PF Payton Dastrup Decommits from Ohio State to Sign with BYU

By Mike Young on November 13, 2013 at 12:56 pm

Less than a week after committing to play basketball for Thad Matta and Ohio State, Mesa (Ariz.) Mountain View power forward Payton Dastrup has decommitted from Ohio State to attend BYU.

Dastrup, who would have been a member of the 2016 class following a two-year Mormon mission, ultimately decided to go with his heart.

“I just felt more comfortable with BYU,” Dastrup told “After I did commit, two days following I wasn’t miserable, but there was something missing. That’s why I changed.”

“I grew up following BYU sports as a young kid,” the 6-foot-10, 230-pound big man added.” I wanted to play football, but when football fell through I had hopes and aspirations of playing basketball there.”

And the search for another big man continues.

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