Cody Hagen is the most recent commitment to the BYU football program (Class of 2022), announcing his commitment September 30th via Twitter:
I want to thank all my coaches, family, trainers, and especially the BYU staff for believing in me before anyone else. With that being said… I am 100% Committed!! #GoCougs 👀 👀 pic.twitter.com/cHG7QVwABz— Cody Hagen (@_codyhagen_) September 30, 2021
Hagen is a 6-foot-1 180 pound wide receiver that preps at Corner Canyon High School (Draper, Utah), where as a senior he has helped Corner Canyon to a no. 14 national ranking. In eight games Hagen has 52 receptions for 1055 yards (20.3 avg) and ten touchdowns (MaxPreps). Hagen is currently ranked no. 2 in the state of Utah in receiving yards (1055) and yards per game (131.9), no. 8 in total receptions (52), and no. 7 in receiving touchdowns (10).
As a junior (2020) Hagen had 55 receptions for 1184 yards (21.5 avg) and 18 touchdowns. He was named to the MaxPreps All-American second team (MaxPreps), was first-team All-State (Deseret News), and was a National Junior Scholar (The Prototyp). As a sophomore (2019) he had 57 receptions for 939 yards and ten touchdowns, with one two-point conversion. And as a freshman Hagen played in two varsity games, rushing five times for 25 yards.
In his prep career (so far), Hagen has 164 receptions for 3,178 receiving yards for 38 touchdowns. His 3,178 receiving yards rank no. 8 all-time for the state of Utah. His 38 touchdowns rank no. 9 all-time in the state. Hagen will likely climb those rankings by the end of the season and could finish top 5 in both categories.
In track Hagen runs a 10.52 100 meter and 21.15 200 meter, winning the Utah State title in both events (Athletic.net), breaking the Utah 100m record, and being named the 6A track MVP. In 2020 he won track titles in the 100, 200, 4×100 (also breaking the Utah record), and 4×200. He runs a 4.34 forty meter and has a 34-inch vertical leap. He’s also a 4.0 student (no. 1 in his class), an eagle scout, and part of the ‘Especially for Athletes’ organization.
Hagen is rated 4-stars (0.8889) by 247Sports, who rank him as the no. 6 overall prospect in Utah for the class of 2022, and the no. 40 wide receiver nationally. He holds scholarship offers from Air Force, Arizona, Army, Brown, BYU, Colorado State, Dartmouth, Florida Atlantic, Harvard, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, Oregon State, Penn, Princeton, Stanford, USC, Utah, Utah State, Vanderbilt, Yale, and Washington State. Hagen plans to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints right out of high school, so he would join the Cougs for the 2024 season.
I caught up with Hagen to ask him about his recruiting.
BYU Insider: Why did you choose BYU?
Hagen: I felt a great connection with the coaches and believe the offense is great for receivers.
BYU Insider: What other schools were showing you love in the recruiting process?
Hagen: Mainly Stanford, Utah, Michigan, USC, Oregon, and Arizona
BYU Insider: What are some of your favorites?
Hagen: I like hip hop and R&B music, and Reese’s Puffs
BYU Insider: What is one of your greatest accomplishment in sports?
Hagen: Winning five state titles: three in football and two in track.
BYU Insider: What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
Hagen: To always give it 100% because effort is one of the few things you can always control.
BYU Insider: Who is a current player that you seek to emulate on the field?
Hagen: Chris Godwin (wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers)