Dylan Collie to continue family legacy at BYU

Dylan Collie, the younger brother of Austin and Zac Collie, committed to Cougar coaches Monday night. In doing so, he hopes to continue the Collie family tradition of hard work and exceptional play from the moment he officially joins the program.

Dylan Collie is a 5-foot-10-inch, 176-pound wide receiver prospect from Oak Ridge High School just outside of Sacramento. He played both receiver and safety for his team last season, and caught 43 passes for 548 yards and eight touchdowns.

In being the younger brother of Austin and Zac, he's basically grown up around the BYU football program. Since he was just six years old, he's been hanging around the program.

"I know everyone at BYU, and I've known them for a very long time," he said. "At the end of the day, after thinking of everything, it was a question of ‘Why not commit to BYU?' I didn't have a good answer to that question, so I decided to commit to them earlier tonight."

Dylan had been receiving a lot of attention from just about every Pac-12 school out there, with several schools looking close to offering him. Had he run the camp circuit this coming summer, other offers may have come his way, but at the end of the day, none of those schools held as much for him as BYU.

"I love BYU and everything about BYU," he said. "I love the coaches, the environment, the players there. It was the perfect place for my dad and for my brothers, and it will be the perfect place for me as well."

Collie will enter the program during the 2012 season, and then leave for his mission. During that one year, he hopes to compete with the same amount of hard work and intensity made famous by his brothers.

"I understand what the name ‘Collie' means to BYU fans," he said. "I know that fans know that the name goes with hard work and exceptional play, and I plan on continuing upon that legacy. I don't have the size either of my brothers did, but I bring other important aspects that will help me to compete on a high level. I'm a very complete receiver. I have very strong hands, and I just know how to play and how to get open."

He's obviously taken vigorous notes from his father and both his brothers on how to play as an effective wide receiver. He also credits another person, who he's really grown fond of over the past couple of summers.

"I've been working out with Coach Cahoon for the past few summers," he said. "I was thrilled when he was named as BYU's receivers coach. It made it really perfect for me, having him there. I loved working out with him, and can't wait to work out with him as my position coach."

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