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Brayden Kearsley, a 6-foot-5, 280-pound offensive lineman from Aloha High School in Oregon, verbally committed to play football at BYU in 2013. Like so many high-profile high school athletes nowadays, Kearsley made his announcement today during a ceremony in his high school's gym.
While Kearsley had offers from numerous other programs, BYU's main competition was Oregon State. After verbally committing to BYU very early in the process, Kearsley began to show signs of doubt. Within days of accepting the job as BYU's offensive coordinator, Robert Anae made Kearsley a priority. Anae met with Brayden in his home in Oregon, and by all accounts shored up the commitment then.
Kearsley's commitment won't be official until he signs his letter of intent (NLI) on February 6th. Kearsley is expected to compete for a starting position on the offensive line in fall camp.