New BYU coach Kevin Young gets his first recruit: A four-star out of Corner Canyon

Brody Kozlowski reopened his recruitment after USC changed coaches and decided he wanted to stay home.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Brody Kozlowski (15) of Corner Canyon competes in the 5 For Fight National Hoopfest Utah County tournament at Pleasant Grove High School on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022.

Brody Kozlowski may not have picked BYU the first time around. But two coaching changes later, he is headed to Provo.

The four-star recruit out of Corner Canyon reversed his USC commitment and will sign with BYU, he announced on social media Monday.

Kozlowski’s recruitment reopened last month after USC coach Andy Enfield left to become SMU’s head coach.

The high school senior considered BYU before he signed with USC. He was recruited by then-BYU coach Mark Pope.

When Pope left for Kentucky in early April, Kozlowski was contacted by new BYU head coach Kevin Young, who came in touting different credentials and is focusing his pitch on bringing NBA talent to Provo.

Kozlowski is Young’s first recruit at BYU. The local product has strong ties to the university, including his mother Kristen Kozlowski, a former BYU basketball player herself who now works for BYUtv.

Young still has more work to do. Point guard Dallin Hall and shooting guard Richie Saunders are still in the transfer portal. Saunders was on a visit to Kentucky with Pope on Monday.

Young also has to fill out a coaching staff. That is already in progress and could start to officially form early this week.