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BYU Football Recruiting: 3-Star TE Carter Wheat signs to BYU

The son of a former BYU/NFL alum inks to the BYU Cougars on signing day.

Carter Wheat poses for a photo during his visit to BYU, posted on Twitter on Dec. 16.
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BYU added a tight end to the mix Wednesday during early signing day with the signing of Carter Wheat.

Wheat hails from Mesa, Arizona, and is rated 79.43 on the 247 composite. The 6-foot-4, 225-pound prospect had interest from Arizona and Arizona State but committed to BYU the day after he was offered in June and is part of the 2019 signing class.

At Red Mountain High School, which went 9-3 this season, Wheat caught 27 passes for 304 yards and one touchdown from the tight end spot.

Wheat is the son of former BYU offensive lineman Warren Wheat, who played for the Cougars from 1985-88. He was drafted by the LA Rams in the eighth round of the 1989 NFL draft before playing for the Seattle Seahawks for three seasons.

He’s played some linebacker at high school. He is likely a mission-first player.

Check out his highlights in the video below from his junior season: