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BYU football recruiting: 2017 TE Isaac Rex commits to the Cougars

The talented son of a former BYU star has committed to the Cougars.


Isaac Rex, 6-foot-4, 225-pound tight end prospect out of San Clemente High School in San Clemente, CA has committed to play for BYU. Rex received his offer from BYU back on February 19th and let BYU's coaches know he intends to be a Cougar a month later.

Rex's father, Byron, played for BYU in the early 90s and is a part of the Cougars rich tradition at the tight end position. No doubt BYU offensive coordinator Ty Detmer is hoping the younger Rex can help the Cougars as he seeks to revitalize that tradition. The elder Rex caught 38 passes from Detmer in 1991 for 547 yards and two TDs.

BYU is the only offer to this point, but he has received interest from a number of Mountain West and Pac-12 schools including Oregon State, UCLA, Utah, and Utah State. The Cougars' old coaching staff in Virginia also shown interest in Rex.

Rex has not received a 247sports composite rating, but has been rated a three-star prospect by Scout. He plays both tight end and linebacker for San Clemente. His size and good hands should make him a threat in the passing game. He moves well for his size and has the frame to add additional bulk if needed. If he holds true to his commitment and ends up at BYU, Rex should be an important part of Detmer's offense in the future.

Here's Rex's junior season highlights: