BYU landed a legacy recruit in three-star tight end Isaac Rex.
Kalani Sitake was not kidding that they wanted to make the tight end position a priority in the new offense under Ty Detmer. BYU landed a commitment from 6-foot-4, 225-pound tight end Isaac Rex who is a three-star prospect — per Scout — out of San Clemente, California. Last season, Rex received all-state honors as a junior while primarily playing linebacker, but he is expected to stick to offense in college.
Rex is also the son of former BYU tight end Byron Rex who played with the Cougars in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and it is a good sign that Sitake is able to get a legacy prospect to commit to the Cougars.
Rex received an offer just about one month ago but did not make it official that he wanted to commit to BYU until Friday night when he was on campus and took the NIT game where BYU topped Virginia Tech.
Since preschool, I’ve dreamed of playing for BYU. I’m now committed to play football for Brigham Young University pic.twitter.com/Y3sfRJzqH2
— Isaac Rex (@Isaac_Rex1) March 19, 2016
In addition to playing both linebacker and tight end, Rex is also a forward on his high school basketball team which shows his athleticism. Right now only BYU had provided him an offer, but there are other schools interested in his services in Utah, Utah State and Oregon State.
Other offers could come his way once he starts attending more camps this summer, but with BYU getting in their first with an offer could end up being the reason why he will stay with his commitment and following his father to play football at BYU.
Here are his highlights.