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.
I’m very excited to announce that I will be signing with BYU! Thank you to all the coaches who have recruited me and to everyone who has supported me! I will join my brothers at BYU after serving a two year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. #GoCougs pic.twitter.com/HAm66d3fML— Tate Romney (@TateKRomney) February 4, 2020
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.