Carter Wheat is a 6-foot-4 225 pound tight end and outside linebacker who announced his intent to play for the Cougars on Tuesday (Class of 2019).
â€” Carter Wheat (@CarterWheat) June 13, 2018
Wheat preps at Red Mountain High School (Mesa, AZ), where as a junior he had 14 receptions for 263 yards (18.8 avg) and two touchdowns.Â His father is a BYU and NFL alumnus. Wheat is rated 3-stars by 247 Sports, and is not yet rated by Rivals or ESPN. He has seen recruiting interest from Arizona, Arizona State, BYU, Northern Arizona, and Princeton.
|Hometown:||Mesa, Arizona||High School:||Red Mountain|
|Class:||2019||HT/WT:||6â€™4â€ť, 225 lbs.|
|Position:||Tight End||40 time:|
|Offer date:||June 12, 2018||Commit date:||June 13, 2018|
|Rivals:||(2.0 / 5)|
|247:||(0.0 / 5)|
|Sports:||(3.0 / 5)|
|ESPN:||(2.0 / 5)|
|Average:||(1.8 / 5)|
I caught up with Wheat to ask about his recruitment:
BYU Insider:Â Why did you choose BYU?
Wheat: I fell in love with BYU and the coaching staff as soon as I met them all, they are all amazing people that have treated me amazingly.
BYU Insider: Why do you feel BYU is a good fit for you?
Wheat: Itâ€™s a perfect fit for me because of the way coach Grimes likes to use his tight ends.
BYU Insider: What are some of your favorites?
Wheat: Cocoa Pebbles, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and all berries.Â I love music and even make my ownâ€”I play the piano and the drums.
BYU Insider: Anything else you want Cougarfans to know?
Wheat: Iâ€™m so excited to be a cougar!
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