It seems like every time I look on Twitter, another football player has committed to play for Kalani Sitake and the BYU Cougars.
While there are many intriguing athletes who have committed to join the Cougars of late, one has really caught my eye – Bingham High School wide receiver, Brayden Cosper.
Already the No. 1 ranked high school wide receiver in Utah, according to Scout.com, Cosper is a big target who makes big plays. Not only has he put up nice numbers for one of the best teams in the country – 74 catches for 1,254 yards and 16 touchdowns entering his senior year – but it is what he has done against the best competition that really stands out.
He burst onto the scene as a sophomore against the No. 1 ranked team in the country, Bishop Gorman, in a 38-20 loss. While the Miners had a disappointing day, Cosper had a monster performance. He caught four passes for 91 yards, including touchdown receptions of 15, 18 and 25 yards.
Fast forward to his junior year, where he again had his best performance of the season while playing one of the top teams on the Miners’ schedule.
In a matchup between the No. 1 ranked Miners and No. 2 ranked Lone Peak Knights, Cosper put his stamp on the game with a pair of touchdown receptions, including an 86-yard catch as Bingham rolled to a 42-21 win.
He came up big again in the rematch with the Knights in the 5A State Championship game as he scored the first touchdown of the game for Bingham from 22 yards out in the final minute of the first half in the 17-10 come-from-behind victory.
If he can replicate those kinds of big game performances once he gets on the field with BYU, there is no doubt that he will be a Cougar wide receiver to remember.