BYU football picked up a new commitment Saturday from Gunner Romney, a wide receiver out of Chandler, Arizona.
The 6-foot-2 Romney, a 3-star recruit who reportedly runs a 4.55 second 40-yard dash, had 70 catches for 1,309 yards and 10 touchdowns last year during his junior season.
He is listed as the 2nd-best receiver in the state of Arizona by multiple recruiting sites, and the 9th-best player overall in Arizona, according to 247Sports composite. He currently has 12 offers that include Arizona, Arizona State, Utah and Boise State.
He is a skilled receiver with decent size and speed. His strength is his route-running and ball skills. He runs crisp routes and uses that to create separation from defenders. He catches the ball with his hands and has an ability to go up and make a play on balls in the air.
He looks to be very smart about coverage and not only creates separation against man coverage, but is also adept at finding the soft spots in zone schemes. He finds the open spot, sits in it, and communicates where he is going and where and when to make a throw.
He had a strong showing at The Opening, a Nike Football 7-on-7 event. He played well enough that he was reported to be a “rising” recruit. If he can continue this type of progression in his senior season, he could become a strong part of coach Ben Cahoon’s receiving corps.
Check out his junior year highlights: