Getting to know new BYU Baseball/Football commit, 3-Star WR Koa Eldredge (Class of 2020)

Koa Eldredge is the most recent commitment to the BYU football and baseball programs (Class of 2020), announcing his commitment last week via Twitter:

Eldredge preps at Punahou High School (Honolulu, HI), where as a junior he had 42 receptions for 758 yards (18 ypc) and 10 touchdowns.  He was offered a BYU baseball scholarship in early spring and a football scholarship was offered a few weeks later.

Eldredge is rated 3-stars by 247Sports. He holds scholarship offers from BYU and Navy in football and BYU and Kansas in baseball.  He has seen recruiting interest from Air Force, Army, Columbia, Dartmouth, and Hawaii.  He is the 14th commitment in BYU’s football Class of 2020. Eldredge will also play for BYU’s baseball team as an outfielder and pitcher.  His father, David Eldredge, played for BYU’s baseball team from 1980-83 and was later an assistant coach for BYU.

Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii High School: Punahou
Class: 2020 HT/WT: 6’0”, 185 lbs.
Position: Wide Receiver 40 time: 4.55
Profiles: MaxPreps, HUDL Bench/Squat: 245/365 pounds
Twitter: @KoaEldredge Commit date: August 1, 2019

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

BYU Insider: Why did you choose BYU?

Eldredge:  Through the decision process, I decided that BYU was where I needed to be because what they were offering me was far more than any other school could. For me, being able to play both sports, go to a school with high academics, and be able to grow spiritually was why BYU stood out. I knew no matter how many or what offers I received after, no other school could give me what BYU can. I have huge trust and respect for the both coaching staffs and knew that I wanted to play for these type coaches. Also, I feel like I fit into the offensive scheme and have the resources there to be the best player I can be. For baseball, I’ll be able to pitch and play OF.

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

Eldredge:  I was offered early by Navy for football, and was shown interest by Army, Air Force, Hawaii, and Some Ivy League Schools. For baseball, I was offered by Kansas and BYU.

BYU Insider: What are some of your favorites?

Eldredge:  My favorite movie has got to be Remember the Titans or The Sandlot. For music, I have a variety of favorite artists and genres. In Rap, J Cole is my favorite. In Island Reggae, Common Kings and The Green are my favorite.

BYU Insider: What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

Eldredge:  The best advice I’ve ever received had to be from my father. My father always tells me to, “Walk Softly and Carry a big stick.” This means to be humble in everything I do, keep my head down and work as hard as I can. It reminds me to be that big-time player that makes big time plays, and then show nothing but humility and respect after.

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