BYU football had a big haul Monday on the recruiting trail, as the Cougars landed 3 commits. Kicker/punter Cash Peterman, long snapper Austin Riggs and wide receiver Chase Roberts all pledged their commitment to BYU.
Chase Roberts — WR
Dream come true! Honored and blessed to have committed to BYU pic.twitter.com/LUXnSCzrYx— Chase Roberts (@chase_roberts11) June 13, 2017
Roberts is a 2019 wide receiver who is the lone scholarship recipient of the trio. The American Fork product is planning on serving an LDS mission before enrolling at BYU in time for the 2021 season.
As a sophomore last season, the 6-foot-4 Roberts hauled in 52 catches for 738 yards and 7 touchdowns. Although still years away from contributing, Roberts has the makeup of a top receiving option during his time at BYU. His size and catch radius is similar to recent BYU receiver Mitch Matthews.
Roberts’ highlights can be viewed below.
Cash Peterman — K/P
Blessed to recieve and Commit to BYU! Thank you to coach Lamb, @Ben_bencahoon , and @kalanifsitake for giving me the opportunity. Go Cougs!! pic.twitter.com/Zn1pnjkFM4— Cash Peterman (@cashmney11) June 13, 2017
Peterman is a 2018 prospect who has played both kicker and punter during his time in Chandler, Arizona. BYU offered Peterman as a preferred walk on.
Peterman told Richard Obert at azcentral sports that he is planning on serving an LDS mission before enrolling at BYU; that would put his first season at BYU in 2020.
This video shows Cash drilling a 55-yard field goal.
55yard field goal, 55 yard 4.66 punt, ready for camp season @gridironarizona @KohlsKicking @samwattskicking @kaceyrobbins pic.twitter.com/IRL9f8I8VA— Cash Peterman (@cashmney11) March 18, 2017
Prepare for Cash puns to flow after made field goals.
Austin Riggs — Long Snapper
Dream come true! Thanks to coach @kalanifsitake , coach Lamb and Coach @Ben_bencahoon I have Committed to BYU! pic.twitter.com/1d5JZ8ZY4Q— Au$tin R$ggs (@austinriggs47) June 13, 2017
The 6-foot-5, 220-pound long snapper is another preferred walk on. Riggs is from Eagle, Idaho, and attends the same high school from which Tanner Mangum graduated. Riggs’ mission plans are unclear at the present moment.
Overall, it was a solid day for the Cougars. BYU added special teams fixtures for the future and got an early commitment for a potential top target at wide receiver. With each player having 1-2 years left in high school, it will be fun to follow their progression before they come to Provo.