BYU Regains Commitment From American Fork LB Bodie Schoonover On Signing Day

Feb 5, 2020, 8:18 AM | Updated: 8:24 am

American Fork's Bodie Schoonover completes a pass and gets tackled by Herriman's Ngana Leakehe duri...

American Fork's Bodie Schoonover completes a pass and gets tackled by Herriman's Ngana Leakehe during a football game at Herriman High School in Herriman on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)

(Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)

AMERICAN FORK, Utah – It’s not often you see a recruit decommit from a school and still end up signing with that program. But that’s the case with American Fork High School linebacker Bodie Schoonover who signed with BYU on Signing Day.

Back in December, Schoonover decommitted from the Cougars in Kalani Sitake’s office after what was an emotional experience, but he still kept BYU in the mix for his recruitment along with the UCLA Bruins who were the biggest threat to pulling Schoonover away from BYU.

But in the end, Schoonover signed with the team that believed in him before anyone else did by signing with BYU.

Schoonover had originally committed to BYU back in June of 2018 moments after Kalani Sitake extended an offer at a BYU football camp. At that time, Schoonover had yet to play in any varsity games at American Fork. Then Schoonover’s recruitment started to take off with Power 5 programs such as UCLA, Utah, and Nebraska extending offers.

In his senior season, Schoonover suffered a season-ending injury that kept him sidelined the entire year. Which in all likelihood probably prevented more Power 5 programs from offering Schoonover who many believe has his best years of football ahead of him when he plays in college football.

Schoonover plans to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints before enrolling at BYU.

Signee: Bodie Schoonover

Height, Weight: 6-4, 210 pounds

Position: Outside Linebacker

Hometown: American Fork, Utah

School: American Fork High School

Commitment Date: 2/5/2020 (Previously: 6/16/2018)

Enrollment: 2022 season after serving a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Top Offers: UCLA, Nebraska, Utah

247Sports Composite Star Ranking: Three-star recruit

247Sports State of Utah Ranking: No. 8

All-Star Game: Polynesian Bowl

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

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BYU Regains Commitment From American Fork LB Bodie Schoonover On Signing Day