BYU Football: LB Isaac Matua will leave for LDS mission Fall 2018
Kearns High linebacker provides update on his mission plans
Could Matua be the next Fred Warner?
Two-star athlete from Kearns High in Utah Isaac Matua signed with the BYU football program during the first-ever early signing period in College Football history this past December.
Matua joined ESPN 960’s Cougar Sports with Ben Criddle to discuss why he chose the Cougars and also his updated mission plans.
Matua plans to leave for his LDS mission during the football season this fall in 2018.
With Matua leaving for an LDS mission this fall, BYU fans will not get to see this former quarterback, running back, linebacker, and do-it-all athlete until the 2021 season. The joys of BYU football recruiting, right?
BYU defensive coordinator Ilaisa Tuiaki said in December that Matua’s body reminds him of a young Fred Warner. Warner of course is headed to the NFL where he completed an excellent four-year career with the Cougars.
When Matua returns, he will likely compete for playing time in that same position Warner excelled at, the flash linebacker spot.
Listen to Matua’s entire interview on ESPN 960 below: