It’s time for BYU fans to meet the name Emmanuel Waller
BYU doesn’t recruit the state of Alabama very often. Provo is a long way from Yellowhammer State (it’s a bird, I had to look it up too) and it’s not often that BYU can bring some of the incredible talent from the south to Utah. But that will change in the class of 2023. It’s time for BYU fans to meet the name Emmanuel Waller.
Waller prepares for Chelsea High School in Chelsea, AL. He is currently holding an offer from the State of Mississippi and the UAB. He also hears from schools like West Virginia, Indiana, Vanderbilt, and Mizzou. He visited Alabama unofficially last week. Waller’s recruiting status will continue to grow over the next few months, and for good reason.
Waller stands at 6-4 and 240 pounds. He’s a defensive lineman monster who has an edge on the best of them. He’s strong, he’s explosive outside the scrimmage line, and he’s a great tackle. He is excellent in length and uses his torso for both his pass rush skills and his ability to fill in gaps in running play. The potential is clearly there and therefore it is already getting the attention of schools in the SEC.
You can add BYU to the list of schools interested in Waller. The Cougars have been in contact with Waller for several weeks and hope to get him to campus soon. Waller and his family booked plane tickets to Salt Lake City last week and will be in Provo to play the Cougars’ big game against Boise State. This is the first time that the BYU coaching team has the opportunity to speak to Waller in person. Provided things go well, an offer could be in sight soon.
“I don’t know much about BYU, but from what I’ve heard it’s a very great school, “Waller told Cougar Sports Insider.” In terms of education, I’ve heard a lot of good things about it. The football program is on the rise! They have done very well over the past few years and it seems like a great program to be part of. “
The football aspect of BYU isn’t the only thing that intrigues him as it is attracting more and more attention. Waller is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the environment that BYU offers is obviously different from what other schools that recruit him can offer. He’s excited about the chance to come to Provo next week and see this area up close.
“I’ve been a member all my life. That was one of the reasons I reached out to them. I know they don’t usually recruit my area, but just talking to people in the church and my family made me feel like if it was a good idea, “he said. “I’m not sure if appealing is the right word, but I’ve thought about it a long time and now I have a chance to leave and I’m looking forward to it.”
He’s coming to Provo at a great time. The Cougars will likely be in the top 10 in the country, playing on national television in front of a packed LaVell Edwards Stadium for a local rivalry game on Saturday afternoon. Between the environment BYU will provide and their upcoming move to the Big 12 Conference, this is a great opportunity for the Cougars to profoundly influence Waller early in his recruiting process.