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Kody Wilstead, a 6-foot-6, 210-pound quarterback out of Pine View High School in St. George, Utah, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play football for BYU. Wilstead, who is ranked as a three-star recruit according to the 247Sports Composite, committed to the Cougars back in June.
"I love the program, I grew up a BYU fan, and the coaches have been nothing but great to me and my family," Wilstead told Vanquish the Foe last April after receiving his scholarship offer from the Cougars.
Wilstead threw for 3,151 yards, 33 touchdowns, and only 7 interceptions in 11 games his senior season at Pine View according to MaxPreps. Wilstead's success on the field drew interest from several other teams besides the Cougars. Louisville, San Diego State, and Southern Utah all offered Wilstead scholarships before he committed to BYU.
Louisville's coaches went as far as to compare Wilstead's skill set to former Cardinals' and current Minnesota Vikings' quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.
Wilstead is a talented pocket passer, who has enough athleticism and mobility to extend plays when necessary. He has the arm strength and confidence to make any throw he will need to at the college level. At 6-6, Wilstead shouldn't have any problem seeing over college lineman.
Back in April, Wilstead told Vanquish the Foe that he was told by the BYU coaching staff that they would change the Cougars offensive style to fit his own. We now have a better idea of what BYU's "go fast, go hard" offense might look like with a pocket passer under center after watching Christian Stewart lead the Cougars for a good portion of this past season.
Prior to enrolling at BYU, Wilstead will spend two years in the Neuquén, Argentina on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints beginning in April, so he won't be an option for the Cougars until 2017.
Here's a collection of highlights from Wilstead's junior season: