Getting to know new BYU commit, LB Sean Persson (Class of 2022)

Sean Persson announced his commitment with BYU (Class of 2022) on national signing day (February 2, 2022), as reported on Twitter:

Persson is a 6-foot-6 205-pound wide receiver and cornerback that preps at Maple Mountain High School (Spanish Fork, Utah), where as a senior he had 36 receptions for 590 yards (16.4 avg) and five touchdowns, 29 tackles (18 solo) with two passes defended, four blocked punts, one forced fumble, 0.5 sacks, and three interceptions.  He also punted 40 times for 1395 yards (MaxPreps).

Persson was named to the All-Region 9 first-team (Deseret News) and was an All-Valley honorable mention (Daily Herald). He runs a 4.65 forty and has a 32.5-inch vertical (HUDL). Persson also plays for the Maple Mountain basketball team. He plans to serve an LDS mission and join the Cougars for the 2024 football season.

I caught up with Persson to ask him about his recruiting.

BYU Insider: Why did you choose BYU?
Persson:  It’s been my dream since I was two.  It’s where I need to be… I feel like I can come in and showcase what I can really do when given the opportunity.

BYU Insider: What other schools were showing you love in the recruiting process?
Persson:  Utah State

BYU Insider: What are some of your favorites?
Persson:  Remember the Titans and Lucky Charms

BYU Insider: Who is a current player that you seek to emulate on the field?
Persson:  I was recruited to BYU as a linebacker and I hope to model my game after former BYU greats Fred Warner (49ers) and Kyle Van Noy (Patriots).

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