2015 BYU Football Recruiting: Box Elder's Riley Burt Commits to the Cougars

Russ Isabella-US PRESSWIRE

BYU adds a versatile athlete to its 2015 class with Riley Burt's commitment to the Cougars.

From Little Valley to Happy Valley, Riley Burt became the latest 2015 recruit to verbally commit to BYU on Monday night. Burt plays both running back and defensive back for Box Elder High School in Brigham City, Utah, about 100 miles north of Provo.

Burt has great size at 6'2" and 195 pounds, with a frame that looks like it can easily put on more weight. The coaching staff is not allowed to mention recruits' names, but Geoff Martzen and Nick Howell were both enthusiastic on Twitter about the same time that Burt announced his decision.

As a running back Burt has a good vision of the field and follows his blockers well, with a great burst of speed to edge past defenders. He is also very capable of gaining extra yardage after absorbing contact, sometimes bowling defenders over. The running back stable is very strong at BYU for several years to come, which would work well for Burt if he chooses to serve an LDS mission. He also plays in the defensive backfield and could possibly see playing time sooner on that side of the ball. He is relatively new to defense, but shows promise there as well. He has a great ability to defend passes, as well as shed blockers to make a play.

Burt is a player who could legitimately play more than one position on each side of the ball. His commitment to play for BYU is a great pick up for the Cougars.

Check out Burt's Hudl video below.

>

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Vanquish The Foe

You must be a member of Vanquish The Foe to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Vanquish The Foe. You should read them.

Join Vanquish The Foe

You must be a member of Vanquish The Foe to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Vanquish The Foe. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker