Lee Aguirre the Cornerback out of Fullerton College committed to sign with BYU yesterday which was great news. Many Cougar fans figured that was probably it on Junior College recruits, not so.
Salt Lake Tribune BYU Beatwriter, Jay Drew gave some great info as always in his BYU blog today about two recruits that BYU is currently going after.
Hebron Fangupo is a name BYU recruiting junkies are very familiar with. Fangupo is a potential mid-year transfer. Hebron was all but signed, and delivered to USC from how it appeared back in May. I don't think any Cougar recruiting buffs even thought twice that BYU was in the running for this guy. According to his Rivals page, BYU wasn't even one of the schools on there.
Fangupo was teammates with current Cougar D-Lineman Bernard Afutiti who was a highly-recruited player as well. Afutiti redshirted this season, so maybe the possibility of playing with a former teammate for two years is appealing to Fangupo and its one of the reasons he is looking into BYU more. Fangupo for the record is LDS.
The other JUCO recruit BYU is going after is Dominque Gaisie a Cornerback out of Mt. San Antonio College, same as Fangupo.
In a article on JCFootball.com, Gaisie apparently doesn't have any D-1 offers yet. The schools that are currently recruiting him are BYU, Temple, UNLV, Arizona and Washington. Also said that he is visiting BYU on January 9th and has three years to play two.
I'm sure Gaisie will continue to keep a close eye on tomorrow's Las Vegas Bowl to see how BYU and Arizona do.
I continue to be amazed at the recruiting job, Bronco and staff are currently doing. Bronco made it a point that the staff would be going after some JC recruits and that was in October. Its amazing how late in the game they were but still being able to find the right guys to match the system and have a chance at landing some of these guys. Exciting stuff.