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Tyler Batty commits to BYU football over in-state rivals for the 2017 class

The Cougars grab a defensive end out of their own backyard for 2017

Southern Utah v BYU Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images

Tyler Batty out of Payson High School committed to BYU football Thursday evening and will become a member of the 2017 class. Kalani Sitake and company have got some work to do when it comes to this upcoming class but Tyler seems to be a step in the right direction.

Batty is no slouch standing at 6’ 5” and 235 pounds but is still able to run the 40 in 4.78 seconds. He is a 2 star recruit according to most recruiting sites and held offers from Utah, Utah State, Air Force and Hawaii.

The film shows Tyler as a force to be reckoned with as there are several plays of him just absolutely abusing opposing lineman. He lines up on the right and the left and still plays effectively. His elusiveness and ability to read a play as it develops certainly shows on film.

Tyler also played Tight End at Payson High but was recruited as a defensive end.

According to Ryan Macdonald of Deseret News, Tyler had this to say about his commitment to BYU:

“I just decided BYU. It’s family; it’s hometown; it’s good football, and like I said, the coaching staff had a huge role there just because I feel like they really are good guys, and BYU is a good program.”

Considering that he was recruited by other D-1 programs, him citing the coaching staff as a big reason is a good sign for BYU football.

Check out Tyler Batty’s HUDL highlight video from his senior year.