In a meeting held at his home in Coppell, Texas, class of 2015 running back Charles West pledged a verbal commitment to BYU, according to reports from Total Blue Sports on Twitter.
West is a three-star recruit on 247 Sports' composite and reported yesterday on Twitter his final three choices were BYU, SMU, and San Diego State -- having just visited SMU three days ago. The 5-foot-9, 182-pound West also held an offer from Arkansas and was picking up steam with Texas A&M. Other offers to West were from Texas Tech, Nevada, and Arkansas State.
No matter the star ranking, West is an athlete BYU seems to rarely get. Reportedly clocked with a 40 time of 4.45 seconds, West racked up more than 1,400 rushing yards as a senior for the Coppell Cowboys. He could make a difference immediately.
Joining West from Coppell is his Cowboys teammate Scott Huntsman, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound linebacker who reportedly ran the second-fastest 40 time on the team, behind West, at 4.51. Huntsman is not rated, but attended camp at Arkansas with West and held offers from Purdue, Air Force, Toledo, New Mexico, and Louisiana-Monroe. Huntsman has committed to BYU as a preferred walk-on.