BYU fans breathed a sigh of relief Wednesday morning, when Chandler, Arizona Wide Receiver Gunner Romney signed his Letter of Intent to play with BYU.
Romney verbally committed to BYU over the summer, but gave Arizona State a hard look before ultimately deciding to stay with his original verbal commitment. The 6-2, 180 lbs WR also had scholarship offers from Arizona State, Arizona, Utah, Iowa State, Boise State, Hawaii, Nevada, UNLV, and a handful of Ivy League schools.
Romney really burst onto the national scene after a strong performance in July at The Opening, which is a showcase for the nation’s top recruits at Nike’s headquarters in Oregon. He was one of the top receivers at the camp and caught the eye of many national recruiting pundits.
Romney proved this year that he was one of the top receivers out West, as he finished his senior year with 80 receptions, 1554 yards and 19 touchdowns; Romney did all of this despite missing four games. His QB was 4-star 2019 recruit Jacob Conover, who is a top priority for BYU in next year’s recruiting class.
247 Sports recently bumped Romney up to a 4-star prospect.
Romney has previously stated that he has not yet decided on a LDS mission, meaning he could step in and contribute right away in 2018. With BYU’s lack of production at the WR position, Gunner would have a chance to compete and be near the top of the WR depth chart.
Gunner is the younger brother of BYU QB Baylor, who was a Nevada signee before transferring to BYU after his mission. The youngest brother of the Romney trio, Tate, is a 2020 linebacker who recently received an offer to play at BYU.
Romney’s senior year highlights can be viewed below: