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BYU Football Fall Camp Countdown: Cornerbacks

TUCSON, AZ - SEPTEMBER 01: Wide receiver Shawn Poindexter #19 of the Arizona Wildcats makes a leaping catch over defensive back Chris Wilcox #32 of the Brigham Young Cougars during the second half of the college football game at Arizona Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Tucson, Arizona. The Cougars defeated the Wildcats 28-23. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

PROVO, Utah – The countdown to BYU football fall camp rolls on with the Cougar Tracks podcast.

Every day on the podcast a different position is sized up as the Cougars prepare for the 2019 football season.

The next position preview we’re looking at is the cornerbacks.  This is a position that has a nice blend of proven commodities along with young promising stars.

One of the big question marks with this position group heading into fall camp is whether or not Dayan Ghanwoloku will start ar corner or he will be at safety.  To answer that question would lead to another question, what’s the health status of senior Chris Wilcox?

If healthy, this cornerback unit looks to be one of the best crops of cornerbacks BYU has had since the 2012 season where the Cougars had a No. 3 defense nationally in college football.

Show notes for this episode of the Cougar Tracks Podcast.

(14:40):  Countdown to BYU Football Fall Camp: Cornerback Preview

(16:35):  BYU’s history at the cornerback position.

(17:32):  Chris Wilcox’s status and health heading into fall camp.

(19:36):  Dayan Ghanwoloku heads into his senior season and is one of the most versatile players in the BYU football program.


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(22:12):  D’Angelo Mandell is a candidate to be the most improved player for BYU in 2019.

(24:20):  Next in line:  Isaiah Herron and Keenan Ellis.

(26:35):  Newcomers joining the program: Eric Ellison and Dmitri Gallow.  High expectations for these two players coming into the BYU football program.

(28:55):  True freshman George Udo is an intriguing athlete to keep an eye on during the 2019 season.

(29:47):  Preferred Walk-Ons – Kimball Henstrom and Tevita Gagnier.

(30:17):  Final thoughts on the cornerbacks heading into camp.

Listen to the entire episode and preview of the cornerback position on the Cougar Tracks podcast below.

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Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for KSLsports.com and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12-3 pm) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.

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