Getting to know BYU commit, Trevin Ostler (OT/DT, Class of 2022)

Trevin Ostler is a recent BYU football commit for the Class of 2022, making a verbal commitment on July 1, 2021. 

Trevin Ostler is a 6-foot-5 240 pound lineman that preps at Bountiful High School (Bountiful, Utah).  As a junior (in four games) he recorded eight tackles (three solo), two tackles for loss, one pass defended, and one forced fumble (MaxPreps).  He was named to the All-Region first-team.  He’s also a center for the basketball team.

As a sophomore he was named to the All-Region second team. Ostler has not yet been rated by 247Sports. He has seen recruiting interest from Oregon State, with scholarship offers coming from BYU and UNLV.  I caught up with Ostler to ask him about his recruiting.

BYU Insider: Why did you choose BYU?

Ostler:  I had my mind made up to commit to another school that was recruiting me at TE, but then during my visit to BYU coach Kalani talked about the Built for Life program that helps athletes after their time at BYU.  I love that he not only cares how you perform and carry yourself as an athlete, but as a man outside the uniform.  He told me that if I chose to come to BYU it will not be easy but that it would be worth it.  I’m all about effort and hard work, I like to be pushed outside my limits and I know I’ll get that support at BYU.  Plus, my 80-year-old grandpa (who is the biggest Cougar fan) may have had a little to do with my decision.

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

Ostler:  UNLV and Weber State

BYU Insider: What are some of your favorites?

Ostler:  Spicy food, Samoan food (my mother is Samoan), the Wedding Singer (movie), and all kinds of music, but mostly 80s and 90s R&B (thanks to my mom). I love learning about my Samoan heritage from my grandparents.

BYU Insider: What is one of your greatest accomplishment in sports?

Ostler:  Beating Woods Cross las year with no time left… it’s a rivalry game, so while that win doesn’t seem like a big deal, it meant a lot to us and it was a great game. 

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

Ostler:  My grandpa Sua always reminds us to remember whose name you carry now (Ostler) but all of your ancestors who built the foundation you firmly stand on and will continue to carry you through life.  My grandmother Tala follows with “Yeah, don’t do anything that will embarrass me!”

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

Ostler:  There isn’t any one player that I want to be like.  I just want to be the best version of myself, hoping to emulate different skill sets from different players.

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

Ostler:  I’m not an athlete defined by a star rating and I think for a lot of dedicated fans stars are important to buy into a recruited athlete.  I may have flown under-the-radar but I’m excited to prove myself on the field.  It is truly an enormous blessing to have been given this opportunity to not only represent my name, but the Y knowing that they both stand for so much more than just football.  Go Cougs!

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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.