BlockU caught up with two of Utah's freshmen phenoms after their Monday practice: wide receiver Britain Covey and wide/receiver tight end Caleb Repp . Both were quiet against Cal, but each had two receiving touchdowns against Oregon in Eugene in Utah's 62-20 win over the Ducks.
Covey caused quite a stir back in January when he chose Utah over the hometown BYU Cougars, a school right down the road from Timpview HS (Provo, Utah) where Covey played in high school. In the interview, Covey talks about several reasons why he chose Utah. He also speaks very highly about his experience so far with the Utes. He confirmed that despite his early success on the football field, he remains committed to his decision to go on a mission and will leave likely in February or March. Because of his small size, Covey has been told he is not big enough to play certain positions, but he has used that to motivate himself.
Repp burst onto the scene out of nowhere against Oregon, recording two catches for two touchdowns. He was pegged to play defensive end coming into Utah but is instead playing as a wide receiver/tight end hybrid. He said that the coaches want him to add some weight. He is happy playing on offense and likes the coaches he has.