Dec 21, 2013; Eugene, OR, USA; Brigham Young Cougars head coach Dave Rose watches the game from the sideline against the Oregon Ducks at Matthew Knight Arena. Mandatory Credit: Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

BYU Adds Two Key Walk-On's to 2014-2015 Roster

There were many times during the 2013-2014 season that it appeared the BYU Cougars did not appear to have enough depth to compete with tougher competition. The Cougars only went about 10 deep, and foul trouble became an issue at several points.

The Cougars have already added two missionaries, two transfers and two freshman to the fold. On top of that, today it was confirmed that Jake Toolson – who planned on serving a mission before playing at BYU but he was unable to – and Corbin Kaufusi – who planned on playing football for the Cougars this upcoming season – will walk-on to the team. This season, the Cougars have 16 players that will potentially fight for spots in the rotation with the additions of Toolson and Kaufusi, a stark difference from the depth on last season’s roster.

In the tweet above, Benjamin Criddle from 1280 the Zone reported that Kaufusi, the brother of current BYU football player and former member of the men’s basketball team Bronson Kaufusi, will join the team as a walk-on. By reports, Kaufusi is about 6-foot-9 and has been working out with the team in the summer, and allegedly emerging as one of the teams most dominant big men.

A few BYU twitter personalities had some interesting thoughts on Kaufusi joining the roster

Today it was also confirmed that Jake Toolson, a three-star recruit from Gilbert, Ariz., will walk-on to the BYU roster for 2014-2015. The highly acclaimed shooter from the Grand Canyon State was supposed to serve an LDS mission and join the BYU roster in 2016-2017 as a scholarship player, but he will pay his way for his first season.

This is big news for the Cougars, who have a plethora of weapons in their arsenal for the upcoming season. Pundits have raved and eulogized Gonzaga this offseason for their acquisitions, but the Cougars are making moves of their own that should turn heads around the conference. Whether they are enough to take down Gonzaga is up for debate, however.

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