PROVO — BYU will be in need of immediate cornerback help next season and to that end secured the commit of Davion Orphey from Santa Ana junior college in Calif. Orphey is a 6-foot-1, 185 cornerback prospect who had offers from Utah, Utah State, Boise State, and New Mexico among others.
Orphey took an official visit to BYU back in July and immediately took to the school’s atmosphere and football program.
“BYU is the kind of place you can go and keep your head straight,” said Orphey. “I loved the people and everything about the school. I felt comfortable right away and I was sort of expecting that the way coaches talked about the place.”
While on his visit Orphey forged a strong friendship with current BYU cornerback Jordan Johnson.
“Jordan isn’t LDS like (I’m not LDS), but told me how great BYU was and I really became good friends with him,” said Orphey. “We talked a lot after and I called him right after I committed to BYU and he was very happy about it.”
Orphey will be a strong candidate to replace Preston Hadley at the boundary corner position when he joins BYU’s team next season.
“It’s a great situation for me at BYU,” said Orphey. “I love the school, the atmosphere and I’ll have a chance to play early. It’s really everything I could want in a school and in a football program. I love the coaches there and I know it’s the best place for me.”