After watching teammates Dallas Lloyd commit to Stanford and Bryce Walker commit to Utah State, three-star tight end Bryan Sampson of Pleasant Grove, Utah, knew it was his turn. The 6-foot-5, 210-pounder decided to not venture too far to play his football.
"I committed to BYU last night," Sampson, who also had offers from Idaho State, Utah State and heavy interest from Cal, Nebraska, Stanford and Utah. "I love the coaches and it's close to home. I found the right school, and I'm sticking to it."
Sampson said he earned the BYU offer after a strong showing at the recent BYU Junior Day camp. It was at the camp where Sampson proved to the BYU coaches he's one of the nation's best tight ends.
"They plan on me being a tight end, and I think they are the best college for tight ends," he said. "The way they use them is incredible."
The Cougars also this week received a commitment from 2011 prospect Baker Pritchard of South Jordan (Utah) Bingham. The 6-foot-3, 250-pounder plays linebacker for Bingham but will play defensive line for the Cougars.