At the beginning of his recruitment, Dylan Collie strongly considered charting his own path even though his father and two brothers played at BYU but as things continued the El Dorado Hills (Calif.) Oak Ridge wide receiver kept getting the feeling he was meant to play for the Cougars.
The 5-foot-11, 172-pound prospect who performed well at the recent Stanford NIKE Camp decided to commit to BYU on Monday.
"I felt this week after visiting with a bunch of different coaches I felt there would be more offers coming in whether it was this week or in the next couple but I felt most comfortable with the BYU coaches," Collie said. "They made it very clear how much they wanted me and how I could contribute to the team. It just felt right at the time.
"I'm open to seeing if there is anyone else interested and maybe even taking some visits just to explore but I feel like I'm meant to be in a Cougar uniform and carry on the tradition of my family."
That tradition is strong even though Collie figured early in his recruitment that he wanted to maybe go his own way.
Oregon and Washington are mainly showing interest and while Collie said he's open to exploring other options and maybe even taking some visits that BYU is the place for him right now.
"At the beginning of all this I wanted to do what I could to take a different path," Collie said. "I set aside the whole legacy thing and the last name and kept myself open to as many options as possible.
"I definitely wanted to see where I could mesh the best and contribute. A few things went down and in the end I said where am I going to be best and forget my pride and trying to do something different and decided I needed to be a Cougar."
Something to watch moving forward is Collie is close friends with Rocklin (Calif.) Whitney's Jake Rodrigues, one of the top West Coast quarterbacks. Oregon and Washington are two schools recruiting Rodrigues so if either lands him it might convince Collie to look around even more.