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Interview: BYU Football’s JuCo WR Commit Jonah Trinnaman

By Josh Cann

Jonah Trinnaman is a star WR from Snow College. He’s 5’11, 186 lbs. He was recently clocked at a high 4.3 (at the place he works out in Orem) an elite 40 time.

Out of high school he was offered by Utah St. but he ultimately decided the JuCo route was the way to go. Outside of BYU, he currently has offers from Utah, Oregon St., and Hawaii. With expected offers from Arizona St. and Washington, “coming very soon” he said.

He is currently firmly committed to BYU. He’s expected to make an immediate impact at WR, with the losses of key contributors Mitch Matthews, Terren Houk, and Devon Blackmon.

I had the chance to interview him, and ask him what he liked about BYU and why he committed to the Cougars.

“I grew up a BYU fan, I love BYU, my family loves BYU, I think it’s a good fit for me. They don’t only focus on football, they focus on how good of a person you are off the field, the church, etc. I want to play in front of people I know, where family and friends can come to all the games. Most schools just care about how good I am at football, BYU cares about how I am off the field as well, I like that.” Trinnaman said.

Jonah has some connections to the team, particularly Erik Takenaka who he played with at Snow, Ryker Matthews who played high school football where Jonah played at American Fork, Trey Dye, who Jonah grew up with before he (Trey) moved to Texas, and Jordan Preator, whom Jonah currently lives with his younger brother at Snow.

“I played with Takenaka last year at Snow, I love Takenaka, it’ll be fun to play with him again.” Trinnamann said.

At 5’11, many have wondered if he’ll play outside or be a slot receiver, with the traditional towers BYU has had on the outside in recent years.

“At BYU they told me I’d play outside. The U told me I’d play slot to replace Covey, but most teams that recruited me feel like I’m a deep threat.” Trinnaman said.

Jonah will have 3 years to play 2 at BYU, so there’s an option of a redshirt, if needed. He was recruited by Coach Holliday, whom he said he loves.

“My goals are to come in, work hard, and try to earn the starting position. I’m going to help out at slot or outside WR, mostly outside, and help the team win games.” Trinnaman said.

One guy Jonah said he most resembles of a current college or NFL player, is Sammy Watkins. He stated he’s not the same build, but that he’s an explosive guy, is utilized in the screen passing game, and is effective with the deep ball.

Jonah highlighted in the past, BYU has been known for wanting recruits to puruse them, but he said in his case, BYU came after him. Stating that BYU offered long before Utah did, and he’s remained firm on BYU ever since.

He really like BYU’s schedule this coming season and beyond.

“People say stuff about Pac 12 ball, but with BYU’s schedule I feels like it’s big boy football, it’s close to the same schedule wise, and I’ll be on ESPN week in and week out.” Trinnaman said.

He’s going to take his official visit to BYU the first week in January, same time 3 star BYU wide receiver recruit Zach Farrar from Texas is looking to visit (according to Terrell Williams.)

BYU fans have a lot to be excited about in Jonah Trinnaman. BYU won’t be rebuilding at WR, rather reloading, and Jonah could be one big reason why.

“I think I can make an impact on the field, they’re losing a lot of WR’s, so I feel like I can slide right in and make a difference.”


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