Football: Quarterback recruit Taysom Hill leaves for BYU

April 8, 2011, 5:16 p.m.

Quarterback Taysom Hill, a member of the Cardinal football program’s 2009 recruiting class, will not enroll at Stanford upon the completion of his two-year Mormon mission in December. He will instead head to Provo, Utah, where he will play for Bronco Mendenhall’s BYU Cougars.

Hill, a dual-threat athlete and the top recruit in Idaho in his year, threw for 2,239 yards and rushed for another 1,491 in his senior season. He signed a letter of intent to play for Stanford, and the school has kept a scholarship open for him since. But a change in heart led him to BYU, a school operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, with whom he is doing his mission in Sydney, Australia.

“He is a fantastic football player and an outstanding individual, and we look forward to having him join our program in January,” Mendenhall said in a release.

Hill will enroll at BYU in January, 2012.

The Cardinal football office could not be reached for immediate comment.


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