Getting to know BYU commit, 3-star WR/FS Cannon DeVries (Class of 2022)

Cannon DeVries is a BYU football commit for the Class of 2022, making a verbal commitment on March 30, 2021. 

DeVries is a 6-foot 165 pound athlete (WR/FS) that preps at Weber High School (Ogden, Utah).  As a junior he had 18 carries for 126 yards and a touchdown, 27 receptions for 534 yards (19.8 avg) and seven scores, returned four kickoffs for 176 yards and a score, and had 15 punt returns for 311 yards and one more touchdown. He also had 32 tackles (26 solo), seven interceptions, and handled kickoffs for Weber (MaxPreps).

DeVries was named to the All-Region and All-Area first teams, MaxPreps All-State second-team, first-team All-State as safety, and Utah’s Most Unheralded Player of the Year (HUDL). He was also the Region 1 defensive MVP and return specialist MVP. In track he placed fourth in the 100m (11.09) and fifth in the 200m (22.52) in the Region 1 championship (  And if that’s not enough for you, he also stars on the hardwood, averaging 12.7 points and 4.2 assists per game in 2021 for Weber and being named to the All-Region First-Team. 

As a sophomore DeVries had nine carries for 42 yards, 21 receptions for 407 yards and four touchdowns.  On defense he had 27 tackles (20 solo), one tackle for loss, four interceptions, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery. He returned two punts for 45 yards and a score. DeVries was named to the Utah prospects team, second-team all-region, and second team All-Area.  He runs a 4.47 forty and has a 30 inch vertical (HUDL).

DeVries is rated 3-stars by 247Sports who rate him as the no. 18 overall recruit from the state of Utah for the Class of 2022. He holds scholarship offers from Colorado and Weber State with interest from Dartmouth, Nevada, Oregon State, Southern Utah, UCLA, Utah, Virginia, and Yale.  He plans to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints after high school, so he’ll likely join the Cougs for the 2024 football season.

I caught up with DeVries to ask him about his recruiting.

BYU Insider: Why did you choose BYU?

DeVries:  It felt right.  Throughout the recruiting process I always told myself that I would choose a school that made me feel wanted and BYU was that school for me.  All the coaches on staff showed me how much they wanted me to be a Coug and that really won me over.

BYU Insider: What other schools were showing you love in the recruiting process?

DeVries:  Colorado, Weber State, Utah, UCLA, Virginia, Oregon State, and Nevada.

BYU Insider: What are some of your favorites?

DeVries:  Hunger Games, Transformers, country music, and Fruity Pebbles

BYU Insider: What is one of your greatest accomplishments?

DeVries:  Learning how to work hard… in school, in sports, in building relationships, and in making positive choices.

BYU Insider: Who is a current player that you seek to emulate on the field?

DeVries:  Tyreek Hill (WR, Kansas City Chiefs) and Eric Weddle (S, Utah Utes and 13 years in NFL)

BYU Insider: Is there anything else you’d like Cougarfans to know about you?

DeVries:  I can’t wait to be a Coug and ball out in front of the best fans in the nation.

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Tyler Christensen is a teacher, sports writer, speaker, and ultra-marathon runner. He is the founder of BYU Insider, D1 Recruiting, Virtual School Assembly, and After the Run. When he's not writing or speaking, he's spending time at home in southern Utah with his amazing wife and four children.