Defensive lineman JonRyheem Peoples is candid about why he sought and received a release from BYU: head coach Bronco Mendenhall set goals, and he wasn't able to meet them.
Peoples hails from Rigby, Idaho, where he was ranked as the No. 4 in-state prospect by Scout.com.
He redshirted in 2013, coming to BYU at 360 pounds after having been billed around 300 in high school.
Peoples told The Tribune by phone Wednesday night that Mendenhall and he came to an agreement: He had to trim down to 310 with 25 percent body fat, and he had to maintain a B average. If he didn't, he wouldn't have a scholarship in fall 2014. Peoples said he's currently 332 with 30 percent body fat, and he's just shy of the GPA mark, so Mendenhall pulled his financial aid.