JUCO Transfer Roman Rashada commits to BYU football


Just one week after making an official visit to BYU, Diablo Valley Junior College transferred committed Roman Rashada to BYU. Roman is a versatile defensive back who has held various positions in the Diablo Valley defensive field. He has three years to play two, meaning he has two years of eligibility left and one redshirt year remaining.

Listed at 6’1″, 190 pounds, Rashada held competing offers from Washington, Colorado State and Hampton. He was also drafted by Oregon, Boise State, and Miami was pushing for him. come on an official visit.

BYU has already signed several defensive backs who will join the program in time for fall camp. However, BYU staff still found a place for Rashada. This testifies to the evaluation that the staff have of him. Historically, BYU only brings JUCO transfers if it feels they can contribute immediately.

Rashada could play in various positions for the Cougars like he did in the JUCO ranks. In this author’s opinion, security seems to be the best landing point. Rashada is an excellent full-field tackler and he can line up in multiple coverage positions.

Roman’s recruitment

Washington was the first to offer Rashada an offer in December. A few weeks later, he received an offer from BYU after a home visit with Jernaro Gilford and Ilaisa Tuiaki. He also received an offer from the State of Colorado before signing day.

Roman only had time to make official visits to Washington and Oregon before signing day, so he declined to sign a letter of intent in February. Rashada maintained contact with BYU staff and once the recruitment dead period was over, he made his official visit to BYU.

During his official visit, Roman spent over an hour with Coach Gilford breaking down the film and talking about life outside of football. Roman was blown away by his time in Provo, and it was enough for him to commit to the Cougars instead of making two more official visits.

The Rashada family

From left to right: Harlen Rashada, Jaden Rashada, Roman Rashada

From left to right: Harlen Rashada, Jaden Rashada, Roman Rashada

From left to right: Harlen Rashada, Roman Rashada, Jaden Rashada

From left to right: Harlen Rashada, Roman Rashada, Jaden Rashada

Roman’s official visit was unique because he was able to bring his brothers with him to Provo. His brother Harlen Rashada also plays at Diablo Valley College as an OLB/SS/EDGE hybrid. His younger brother Jaden Rashada is a five-star quarterback in 2023 with 30 FBS offers. Jaden named a top 10 from Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, Auburn, Oklahoma, Oregon, Oregon State, Penn State, UCLA and Washington on Christmas Day. During the visit, Jaden received an offer from BYU.

Now with Roman on board, it’s worth following the recruitments of his two brothers. Jaden has previously teased the idea of ​​performing with his older brother on social media.

BYU has a lot of catching up to do in recruiting Jaden, but bringing him to campus and getting his older brother on board is a good start.

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