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Pine View QB Kody Wilstead on committing to BYU: 'It feels really good to know where I'm going in my future'

Published: Sunday, June 22 2014 12:05 p.m. MDT

Pine View's Kody Wilstead scrambles past Desert Hills' Tucker Cowdin during the 3AA State Championships at Rice-Eccles Stadium on Friday, November 22, 2013. (MATT GADE, Deseret News) Pine View's Kody Wilstead scrambles past Desert Hills' Tucker Cowdin during the 3AA State Championships at Rice-Eccles Stadium on Friday, November 22, 2013. (MATT GADE, Deseret News)

ST. GEORGE — BYU received a commitment from Pine View quarterback Kody Wilstead Saturday evening following the program's annual 7-on-7 prep tournament. Wilstead is a 6-foot-6 prospect who reportedly tore up the competition during the event, causing BYU recruiting coordinator Geoff Martzen to tweet:

Following the competition Wilstead, with his family, informed BYU coaches of his intent to sign.

"I (had) been praying about it and every time I did I felt good about that decision," Wilstead said about his decision. "I was actually going to commit on Friday, but not all of the coaches were at the offices so I wasn't able to do it then. So I waited until after their 7 on 7 camp. It feels really good to know where I'm going in my future."

Pine View's Kody Wilstead throws the ball as Juan Diego's Harrison Jones rushes as Pine View High School defeats Juan Diego 48-42 in overtime of the State 3AA High School semi-final football game Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, in Salt Lake City.   (Tom Smart, Deseret News) Pine View's Kody Wilstead throws the ball as Juan Diego's Harrison Jones rushes as Pine View High School defeats Juan Diego 48-42 in overtime of the State 3AA High School semi-final football game Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, in Salt Lake City. (Tom Smart, Deseret News)

Wilstead intends on graduating this December from Pine View and then leave for a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints before enrolling at BYU.

Upon his return he'll present the Cougars with a classic drop-back quarterback type with above-average mobility. He threw for 4,390 yards and 36 touchdowns last season for the Panthers — leading them to a berth in the 3A state championship game.

"I'm definitely a passing quarterback," Wilstead said. "But I'm mobile enough to extend plays. And right now I don't fit into their offense. But they told me they would style their offense around their quarterback."

Wilstead chose BYU over programs such as San Diego State and Louisville, believing BYU fit him best as both an athlete and as a person.

Kody Wilstead (James Edward) Kody Wilstead (James Edward)

"I feel like BYU will help me in everything in my life," he said.

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