Quigley on the Radar

Bryce Quigley made the rounds this past spring to check out both Utah's and BYU's campuses up close and attend at least one spring practice session for both schools. He is receiving a lot of early recruiting attention and it's only bound to pick up for him as summer camps begin.

Bryce Quigley is a 6-foot-5-inch, 235-pound tight end/defensive end recruit from Granite Hills, California, which lies just to the east of San Diego. He plays on both sides of the ball, but tight end is the position where he's excelled most at and the position he's interested in playing at the next level.

"I like tight end and would want to play as a tight end, but if a school offers me and wants me as a defensive end, then I'd be more than fine with that," said Quigley. "I like BYU because they have such a great tight end tradition there."

As a tight end, Quigley caught 40 passes for 681 yards and five touchdowns last year. He has the big frame required to play tight end in college, which makes him attractive to potential suitors.

"Most of my attention has come from Utah and Fresno State," mentioned Quigley. "BYU has also recruited me a lot, but most recently it's been Utah and Fresno."

Quigley has yet to take an unofficial visit to Fresno State, but hopes to do so over the coming summer. As referred to earlier, he did visit both BYU and Utah over both teams' spring practice sessions with his parents and got to know both programs a lot better during the visits.

"I really liked BYU," said Quigley. "They have a great campus and great facilities. I also really like how they use their tight ends. Everyone knows about BYU for their great tight ends and it would be great to play tight end there."

Quigley also enjoyed his visit to Utah for much of the same reasons he enjoyed his visit to BYU.

"They have great facilities and a great campus as well," said Quigley about Utah. "Coach Whittingham took time out of their practice to come up and talk to me and my family for quite a bit, which I really appreciated. He's a great guy and a great coach."

Quigley's summer plans include the usual tours of camps, and he may take the opportunity to come back out to the Beehive State to camp at either BYU or Utah, although no definite plans have been made quite yet. One camp Quigley is sure to attend is the U100 camp in Los Angeles, which showcases the top 100 instate athletes.

"I qualified for the U100 and I'll definitely be going their in June," said Quigley. "I'm just hopeful to receive offers. I don't have any as of yet, but I'll strongly consider any school that offers me, obviously. I just want to play for a good academic school that has a good football program, just like anyone else. Hopefully I get that chance."

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