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BYU Football Recruiting: Cougars Land 3-Star Linebacker Tate Romney

Romney will follow in the footsteps of his two older brothers, Baylor and Gunner.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 12 BYU at USF Photo by Mark LoMoglio/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

On the day before National Signing Day, BYU received a huge boost to their recruiting class with the commitment of Arizona linebacker Tate Romney. The 3-star linebacker had offers from Pac-12 and Big-12 schools, including Arizona, California, and Kansas State. Tate is the younger brother of current BYU players Baylor and Gunner.

According to 247 Sports, Romney will be the third highest rated player in BYU’s class after WR Kody Epps and QB Sol-Jay Maiava.

As a senior at Chandler High School, Romney recording 38 solo tackles and 115 total tackles, 13 for loss, averaging 8.8 tackles per game. He also tallied 7 sacks and 2 forced fumbles, as well as two interceptions his senior year.

Tate Romney plans to serve a mission before joining the Cougars on the football field, which puts him on the team as a freshman in the 2022-23 season. He’ll join a talented linebacker group that year, with projected seniors Payton Wilgar and Max Tooley, but Romney will probably be expected to fill a void at middle linebacker, especially after the departures of Isaiah Kaufusi and Kavika Fonua.