September 18, 2013
BYU Coaches were in Texas last weekend and found someone worthy of an offer
The BYU offensive line has been a roller coaster for the first few weeks of the 2013 season. One of the areas of concern has been the snaps from the center to quarterback. Seeing the importance of the position BYU has offered Texas native Tejan Koroma.
"They said that they really needed a center that could play early and I was really hoping that would be me," said Koroma, a 6-foot, 255-pound center from Allen, TX. BYU has been in conversation with BYU ever since his sophomore when then, the coaches were coaching a Sr. WR at Allen named Andrew Rodriguez who is now playing at the University of Houston.
Koroma definitely had interest and was aware of the school being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saint. Because of his faith he speaks with many former BYU alumni at his local congregation. "I really like that it is a great football school and that it is strong in academics. Everyone who I have talked to that went to BYU loves it there," said Koroma.
With the bye week Coach Tujague and Coach Holliday made a trip to Texas to watch Allen play Richardson in which Allen dominated to move to 3-0. They must have seen enough from Koroma to offer 4 days later. Koroma was very excited about the offer, when asked what he knows and likes about BYU, he had this to say. "They beat Texas and put over 500 yards rushing on them, and they are independent and have a good schedule and that they recently just won a bowl game
"Before the game everyone was saying that Texas was going to kill BYU, this and that. But BYU man; ended shuttin them up."
Koroma wants to talk with his family and continue to ponder the offers that he has been given. Currently he holds a 3.75 GPA and is undecided on what he wants to major in.
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