BYU dipped into Oklahoma for its latest commitment from Edmond North offensive tackle prospect Brad Wilcox. The 6-foot-7, 265-pound lineman had been favoring the Cougars for quite a while but decided to take the time to make sure as offers came in from Iowa State and Oregon State along with heavy interest from several others.
"I wanted to see what other options might be available, but after the looking at the offers from Iowa State and Oregon State, I realized that BYU was where I wanted to be all along," Wilcox said. "The others are good schools, but for me, BYU is the best fit." I am rock-solid in my commitment."
Several factors important to Wilcox played into the decision.
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"They have a great football program that either wins or competes for the conference championship every year and they are nationally ranked every year and go to bowl games," he said. "As a Mormon, I want to serve a two-year mission before playing college football and BYU was very supportive of that. Most of their players have also done that.
"BYU was the first to offer a scholarship after only one week of evaluation and showed that they really wanted me there. And going to an academic school and having BYU on my diploma will benefit me the rest of my life."
Wilcox heads to BYU coming off what he feels was a solid senior season that saw him improve as a player.
"We missed the playoffs by a missed field goal, but I felt like I had a solid season on the field. I got stronger and felt like my technique was really improved over my junior year. It was fun laying down the pancakes."