Kyle Van Noy may have signed his letter of intent to play at BYU on Wednesday, but the highly recruited won't be able to join the team until January 2010.
Van Noy was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol last weekend and will have to sit out his first season as punishment from BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall.
Mendenhall gave Van Noy the chance to withdraw his committment, but said Van Noy still wants to play for BYU.
Van Noy made the following statement to totalbluesports.com:
"I've matured so much that I consider myself a man now. When a man makes a mistake he should own up to it and hold his head up high until the day he dies. It doesn't matter how many times you get knocked down, it's how many times you get up. That's what I'm doing. I knocked down myself, but now it's time for me to do what's right and get back up. I'm going to get back up and go all the way to the top no matter what it takes. Even if I have to sit out or grayshirt my first year, I'll eventually be at the top."
Van Noy and three others from McQueen's state championship team signed their letters of intent on Wednesday.