Timo has Options
Adam Timo
Adam Timo
TBS Managing Editor
Posted May 6, 2008


Cougar commit Adam Timo is an athlete of many talents. Having already set the Utah state prep record for the high jump at 7 feet 2 inches, Timo aimed to surpass that mark this past weekend at the Utah state track finals. Seeing that he’s approaching world-class status in the high jump, Timo’s options out of high school aren’t limited to football.

“My mom definitely wants me to keep doing the high jump and possibly go to the Olympics,” commented Adam Timo. “My mom wants me to do everything.”

Timo committed to sign a letter of intent to play football for BYU almost a full year ago on the heels of a season which saw the Snow Canyon running back run for more than 1,600 yards in somewhat limited action. His resume includes a 310-yard rushing performance in a single game, which in no doubt went a long way in garnering his early offer from BYU.

“I’m still committed to BYU,” said Timo. “I was able to see a bit of their practices when I had track meets up in Provo. I wanted to see more, but I’ll have that chance in the future.”

Since his commitment, Timo followed up with another high-yardage year on the gridiron before turning toward track competition and the high jump. He also competed in the 100 and 200 meters, as well as the long jump, for Snow Canyon this past year.

“My best time in the 100 is 11.1 seconds,” related Timo. “My big thing is the high jump though. I really wanted to break my record this weekend, but wasn’t able to do it, which was disappointing.”

Timo attempted a high jump of 7 feet 3 inches this past weekend, but just came a bit short, and his record of 7 feet 2 inches will have to stand for now.

“I was so close to making that jump,” said Timo. “I barely clipped the bar as I went over. I was disappointed, yeah, but we’ll try again next year I guess.”

Interest in Timo from other programs hasn’t stopped because of his early commitment to BYU. The record-setting prospect is receiving a steady stream of letters from some of the top programs in the country.

“I get letters all the time from Alabama, Stanford, Washington, Utah and some others,” said Timo. “It’s nice to hear from other schools, but I’m committed to BYU.”

Timo’s summer plans include attending some team functions, but he doesn’t have any certain plans for specific camps.

“I’d like to go up to BYU’s camp for sure,” said Timo. “I don’t know if I’ll be able to do it yet, but we’ll have to see how it goes.”

Timo is excited to join the team he committed to last summer, and felt a great vibe from the team as he watched them practice this past spring.

“I love being up there at BYU,” said Timo. “Like I said, I wish I could have gone to more practices and talked to coaches more. I really like Coach Reynolds and all the other coaches up there. I liked watching practices too since you can feel the energy from those practices.”


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