BYU added another piece to its 2019 recruiting class with the commitment of 2019 QB/Athlete Blake Freeland. Freeland committed to the Cougars Wednesday night via his twitter account:
The junior to be is a big (literally) recruit. Standing at 6’8” 240 lbs, the soon-to-be junior has a cannon for an arm. Freeland has an effortless release and can make just about any throw on the football field. Being only 16 years old, he may grow even more before he steps onto BYU’s campus.
Freeland’s big frame may allow to him to play other positions while at BYU. According to Ben Criddle at ESPN960, coaches are recruiting Freeland as an athlete. Freeland also plays basketball and track & field at Herriman High School.
been told he is being recruited as an athlete.— Benjamin Criddle (@CriddleBenjamin) June 22, 2017
Freeland’s hudl film also lists him as a defensive end and tight end, so Freeland could end up there depending on personnel. With his arm strength, however, coaches may have a hard time passing up the opportunity to develop him at QB. A lot likely depends on blue chip QB Tanner McKee, who is a 2018 prospect and one of the top QB’s in the country. Mckee will serve a mission before enrolling in 2020.
Freeland comes from an athletic background with BYU ties. His father (Jim Freeland) was a transfer from Ricks College and played linebacker for BYU in the 1994-1995 seasons. His mother (Debbie) was a star basketball player for BYU in the mid 90’s.
Blake’s highlights can be viewed below: