participate.

Ah You “are at fall camp,” Sitake said. “If you guys don’t exercise today, 90% of the time it’s because you haven’t purified your body, you’re not 100% healthy. So in (Ah You)’s example, he’s not ready to go. We will not force it. We still have a month to go, and some more time. “

This is what Ah You posted on her Twitter account on Thursday afternoon: “Patience: the ability to accept or endure delay, trouble, or suffering without anger or irritation. We are all good here! “

Sitake said the coaches “want to make sure we work with our pros and put (Ah You) in the right position to be healthy before he comes on.”

Ah You played in BYU’s first eight games last year and started in six, before leaving the game in Washington State on October 23 with an undisclosed injury. He never played again in 2021.

Returning player Punt Hobbs Nyberg, defensive back Quenton Rice, attacking midfielder Donovan Hanna, substitute Justen Smith, full-back/back Caleb Christensen, receiver Chris Jackson and defensive midfielder Atunaisa Mahe All were on the list BYU released in June (except Jackson, who returned from the transfer portal), but were not on the fall camp list distributed on Thursday.

Rice, Hanna, Smith and Mahe were all at practice Thursday, but did not participate, according to KSLsports.com.

As for Hobbs, who is listed as the #1 returning punt athlete on the season depth rankings, Sitake said the famous former baseball player from St. George “will join us” but did not specify why he is currently not practicing.

“I’ll just tell you: some of the boys are (working through) injuries, or are dealing with academies right now,” Sitake said. “We’re at the end of the summer term, and some of the boys are still working on it.”

Mr. Sitake said Rice, son of famous former BYU member DB Rodney Rice, is returning from injury.

Offensive expert Lisala Tai, transfer from Snow College, who was one of the awardees of the Cougars’ 2022 recruiting class, is also not on the list.

Sitake said Tai “has finished preparing for his studies,” but some paperwork needs to be completed before he joins the team.

In the media view of Thursday’s training session, Jaren Hall was represented in midfield for the first time, followed by Jacob Conover and then Cade Fennegan. No surprises there.

Sitake said: “Currently, I am looking for guys to compete for the starting position and then when we get the depth chart (consolidated) we will move on (with the boys). developing).

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