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BYU football recruiting: Cougars get commitment from 2018 OT Connor Pay

Connor Pay out of Alpine, Utah is a big commit for BYU and brings the 2018 class total to two.

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Connor Pay a 6'5, 280-pound Offensive Lineman from Lone Peak has committed to BYU as part of the 2018 class. Connor is an upcoming high school junior and has already received offers from Utah and Utah State as well as strong interest from powerhouse schools like Stanford and Oregon.

It's rare for an athlete to commit this early in the process and he is not yet rated on Rivals, 247Sports or ESPN but make no mistake, this is a huge commit. Connor Pay has strong family ties to BYU as his father, Garry and uncle, Dennis both played football as lineman for BYU. Pay joins punter Sekope Lutu as the second commitment of the 2018 class.

Although Connor Pay cannot officially sign a national letter of intent until about 19 months from now, it is unlikely that he decommits from BYU to look elsewhere. The Deseret News asked him about his recruitment and this was his response:

"I get a feeling when I'm down at BYU that I don't get anywhere else. I go to other schools and I say to myself, 'This is cool and all, but it's not BYU.' I just love BYU. I just know that it's the place for me, and I don't get that feeling anywhere else."

Pay has plans to serve his mission prior to joining the BYU football program, immediately following high school.

Here are Pay's highlights from his sophomore year: