Getting to know new BYU commit, DB Jaylon Vickers (Class of 2018)

Jaylon Vickers is a 5-foot-10 180 pound defensive back who made a commitment over the weekend to play for the Cougars.  He will join the Class of 2018 as a preferred walk-on.

Vickers preps at East High School (Salt Lake City, Utah), where as a senior he had two receptions for 110 yards and two touchdowns, to go along with 89 tackles (62 solo), and EIGHT interceptions with one brought back for a touchdown.  He is a transfer from Bingham high school and also plays on the basketball team.

Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah High School: East
Class: 2018 HT/WT: 5’10”, 180 lbs.
Position: Cornerback, Safety 40 time: 4.52
Profiles: MaxPreps, HUDL Bench/Squat: 275/345 pounds
Twitter: @JaylonVickers Vertical:
Offer date: January 2018 Commit date: January 21, 2018

I caught up with Jaylon to ask him about his commitment…

BYU insider: Why did you choose BYU?
Vickers: Because I saw it was a great fit for me for the next 3-4 years, not only as a football player but as a student. Having a BYU degree is something. I also love the coaches and the plan they have for me as a player. It’s just up to me to fulfill my part! BYU is close to home so my parents, family, and friends can come watch me play. Those are moments you love… to just look up and see those that care about you and love and support you there to watch you play football

BYU insiderWhat else would you like Cougarfans to know about you?
Vickers:  That they are getting a winner and a guy that is going to compete and work his tail off every single day! You are going to get more than just a football player also, I want to inspire others and be the person people look up to on and off field. I can’t wait to get in that blue and white!

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