Hemet (Calif.) two way lineman Hamani Stevens took his 5th and final official visit this past weekend to BYU. The lineman said he had a very good trip and the Cougs are right there among the top three schools for Stevens.
Stevens, 6-3, 290 pounds has previously visited Colorado, Oregon, Arizona State and Michigan State. He has visited BYU previously on unofficial visits but learned a lot about the program this weekend.
"It was a real good trip and I was very comfortable there," Stevens said. "I already knew a lot about BYU since it's the church school and I've been there before. I just really like how straight forward and honest everyone is there.
"With other schools, it almost seems like they're trying to sell you something but BYU isn't like that. Coach Mendenhall isn't like that. He just puts it out there for you and basically says, this is who we are, here is what we can do for you, take it or leave it.
"There is no sales job or pressure tacticts and I like that a lot. BYU has a strong tradition and I would put them right there in my top three with Oregon and ASU right now.
"I have a lot of home visits coming up in the next week and then I should be ready to make my decision. I got a call from the new UCLA line coach, Coach Palcic earlier today and he's coming in for a home visit tomorrow night.
"He said he watched my film and likes me a lot and would love to coach me. UCLA is outside my top three right now but I still like them a lot. I love the location and I've heard a lot of good things about Coach Neuheisal so I'm definitely going to give them a hard look.
"Oregon will be over on Tuesday and BYU on Thursday. ASU will likely be coming over the following week but I haven't set up that one yet. I could commit at the SoCal Bowl (Jan. 26) but if I know before then, I'll go ahead and commit earlier."