BYU Not Done with Pine View

BYU received a big commitment from James Lark of Pine View High School in St. George, Utah shortly after BYU's summer football camp concluded. Lark may only be the first of multiple Pine View prospects to head north to Provo, however. Carter Mees may be another Panther on the Cougar short list.

Carter Mees is the son of former BYU punter Mike Mees and is being looked at closely by BYU as a safety after a very good performance at BYU's camp. "I loved being there for a week," said Mees. "I've been to Provo before, but I've never been able to see BYU so much and I really loved it. I'd love to play there with James [Lark.]"

Mees is a 6'0", 185-pound defensive back prospect who will play both safety and wide receiver for the Pine View Panthers this fall. On offense, Mees will be on the receiving end of passes from arguably the best quarterback in the state in James Lark. "It's a great situation for me playing with James," said Mees. "I moved to Saint George shortly before last season from Wyoming where I played quarterback for a very small school, so I really want to perform this year and hopefully things will work out."

There has been getting a steady stream of letters for Mees from BYU, Oregon and Utah State, but no offers as yet. He recognizes that it is mostly due to colleges not being familiar with him. "I played for a very small school at a position I'll not play in college and have only one year playing defensive back and wide receiver," he said. "So all I can do is make the most of my final year and hopefully I'll get an offer."

Mees had a very good season last year especially on the defensive side where he picked off nine passes and had close to 100 tackles while earning all-state honors.

BYU quarterback commit James Lark may be Mees' biggest advocate. "Carter is an awesome player," said Lark. "He'll probably be my number one receiver this coming year and I have a ton of confidence in him. He makes me and everyone else on our team a better player."

Although he plays both positions for Pine View, Mees likes defense most and that is where he is most likely to play at the next level. "I love to hit," he said. "I like running and catching the ball, scoring touchdowns and all that, but I'm definitely a defensive-minded player. I love to hit."

Mees ran a 4.60 forty at BYU's camp. He is LDS and has definite mission plans.

TBS will keep close tabs on Mees throughout the year.

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