New Player Committ S. Beo: From someone who knows the Player & Program
Disclaimer: I personally know Beo's father who coaches an immediate family member's AAU team. I played at the same college as his Dad & a rival HS of Stevens. His Dad was a below average athlete but had Jimmer range and did not miss...no exaggeration you had to pick him up at half court. His Dad started at wing on a junior college championship team with true white man up's. His Dad is NOT LDS but supportive of his wife and Steven was baptized but to put it in perspective he goes to a HS with a large mormon population with release time seminary and none of them prob know he is LDS. The fact that he decided to go to BYU blows me away.
Steven is very similar to products we've seen recently coming out of Lone Peak...Very very Smart player & was raised on the court, above avg athleticism, he can dunk easily & can score better than anyone we've seen recently including Tyler in HS. Richland HS is a top rated program in Washington State's largest division always having between 2500-3000 students. Washington's 4A is FAR more competitive due to sheer number of large Washington schools than Utah 5a. I played in both, have watched both and the top schools compare but its just so much deeper due to population its hard to compare. And Richland HS year in and year out is ranked in the state and makes a deep run. This is not Payson HS their gym seats 5k. I've played there when its sold out and trust me it rivals anything in the WCC outside the MC as far as numbers. Below is a clip from a seattle times article ranking RHS's gym number 4 out of the 350 Washington HS gyms.
"Art Dawald Gymnasium seats more than 5,000 and is billed as the largest high-school gym in the state. In the glory days of Bombers basketball in the 1960s and 1970s, fans started lining up at 3 p.m. to make sure they got seats for a big night game."
http://www.bluerudderleadership.com/#!steven-beo/coi0 - Here is his recruiting link to see what he has done at the big time level. He may not end up a great player or ever pan out but for those knocking the signing don't follow BYU's pool of recruits as well as they could. And here is hoping that going to BYU gets him a testimony of the church his mom had him baptized into and who knows maybe even goes on a mission.