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BYU football recruiting: 2016 S Chris Wilcox signs with the Cougars

Chris Wilcox, a 6-foot-2, 175-pound speedy safety prospect out of Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Eastvale, California, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for BYU. Wilcox wasn't on the Cougars radar until recently, but he received an offer in early January, took an official visit, and committed about a week and a half ago.

Wilcox is a two-star prospect and has a composite rating of 78.59 according to 247Sports Composite. He is a lightly recruited prospect with his lone FBS offer coming from the Cougars. He also held FCS offers from Southern Utah and UC Davis.

During his senior season at Eleanor Roosevelt, Wilcox tallied 71 tackles, an interception, a pass deflection, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery.

The first thing that sticks out on Wilcox's tape is his speed. He shows good instincts, takes good angles, and uses his speed to cover a lot of field in a short amount of time. The combination of these skills gives him the range you want in a D-1 safety. Wilcox may not have all the stars, but he does have the potential to be a solid safety for the Cougars.

Given Wilcox's athleticism, I would expect he should get plenty of opportunities to contribute on special teams this upcoming season.

Here's a collection of Wilcox's highlights: