It’s been in the works for months now, but offensive lineman Harris LaChance is officially a BYU Cougar after being committed to Utah State before his mission. Dick Harmon first reported the news, and has covered the Lachance recruitment for awhile now:
Harris LaChance, a 6-foot-7 O-lineman from Herriman who signed with USU before a mission is officially admitted to BYU and anxious to play. His NFL idol is JJ Watts. Believes will compete for a starting role. Says Utah offered a week ago.— Dick Harmon (@Harmonwrites) December 8, 2017
The 6’7” lineman from Herriman high school (Utah) was a member of Utah State’s 2015 signing class before immediately leaving on a LDS mission. After returning home this past summer, Lachance re-opened his commitment after Utah State notified him that he would have to delay his scholarship until winter semester, according to Dick Harmon.
LaChance committed to BYU months ago, but wasn’t officially admitted into BYU until recently. According to the Harmon tweet, Utah was still courting him up until a week ago with a scholarship offer.
LaChance was a defensive lineman in high school, but has since put on weight and is expected to play offensive tackle at BYU.
LaChance will be learning a new position, but his big frame and athleticism (he was also a basketball and rugby player in high school) means that he could be a productive starter at offensive tackle down the road in his BYU career.
LaChance’s high school highlights can be viewed below.