Jacksonville (Fla.) Bishop Kenny linebacker Bobby Wolford made his way to Provo, Utah to visit Brigham Young University and participate in their camp. The 6-foot-3, 228-pound defender made a good impression on Bronco Mendenhall and his staff during his time on campus.
"When we went to the camp, it went really well for me and I performed very well, which I could tell because they were showing me a lot of interest," Wolford said. "We toured the campus and I remember the coach telling me a few weeks ago when he visited that you have to see the campus for yourself to just experience it. I did, it is incredible. I also learned a lot about the school, their background, and the spiritual aspect of it. They have one of the top business schools in the country. After experiencing the campus and the spiritual factor of it, ultimately that is what led to my decision."
Wolford said that immediately upon receiving the offer, he was prepared to make his decision.
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"I talked to Coach (Bronco) Mendenhall personally and he told me they were offering me a scholarship and I took it on the spot," Wolford said. "I just feel it is the best school I can possibly go to."
Outside of the previous factors described by Wolford as being influential in his decision, he also attributed it to the relationship he had built with linebackers coach Paul Tidwell and other assistants.
"The coaching staff is fantastic," Wolford said. "They are going to work hard with you. I also like the fact that they don't belittle you or treat you harshly. I also like the way they have the football program going and they are really striving for a National Championship. It is definitely something I want to be a part of."
Wolford, who was receiving interest from numerous other programs and held offers from Harvard, Navy, and Princeton, said that he knows he has made the right decision.
"I am done with the process," Wolford said. "I know where I am going, I am going to BYU."
With his recruitment concluded, the talented linebacker plans to turn his focus towards having his brother, sophomore-to-be quarterback John Wolford, joining him at BYU>
"I am going to try to recruit John to go there with me too," Wolford said. "I would love to play with him in college."