Once BYU offered Rhett Sandlin it was not a difficult decision at all for the Sandy (Utah) Alta prospect to commit to the Cougars since he always liked them most.
"I committed last October because it was always the school I wanted to go to," Sandlin said last weekend at the Mission Viejo Kickoff Classic. "When they offered me I just jumped on it. That's what I was looking for.
"My mom went there and I had family that went there and I've just always liked it. Ever since I was little I went to all their games and stuff."
Now the only question is where will Sandlin play in college?
He has moved back and forth between safety and linebacker throughout his career at Alta and he was at outside linebacker in Saturday's game against Los Angeles Crenshaw. Alta won, 45-14.
Either position is fine with Sandlin, a 6-foot-3, 190-pound three-star prospect, since he's comfortable at both spots and sees positive aspects of playing both safety and linebacker. Wherever BYU wants him, he said, he'll be fine with it.
"I started as a sophomore and I played all safety and then last year I played safety and I moved up a little bit but I put on a lot of weight and they moved me up to linebacker," Sandlin said.
"When I was little I played linebacker and my freshman year I played linebacker so I kind of knew how to play it. They're both fun. At safety I can come flying up unblocked and make plays and at linebacker it's a little more different but it's still fun."
Sandlin attended Stanford's junior day and has been to events at Utah but after his commitment to BYU last October he said no other schools are being considered. The only official visit he plans before National Signing Day is with the Cougars.
Rivals.com rates Sandlin No. 49 at safety in the 2012 class.