It has been four years since BYU beat the number three team in the country, Oklahoma, but the effects of that game are still around. Chad Wyrick is a wide receiver at Princeton High School in Princeton, West Virginia. Wyrick is not LDS, but he says that doesn’t bother him.
“I have always watched them growing up and when I first seen them play on TV when they upset Oklahoma, I fell in love with them.”
Although Wyrick is not a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he still believes BYU is the right place for him.
“The atmosphere of Provo and the offense is what really attracts me about BYU.”
While Wyrick is not the fastest receiver to show interest in BYU (4.61 40 yard dash), he compares himself to former BYU receiver Austin Collie – a consistent, possession-style receiver with a decent size at 6’2″ and 180 pounds.
Because of a broken collarbone that sidelined Wyrick for a majority of last season, he has not been able to show scouts what he can do. But despite his injury, Wyrick has gained the attention of well-known schools like Wake Forest, West Virginia and Tennessee. Ohio, Bowling Green and Marshall are also giving him a good hard look this next season.
Wyrick knows that becoming a BYU Cougar will be an uphill climb considering his injury and having virtually no ties to the program, but he is dedicated to making a name for himself this coming year.
“I have the abilities to really help BYU’s offense and I would be a dedicated and hard nosed worker for their team. The fans from what I’ve seen are very faithful and back the program 100% which is very important to me.”
BYU fans can offer encouragement to Wyrick on Twitter (@chadiLLac_21) or by commenting on this article.