Puka didn’t trip to BYU, yet, considered them. Half the fans on CB expect to be considered because he’s LDS or Polynesian. All LDS elite athletes have this CB/BYU fan expectation that’s automatic... it has nothing to do honor code why they (or others) don’t come, but that’s the excuse that we like to believe. And what’s sad is, fans start bashing these kids when they don’t choose BYU. Which is really embarrassing... I doubt ND fans expect every catholic kid to go there like BYU fans do with LDS athletes. But we have that about our LDS athletes because a high percentage of them respect the church enough to put them with their top choices.
Bottom line, BYU get consideration from the LDS elites because of the church, obviously. Others schools don’t get that, and that advantage alone is better than a lot of school, including some P5s.