The BYU football program earlier this year got a big commitment from an Arizona prep quarterback, and Wednesday it got a tight end from Arizona to be his target.
Carter Wheat of Mesa Red Mountain, the son of former BYU lineman Warren Wheat, committed to the Cougars on Wednesday, according to the Arizona Republic. BYU first offered him a scholarship on Tuesday.
Warren Wheat was an offensive lineman for BYU from 1985-88. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams and played three seasons with the Seattle Seahawks.
Carter Wheat is 6-foot-4 and 228 pounds. He was one of the participants in a BYU football camp this past weekend.
“BYU has been hot on him for a long time,” Warren Wheat told the Arizona Republic. “They wanted to get him up to their camp. He had a couple of good days in camp and he got offered (Tuesday). They said they were probably going to sign just one tight end from the 2019 class.
Wheat had 14 catches for 263 yards and two touchdowns last season for Mesa Red Mountain. BYU received a commitment from Chandler (Ariz.) quarterback Jacob Conover on Mother’s Day.