BYU football: Here’s why some potential starters aren’t on the summer camp roster

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

There were a whopping 109 names on the list, with plenty of multiple numbers, as usual. For example, Cal Transfer Brooks, Chris Brooks and 2021 Major Ben Bywater will wear the No. 2 this year.

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

“If guys aren’t exercising today, 90% of them are because they haven’t cleared yet, and they’re not 100% healthy. So in (Chaz Ah You’s) example, he’s not ready to go. We’re not going to force it. We still have a month, some time. “. – BYU football coach Kalani Sitake.

There were a few surprising omissions from the list for those who follow the show closely, but don’t panic just yet. Coach Kalani Setaki said some players, like former four-star recruit Chaz Ah You, either haven’t been medically cleared yet, or are still taking care of some academic work as the summer term ends on August 12.

Ah you, who changes the rules of the game when he’s healthy, seems to fall into that former category. He was seen in training on Thursday, but he wasn’t participating.

“Ah, you’re in fall camp,” Setaki said. “If guys aren’t exercising today, 90% of them are because they haven’t cleared yet, and they’re not 100% healthy. So in the (ah you) example, he’s not ready to go. We’re not going to force it. We still have a month, and some time” .

Here’s what Ah You posted on her Twitter account Thursday afternoon: “Patience: the ability to accept or tolerate delays, troubles, or suffering without getting angry or upset.” We are all good at this! “

The coaches, Setaki said, “want to make sure we’re working with our professionals and getting[Ah You]in the right place to be healthy first before he takes the field.”

She played in BYU’s first eight games last year, starting in six, before leaving the Washington State game on October 23 with an undisclosed injury. He did not play again in 2021.

Back girl Hobbs Nyberg, defensive linebacker Quinton Rice, forward Donovan Hannah, reserve kicker Justin Smith, Carb Buck Christensen, receiver Chris Jackson and linebacker Atunisa Mahi were all on the BYU list published in June (except for Jackson, who returned from the gate transportation), but not on the fall camp menu distributed on Thursday.

Rice, Hanna, Smith and Mahi were all in training Thursday, but were not involved, according to KSLsports.com.

As for Hobbs, who is listed as the first bet return on the off-season depth chart, Sitake said the former baseball player from St.

“I’ll just tell you: Some guys are either (working through) the injury, or they’re dealing with academics right now,” Setaki said. “We’re at the end of the summer semester, and some guys are still finishing that too.”

Setaki said Rice, the son of former BU player DB Rodney Rice, is returning from his injury.

Striker Lisala Tay, a transfer from Snow College who was one of the Cougars’ 2022 recruiting category awards, is also not on the list yet.

Setaki said Tai has “arranged his academy,” but that some paperwork needs to be done before he joins the team.

In the media viewing portion of Thursday’s training, Garen Hall got his first quarterback reps, followed by Jacob Conover and then Kid Finnegan. No wonder there.

“Right now, I’m looking for guys to compete for starting points, and then once we get a deep blueprint[reinforced]we’ll move on[with the development of younger guys],” Setaki said.