BYU Early Favorite for Arizona Prep Standout

Having just completed his sophomore year of high school, Josh Weeks has already garnered a lot of attention and was a First-Team All-State performer. While most schools have yet to vie for his attention, BYU is very familiar with him and his potential. TBS caught up with Weeks to learn more about him and his early recruitment.

Josh Weeks is a 6-foot-4-inch, 190-pound wide receiver prospect from Show Low High School, which lies in the northeast corner of Arizona. He just completed his sophomore year and was named a First-Team All-State performer for the Arizona prep 3A level.

Given his size and speed combination, Weeks towered over his opponents and caught 47 passes for 1,223 yards and 15 touchdowns last season. On film he shows very good speed and athleticism to go well with his superior size, and that should get a lot of potential recruiters looking his way.

So far the only school to show interest in Weeks is BYU after he visited their summer camp this past year.

"I spoke a lot with Coach Higgins and with Coach Tidwell," he said. "BYU is really the only school I've had contact with so far, since I went to their camp. I feel that I did well there and I'm anxious to go back there this coming summer."

It's no secret to those that follow BYU recruiting intently that the coaching staff is interested in tall receivers. Most of the receivers BYU has signed since Bronco Mendenhall became head coach have stood in at well over 6 feet in height and, at 6 feet 4 inches, it's no wonder that Weeks caught the eye of the Cougar coaching staff.

Weeks plans to spend a lot of time in Provo attending BYU's Nike camp. That camp will lead into the official BYU team camp, which he'll also attend for at least one week. BYU is his early favorite for a lot of reasons, including his LDS faith.

"We're a family that watches all of the BYU games, we're all fans and we've been watching them ever since I can remember," he noted. "I'd say that BYU is my favorite school for sure right now, although I like some other schools too."

Weeks is also a very good all-around athlete, as he also stars on the both the hardwood and the track. In fact, he finished fifth in the 400 meters at state finals.

"I run the 200 meters and I'm not sure about my best time there, but I did run a best 50.5 seconds in the 400," he said. "I run a low 4.6 in the forty, so I definitely want to get a bit faster and will work on that this coming year."

Weeks has mission plans and will turn 19 the September after he graduates, so he may opt to serve his mission straight out of high school. For right now he's concentrating on track and this coming summer, when he hopes to learn more from the BYU coaching staff and get his name out there.

"I really liked going to their camp last year and I'm excited to go back and participate in their camp again with the Nike camp," he mentioned. "I'm excited to go out there and work on improving while working with Coach Higgins again and all the other coaches."


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