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"The moment the Brandon Davies thing hit the media, one of our associate athletic directors received a check from a woman who was not a member of the LDS faith, but saw the integrity being upheld and said she wanted to support this," [offensive coordinator Brandon] Doman said. "From that moment on, we've been receiving phone calls from moms and dads saying they wanted us to recruit their son because they want him in that environment. The volume of that hasn't been like that prior to this year."
BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall said that non-LDS athletes from around the country, who share the school's values, are indeed putting the Cougars on their lists of potential destinations.
"With the Brandon Davies story in basketball, it's been interesting to see how well-educated they are (about BYU) already. They are seeking us because of that story. They want those standards for their kids. It's helpful because they're not questioning, asking why (does BYU) have (those standards). They've already identified 'that's how we live, that's how we want our son to be raised.'"