Ben Criddle

Ben Criddle

Why Brayden Keim is poised to become BYU's next NFL tackle

Why Brayden Keim is poised to become BYU's next NFL tackle

Ben Criddle for KSL.com  |  Posted July 18 - 9:02 a.m.

Based on the pretext provided over the past two seasons, the 6-foot-9, 315-pound Alta High product should be set for marked improvement.
Ben Criddle: Is BYU athletics a missionary tool?

Ben Criddle: Is BYU athletics a missionary tool?

Ben Criddle for KSL.com  |  Posted June 27 - 6:31 p.m.

It's a tale as old as time for most BYU fans — an age-old question discussed amongst many within Cougar Nation: Is BYU athletics a missionary tool?
BYU football: How Fesi Sitake sold a 4-star wide receiver on BYU

BYU football: How Fesi Sitake sold a 4-star wide receiver on BYU

Ben Criddle for KSL.com  |  Posted June 22 - 9:02 a.m.

BYU has made notable strides recently in recruiting and developing NFL-quality receivers, and top recruits are beginning to notice.
BYU basketball: Why 4-star guard Elijah Crawford may exceed his lofty expectation

BYU basketball: Why 4-star guard Elijah Crawford may exceed his lofty expectation

Ben Criddle for KSL.com  |  Posted June 10 - 3:19 p.m.

Not all stats are created equal, though the numbers put up by recent BYU commitment Elijah Crawford for prestigious Brewster Academy largely speak for themselves.
BYU football: Sitake's influence plays big in securing top defensive line recruit's commitment

BYU football: Sitake's influence plays big in securing top defensive line recruit's commitment

Ben Criddle for KSL.com  |  Posted May 27 - 12:06 p.m.

BYU coach Kalani Sitake's strengths as a recruiter are obvious to anyone who has engaged with him for even a small amount of time.
BYU football: Why 3-star RB Cale Breslin is a perfect fit for the Cougars

BYU football: Why 3-star RB Cale Breslin is a perfect fit for the Cougars

Ben Criddle for KSL.com  |  Posted May 20 - 1:40 p.m.

Recruiting ties are forged in a variety ways, and a somewhat casual social media interaction blossomed into BYU securing a promising running back recruit as part of its 2025 signing class.
BYU football: Who will be the starters along the offensive line in 2024?

BYU football: Who will be the starters along the offensive line in 2024?

Ben Criddle for KSL.com  |  Posted May 17 - 10:28 a.m.

Leausa's path to BYU isn't typical, but now that he's set to arrive at Provo, he couldn't be more grateful for the challenges he's met and for the possibilities in front of him.
Ben Criddle: Why Chris Burgess left his alma mater for BYU

Ben Criddle: Why Chris Burgess left his alma mater for BYU

Ben Criddle for KSL.com  |  Posted May 9 - 1:05 p.m.

Chris Burgess outlined three primary reasons why he chose BYU, all of which played pivotal in making his decision.
Ben Criddle: BYU basketball's most valuable addition may not be who you think

Ben Criddle: BYU basketball's most valuable addition may not be who you think

Ben Criddle for KSL.com  |  Posted May 6 - 10:55 a.m.

After a very brief, albeit immensely impactful introduction, Brandon Dunson forged a strong connection with Kevin Young immediately.
The transfer portal story of Marcus Adams Jr. is different than others in college sports

The transfer portal story of Marcus Adams Jr. is different than others in college sports

Ben Criddle for KSL.com  |  Posted May 1 - 1:48 p.m.

Marcus Adams is keenly aware of all the noise around his transfer, and has unfortunately been privy to a lot of the talk regarding his circumstance.
How Kevin Young secured the commitment of 4-star prospect Brody Kozlowski

How Kevin Young secured the commitment of 4-star prospect Brody Kozlowski

Ben Criddle for KSL.com  |  Posted April 30 - 9:02 a.m.

Kevin Young reached out to Kozlowski almost immediately following his press conference, laying out more specifics regarding his methods of development.
Former BYU QB Kedon Slovis' NFL draft stock rising, but will his name be called?

Former BYU QB Kedon Slovis' NFL draft stock rising, but will his name be called?

Ben Criddle for KSL.com  |  Posted April 24 - 10:27 a.m.

Kedon Slovis may have a legitimate shot at finding himself a spot on an NFL roster following his up-and-down collegiate career.
BYU football: The free safety position is up for grabs

BYU football: The free safety position is up for grabs

Ben Criddle for KSL.com  |  Posted April 23 - 6:23 p.m.

The free safety position at BYU presents one of the more interesting position battles for this coming season.
BYU men's basketball's Collin Chandler: 4-star talent and 4-star expectations

BYU men's basketball's Collin Chandler: 4-star talent and 4-star expectations

Ben Criddle for KSL.com  |  Posted April 11 - 9:03 a.m.

As Mark Pope and his staff scour the transfer portal landscape for the best potential additions to the BYU basketball team, it serves as a reminder that perhaps the best addition is coming to Provo.
Jake Retzlaff vs. Gerry Bohanon: Breaking down BYU's quarterback competition

Jake Retzlaff vs. Gerry Bohanon: Breaking down BYU's quarterback competition

Ben Criddle for KSL.com  |  Posted March 29 - 9:02 a.m.

Signs of how the BYU football quarterback competition will ultimately unfold are being provided as Kalani Sitake's team heads into the final stretch of its spring practice session.
A look at the BYU standouts so far during spring football practices

A look at the BYU standouts so far during spring football practices

Ben Criddle for KSL.com  |  Posted March 16 - 12:12 p.m.

BYU is approaching the midway point of its spring practice session, with several players asserting themselves as potential impact players this coming season.
What does BYU football tight end depth chart look like in spring?

What does BYU football tight end depth chart look like in spring?

Ben Criddle for KSL.com  |  Posted March 13 - 1:03 p.m.

BYU football's new tight ends coach Kevin Gilbride has his work cut out this spring, but is encouraged by the initial glimpse provided by the array of personnel he has to work with.
BYU football: Top Cougar recruit Ryner Swanson showing equal to his hype

BYU football: Top Cougar recruit Ryner Swanson showing equal to his hype

Ben Criddle for KSL.com  |  Posted March 7 - 10:32 a.m.

Big things are expected from a team's biggest recruits; and after just a couple of days of practices, BYU's top offensive recruit of the 2024 recruiting class is already warranting plenty of attention.
Ben Criddle: Cornerbacks is one of the more intriguing position groups

Ben Criddle: Cornerbacks is one of the more intriguing position groups

Ben Criddle for KSL.com  |  Posted March 4 - 1:07 p.m.

Most eyes will be focused on the quarterback position, and deservedly so, but other position groups have much to sort out between now and the opening game of the 2024 season.
Does Jeff Grimes think Gerry Bohanon will be QB1 at BYU?

Does Jeff Grimes think Gerry Bohanon will be QB1 at BYU?

Ben Criddle for KSL.com  |  Posted March 2 - 11:18 a.m.

Gerry Bohanon's assertive nature grabbed hold of Jeff Grimes almost immediately.