Austin Hoyt can play tight end or defensive end and now the Jackson (Calif.) Argonaut standout is focused on the spring and summer camp circuit to pick up more interest and maybe even some offers.
The 6-foot-7, 230-pound prospect has already sent out junior season highlight tape and BYU and a few other schools have gotten involved. Hoyt's father, Seth, said the Cougars are definitely an option but there's a lot of time left over the next couple months to have other schools get in the mix.
"They had a coach, Kelly Poppinga, that visited his high school, spoke to his high school coach and stayed to watch one of his basketball games," Seth Hoyt said.
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"It is a school of interest. That's where I went to school so that's a school he's interested in. He's looking at schools in Utah, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and California."
BYU, Nevada, Stanford, Cal and Fresno State are some of the programs that interest Hoyt, who only had eight catches in his junior season but that's because Argonaut runs a wing-T offense. Playing defensive end is also a strong option. There is also a consideration to move to offensive tackle.
There are a few schools that interest Hoyt but his father said if others want to get involved they'd certainly be welcomed. The more options the better as Hoyt hits the road for camps and combines across the West.
"At this point those are kind of the schools he's focused on," Seth Hoyt said. "He picked about 15-20 schools to focus on where he sent film to and is sending information. If there were other schools that were interested in him he'd definitely consider other schools, too."
Over the next few months, Hoyt plans to attend some NIKE camps along with camps at BYU and Boise State and possibly trips to Stanford and Cal, too. Getting noticed over the next few months is crucial in his recruitment.
"That's a big priority," Seth Hoyt said. "He's a little bit of a late bloomer in that he played in sixth grade and then he went back to soccer and then he played as a freshman and then didn't get a whole lot of playing time until the end of the year.
"In his sophomore year it started to click and he started both ways and then this last year he started on varsity both ways."