BYU Football Recruiting Spotlight: Beau Tanner (Class of 2016)

tanner_beau_150pxBeau Tanner is a 6-foot-0 188 pound wide receiver who will join the BYU football team this fall as part of the Class of 2016.  Tanner was recruited by BYU out of Shadow Mountain High School back in 2013, but was signed by Kentucky.  Unfortunately, in a ruling that was later reversed he was declared ineligible for a D1 scholarship out of high school.

Tanner prepped at Shadow Mountain High School, where as a junior he had 30 receptions for 485 yards (16.2 ave) and four touchdowns.   As a senior in 2012 he had 41 receptions for 1,056 yards and 13 touchdowns.  He was named to the All-Region, All-Phoenix, All-Division, and All-State teams.  Tanner was not rated by Rivals, Scout, or ESPN, but held scholarship offers from Kentucky, Texas Tech, UCLA, and USU. He was also recruited by BYU and Cal.

Tanner played at Scottsdale Community College in 2013, where he had 23 receptions for 401 yards (17.4 ave) and four touchdowns.  He also returned ten kicks for 204 yards (20.4 ave).  He served an LDS mission in the El Salvador and Salt Lake City East missions.  At BYU he currently has four years to play three seasons, but BYU may appeal to get him a fourth year due to his status mix-up out of High School.

Hometown: Gilbert, Arizona High School: Shadow Mountain
Class: 2016 HT/WT: 6’0”, 188 lbs.
Position: Wide Receiver 40 time: 4.43
Profiles: MaxPreps, HUDL Bench Press: 245 lbs.
Twitter: @beautanner8 Vertical: 32 inches
Rivals:2 Stars (2 / 5)
Scout:2 Stars (2 / 5)
ESPN:2 Stars (2 / 5)
Average:2 Stars (2 / 5)
Offers: BYU, Kentucky, Texas Tech, UCLA, USU

Beau Tanner is a recruit for the BYU Class of 2016.  For a comprehensive list of all of BYU’s c/o ’16 recruits and commitments click here. If you have any additional information or insight about this recruit, please include it in the comment section below.

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  • Kenton Gidewall

    I love his ability to break tackles as well as making people miss. But that has to win the award for “Weirdest Music in a Highlight Film”. 🙂