Thursday, October 01, 2009

Kyle Collinsworth headed to BYU

Kyle Collinsworth, the 6-6 combo guard from Provo, committed to play basketball at BYU yesterday.

For those who don't know Kyle, he is the best player in the state of Utah, he is in the country's top 100 and he pretty much had his pick of schools. His brother, Chris, saw significant playing time at BYU as a freshman in 2007.

This is huge for BYU. The latest in a string of elite recruits headed to Provo.

This commitment tells me two things. First, Utah prep basketball is on the rise. Utah high schools are starting to produce some very impressive players (Tyler Haws comes to mind, as does Brandon Davies and now Collinsworth).

Second, BYU is doing an excellent job recruiting in-state. These kids identify with our coaching staff, and they want to play BYU's style of basketball. Coach Dave Rose does a great job of identifying his main recruiting targets and making them a priority.

BYU basketball is going to be a force for years and years. I couldn't be happier with the direction in which we're headed, and I'm a huge Dave Rose fan. He's doing a great job.

Welcome aboard Kyle!

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