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Provo • When a scholarship offer — albeit one that will be delayed for six months — came from BYU football coaches on Tuesday afternoon, Lone Peak High defensive back and receiver Micah Hannemann didn't hesitate for a minute.

"I committed on the spot," said the 6-foot-1, 185-pound star, who will be a senior this fall at the school in northern Utah County.

Cougar coaches told Hannemann they will most likely be out of scholarships for defensive backs for the fall of 2012, so Hannemann will "gray-shirt" that fall. That means he will take a limited number of classes, and attend team meetings, but can't practice with the team.

He will sign a financial aid agreement in 2013 will probably play for the Cougars that year before going on a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he said.

"I've always dreamed of going to BYU, ever since I was a little kid," he said.

Hannemann's older brother, Jacob, signed with BYU in 2010 but is currently on a church mission.

Micah Hannemann said he got his first offer, from Southern Utah, at the All-Poly Camp last weekend. He attended a camp at Utah on Monday, and believes the Utes were close to extending an offer.

Utah coaches talked to him about playing receiver for them, but Hannemann says BYU will likely use him as a free safety or boundary corner.

"I am excited," he said. "I've wanted this [offer from BYU] for a long time."

Hannemann figures he had 50 tackles and five interceptions for Lone Peak last fall as a defensive back. As a lightly used receiver, he caught one touchdown pass. He was a first-team All-Region and honorable mention All-State selection.

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