Scout team quarterback Jackson Brown
took all the snaps for BYU
and was impressive in hooking up frequently with receivers Marc Hansen
and Ryan Slater
. Running back Chris Warner
handled most of the running plays and looked very sharp and quick, generating good yardage on just about every down.
Defensively, the JV team was led by Kellen Fowler, who was all over the field and solid in coverage knocking several passes down. Moa Peaua was also impressive manning the middle of the defense. True freshman Scott Johnson from nearby Timpview High School returned punts and kickoffs and played very well. Johnson recently received his mission call to the Campinas Brazil mission and Warner has also been called to serve in Japan. Both plan to leave shortly after the season ends.
Now for some nuggets TotalBlueSports.com readers really care about:
TIM AUTRY - Autry played middle linebacker for GMC and was the best player on the field. He is a 5-11, 215-pound safety recruit who has received offers from BYU, Alabama, Middle Tennessee State and Louisiana Tech.
Autry's lateral movement was very impressive. He definitely looked like a legitimate 4.5 speed guy. He could play either safety, but most likely linebacker in Bronco Mendenhall's system. According to TBS sources, Autry is likely to commit to BYU.
MERCI FALAISE - Falaise is the 6-5, 315-pound offensive line recruit that BYU has reportedly offered a scholarship. Falaise was easily Georgia Military's top offensive lineman and always dominated his assignment as the rest of Georgia Military's line fell apart in the second half.
Falaise played left tackle and didn't give up a single sack. He was extremely sharp in his technique and is a legitimate Division I prospect. We haven't heard anything about Falaise's level of interest in BYU or what other schools have offered, but he would fit in nicely with BYU's offensive line.
ADRIAN HOLLOWAY - Holloway is a 6-1 speed wide receiver from GMC most BYU fans covet. Holloway was a little disappointing at first glance. BYU's defensive backs easily contained him.
Holloway may be a good player, but from what we saw today, he did not look like much of an upgrade at receiver than what BYU currently has now. Maybe he had a bad game or was not used to the altitude, but Holloway did not look like a player that would star for BYU's ailing WR corps from his performance today.
DEMETRIUS HODGES - Hodges is a 5-10, 180-pound cornerback who should warrant some attention. He has already verbally committed to Virginia Tech. He reportedly hasn't received much interest from BYU, but he may after today's performance. Hodges is a sophomore and consistently shut down his defensive assignment, showing good speed and excellent technique. At a glance, Hodges may be a better prospect for the Cougars than Holloway.
Georgia Military College won the 2001 National Junior College Football Championship.
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BYU's JV team beat 13th-ranked Georgia Military College (GMC) 17-7 today on a very cold day and field at Provo High School. The teams slugged it out most of the first half, but BYU began to dominate play after halftime as the altitude noticeably affected the GMC squad.