December 27, 2006John
John Beck’s had an outstanding year and will definitely be missed at quarterback next year. Originally the next quarterback was to be the
highly recruited traitor, Ben Olson. All of that aside, BYU is faced with filling the hole left by Ben’s departure.
Today, Snow College quarterback Cade Cooper said he has decided to attend BYU and has already enrolled in classes. “After talking to BYU coaches last week, I decided to do it,” he said. “I’ll pay my own way [this semester], but once a scholarship becomes available, they say it will be mine.”
He had received scholarship offers from Utah State, Utah, Arizona, Nebraska, Northern Arizona, Weber State and Troy, but says the “quarterback legacy at BYU, and the fact that it has always been my dream to play there,” caused him to stick with BYU, despite not having an immediate scholarship.
Cooper, a 6-foot-2, 205-pound left-hander who played high school football for Lehi and Timpview, completed 224 of 335 passes for 3,103 yards and 31 touchdowns in 2006, with just eight interceptions. His quarterback rating was 170.4.
It will be interesting to see how he makes the transition from junior college to BYU.
Arizona State transfer Max Hall and Idaho prep phenom Jacob Bower will be his biggest competition next year. Should be an interesting spring ball.
Thanks Jay Drew from the SLTribune for the info.