Three-Star WR Brayden Cosper Commits to BYU

Following his standout camp performance at BYU earlier this week, South Jordan (Utah) Bingham three-star wideout Brayden Cosper has committed to the Cougars and discusses his decision with Scout.com...

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Brayden Cosper is staying home.

The three-star wide receiver from South Jordan (Utah) Bingham announced his commitment to nearby BYU on Wednesday afternoon, just a day after picking up the scholarship offer following his camp performance and meeting with the coaching staff on campus.

Cosper becomes the latest example of the recruiting momentum the Cougars have built in recent weeks, giving BYU its sixth commitment of the month.

"It was awesome to get the offer and competing at their camp was just great," Cosper told Scout.com. "It was cool to talk to the coaches and being able to get to know those guys over the last couple weeks. It was also great afterward to be able to sit with coach Kalani (Sitake). We talked for about an hour about BYU and how it would be a great fit for me. It was really good to be able to talk with him. He's an unbelievable coach and an unbelievable guy.

"I'm just really excited to get going up there."

The 6-foot-4, 200-pound Cosper was a matchup nightmare for defensive backs at All Poly Camp last week, skying over many for acrobatic catches and proving to be a real force in the red zone. He might still have room to grow physically and that could lead to a position switch down the road, but for now Cosper said he is thrilled to join the Cougars' recruiting class as a wideout.

"If I end up gaining 30 pounds, then I'll obviously have to be open to moving to linebacker or tight end, but first and foremost I'm a wideout," Cosper said. "I'm really excited and that's the position I want to play. If I do end up switching spots, it doesn't matter. I just want to be up there with the program.

"It's the best situation for me personally. There is a lot of opportunity and it's close to home, so my family could be involved and come up to the games. Academically the school is prestigious and I just feel like it's a no-brainer for me."

Brayden Cosper and his father with BYU coaches

Cosper, the No. 1-rated receiver in the state of Utah, became the 17th prospect to join BYU's 2018 recruiting class and the second at his position to go along with Jaren Mitchell.

"Coach Sitake and the whole staff are incredible; you'll never hear a bad thing about any of those guys," Cosper said. "Now this year with Tanner Mangum starting, I think coach (Ty) Detmer might open up the offense a little bit. Mangum can sling it around and that could be another great opportunity for BYU to put more guys out on the field and get opportunities to play, so that could be big."

Though he is a member of the LDS church, Cosper said he has yet to make a final decision on taking his two-year service mission immediately out of high school.

"It's still up in the air but I'm leaning toward no right now," Cosper said. "The scholarship is for right now and planned out for the fall of 2018."


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