Jaylon Vickers on His Decision to Return to BYU Football
You can watch the second half of my interview with Jaylon Vickers here:
Jaylon Vickers played his freshman season at BYU before deciding to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Vickers arrived at BYU as a preferred walk-on who was relatively new to the game of football - Vickers played two years of football in high school.
Vickers was serving in New York City when COVID-19 shutdown New York, all missionaries were sent home. Now engaged, Vickers wanted to put his future family first when deciding where he would finish his college football career:
"Utah State had the degree that my future wife wanted so I figured that I should look into it because I'm about family and I always think that you should put family first. I thought she could go to school there and I could also play the sport I love."
Then the BYU staff reached out and made their pitch to Vickers:
"The BYU coaches reached out to me and pitched me more as a player than a person. It made me feel welcomed and it made me feel that that they loved me, beyond the game of football."
It was also news to Vickers that BYU had switched to a 4-2-5 scheme on his mission - a scheme that better matches his skillset. Vickers will enroll in January and participate in Spring practices.
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