San Clemente (CA) TE Isaac Rex said that he's ready to carry on the Rex family legacy at BYU and play as a Cougar

Coming in at around 6-4, 225-pounds, San Clemente High School tight end Isaac Rex signed his National Letter of Intent with BYU. Rex received interest from colleges such as UCLA, Utah, Utah State, and Oregon State. However, today he signed with BYU and gives his thoughts on why he chose to do so.

His father, Byron Rex, caught passes from Heisman Trophy winner and current BYU offensive coordinator Ty Detmer. Now Isaac Rex will be playing in Detmer’s offense following in his father’s footsteps. It’s been a lifelong dream for Isaac Rex to play at BYU.

“I want to sign because it’s been a lifelong dream of mine to play there and to carry on the Rex name at BYU,” Rex told

From the time when he was little boy wearing a BYU helmet on his head and posing for pictures today when he signed a piece of paper allowing him to actually do that now as a grown man, Isaac Rex has wanted to play at BYU for a long time. He is close to all the coaches on staff and is looking forward to the BYU experience.

“The BYU coaches are like friends to me,” he said. “They are relatable and have a great knowledge for the game. They also have a lot of experience. Coach Detmer is down to earth and has a great football mind. He’s very humble and also very funny. His offense is a pro-style offense so it’s a great fit for big, physical tight ends like myself.”

One aspect about BYU that Rex is looking forward to is making memories and lifelong friends and teammates while playing football in Provo.

“I’m looking forward to meeting new friends and gaining a good education while playing football at BYU,” Rex said.

What makes BYU special to Isaac Rex is not only that he grew up cheering for the Cougars or that his father once wore the white and blue. It’s the spiritual aspect that can be felt in across the campus halls and within the classrooms at BYU.

“What makes BYU special is the Spirit that’s on BYU’s campus,” Rex said. “It is unlike any other school. Being around people with the same standards as me is truly a blessing.”

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