Speedy receiver commits to BYU

First, the Cougars received a commitment from quarterback Billy Green on Monday. Then, they received a second commit that day after Coach Mendendall met with a fast wide receiver prospect.

Bingham High School wide receiver Hayden Weichers got up on Monday and decided that this was the day.

"I committed to Coach Mendenhall today," said Weichers. "I told him that I wanted to become a Cougar, so I committed. I went down there and had a meeting with Bronco and let him know that BYU is where I wanted to be."

The commitment fulfills a lifelong wish for Weichers.

"BYU is just where I've always wanted to go since I was little," Weichers said. "It's always been a dream for me to play there, so today I committed. I've always wanted to run out of the tunnel since I was a little kid. Now I'm going to be able to fulfill that dream."

Having a position coach like Ben Cahoon made the commitment to BYU all that much easier.

"I love Coach Cahoon and he's one of the big reasons why I've also decided to commit to BYU," Weichers said. "We have a great relationship going on there and he knows so much about playing the position and how to be a great wide receiver."

The knowledge that Coach Cahoon has of the receiver position was very evident to Weichers during the recruiting process.

"Whenever I ask Coach Cahoon a question, he always gives me a straight-up answer," Weichers said. "I would ask him, ‘What do I need to work on?' and he would tell me exactly what I needed to do. Most coaches would just kind of beat around the bush, but Coach Cahoon would know exactly what I would need to do. He just did a good job with recruiting me and I just like him a lot. He's always positive but he's also straight-up with you. I really appreciate him a lot."

Although Weichers grew up a BYU fan, he wanted to make sure that BYU was the right place for him. The decision to commit to Coach Mendenhall wasn't simply based on his lifelong fondness of BYU.

"I've definitely done some praying about it to know that this is the right decision to make," Weichers said. "I love Utah State and Coach Anderson to death. He's a great guy and a great coach, so I wanted to make sure the decision to commit to BYU was the right one. They've got a great staff up there, but I've been praying about it. I've been praying about it and woke up this morning and just felt like today was the day that I needed to commit to BYU."

One of the fastest receivers in the state of Utah, Weichers has a very competitive, but friendly, relationship with Dylan Collie.

"I'll be serving a mission first, so me and Dylan Collie will both go before we play," said Weichers. "I'm not sure exactly where the coaches are going to play me when I get back, but I'll be a receiver. It's going to be tough because defenses can't double-team both of us."

Weichers participated at the recent RT25 Camp. During the jugs machine drills, Collie came out and demonstrated his pass-catching abilities. The competitive nature between the two future teammates came out in a friendly competition.

"When I first got the offer, he told me congratulations," said Weichers with a chuckle in his voice. "When we're around each other we push each other and get really competitive. Like when I was at the RT25 Camp and he did the jugs machine and dropped one, I would tease him and make fun of him. Then he got back at me because he caught all the tennis balls and I dropped two of them. It's going to be great playing with him and we're going to be double trouble out there on the field."

The Bingham High School receiver is excited to show the world exactly what type of a receiver he can become at BYU.

"I just want to say I'm ready to make my day shine down there," said an excited Weichers. "I'm ready to make my goals of being an all-star down there at BYU."

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