Nice 3 star QB pickup. I've seen this kid play a couple of times and his
upside is high. Needs some work in some areas but has a nice frame and a nice
arm to build on.
You can't teach 6'6". It's always a good thing. More good
news for the Mighty Cougars.
I loved how some of those throws in the highlights were some pretty tight
windows to fit the ball into.Whether the defender is Richard Sherman
or some random high school corner from utah, a tight window is a tight window,
and he looks like he can fit it in there pretty well.I'm not
trying to say he is the next Heisman winner. In fact, I think there is a decent
chance he will never start at BYU, simply because no QB is guaranteed success
(including Jake Heaps) and we have some good future QB's already lined
up.But looking at his size, mobility, and ball placement from those
highlights, this kid has potential.
This kid has some REALLY solid stats, and like "Tom in CA" already
stated, you can't teach 6'6". I like him. I think he's got
all the tools necessary to be an outstanding QB. And that's why I'm
surprised he only has 2 other offers right now: SDSU and SUU.
This kid has a cannon for an arm, yet the knock on him is his
decision-making....31 INTs in 2 seasons against 3A competition, w/many of them
due to chucking it up for grabs.I believe it to be a decent get for
byu, but this kid's had plenty enough exposure to date to to garner a slew
of P5 offers, yet his decision-making holds him up.
I hope he can field punts in practice. As we learned, this is the secret to
playing quarterback at BYU.
I'm not sure where the comment that he was tearing up the comp came from. I
was there he looked average to me. They lost to the B team from lone peak in the
tournament. Bingham won the whole thing and seemed to win every game by 3-4 tds.
There an looked like the best one at the event to me. But kids get offered
strictly off size all the time.
In their article, the SL Tribune reported the young man has four offers - San
Diego State and Louisville, and then the mighty western football powers Weber
State and Southern Utah University...
Mighty Cougars?? Really? Thanks Tom, I needed a good laugh today.
Tom in CAVallejo, CAMore good news for the Mighty Cougars.-----------More good news?More like, finally
some good news.
When byU goes head to head with Weber st. they most often win.Another notch in the cougar belt.
@ AZUTE1:For as much as this guy throws, the number of interceptions
he had over the past 2 seasons total isn't so bad. In fact, he had more
TD's last season than int's over the past 2 years. Not many QB's
average more than a 2 to 1 ratio. Don't forget that his protection and
receivers were also "only 3A competition"... when saying his
cometetition was only such.Add to that that most high school players
improve substantially from their junior to senior year. As such, not too much
emphasis should be put in stats from those earlier years. It's how any
athlete is currently performing that by far counts the most. And his current
stats are very impressive.
@ 71-39I'm not forgetting anything....I'm fully aware of
every variable....It speaks volumes about a kid w/KW's stature/arm-strength
and the amount of exposure he's had to date that he doesn't already
possess a slew of P5 offers....Don't make this kid out to be somebody
he's not....He's a decent get w/limited potential, due precisely to
what's missing between the ears....Again, decent get but absent a bunch of
P5 offers for a reason....Most kids w/his measurements who are the talent U wish
for him to be would already have recruiters beating down his door following
their Junior year, yet this kid doesn't for a reason.Although
his size/cannon for an arm are ideal for a PAC-12 QB, for instance, I predict he
never receives a single offer from a PAC-12 school....I also predict he never
plays a meaningful down for byu.
@AZUTE1There are many times where BYU offers a kid and then Pac-12
schools come along later.When BYU offered Fred Warner last year, he
had no Pac-12 offers. After he committed, USC, ASU, Cal, Washington and WSU
offered. Nebraska and Boise were among the top non Pac-12 schools who also
offered.Similar situations happened for about half of BYU's
recruiting class last season.I do agree with AZUTE1 when he says he
won't play a meaningful down for BYU. As I said in my first comment,
I'm not saying he will be the next Heisman winner, and I don't think
he will ever even start for BYU. But I wouldn't be shocked to see a couple
Pac-12 schools offer him.
SG FB fans are happy an SG guy to get a chance to QB, at BYU.One
caveat...The last QB, at BYU, from the SG area, seldom saw the
field.Hope that does not happen to KW.
Tommybird & Nut - thanks for the everything BYU recognition. You made my
Glad to see em go after a drop back qb rather than a running back...has
potential for sure
Could easily be awesome.
Tom in CAVallejo, CAthanks for the everything BYU recognition.
You made my day.----------No problem man.It
always makes me feel good when my bits of reality can help brighten your day.
a lot of negativity from the posters here on the D News who never saw a D1
recruiter in all their live long daysthe Filmore Beaver community
supports you kid
The kid won the most exciting game of the High School Playoffs last year with
the overtime win against Juan Diego in the Semi-Finals. He lost in the finals,
but the game against JD was a great game.He looks like a very young
I have seen this kid play, and for a guy who is so tall, he is quite mobile. The
down fall is the kid throws up a prayer A LOT! Usually just chucks it up there
and hopes someone will catch it. I agree, you cant teach height, but hopefully
he will learn to hone the ball in a little bit. I realize he signed with byu (
and thats great, congrats) but I don't know why we are having articles
written about people at 7 on 7?! Seems kind of ridiculous to me. Hopefully he
doesn't turn out like the last PV recruited at QB. I have heard KW has a
lot of trash talk. Won't really work out for him at BYU. Good luck and
I've seen Wilstead play several times over his high school career and have
not been overly impressed. He is extremely inconsistent and often struggles
under pressure, he went 0-3 against rival Dixie and threw 5 picks in the State
Championship Game. He also has a reputation for being hard to coach and a little
on the cocky side... Hopefully a mission irons those things out. I do think he
has a great upside. He has a great build at 6'6" and great dynamics
and arm strength. With some proper coaching I think he could be a good D1 QB. I
would love to see him succeed!
Would easily be awsome for us but not byu because we are more awsome.Go Utes!
I gotta ask, what is the use of making predictions about a guy never playing a
meaningful down when he won't even see a practice, let alone a game, for 3+
years? Some of you are apparently so wise when it comes to sports that you can
predict the next SEVEN years of a player's career before he's even
finished high school.You make a "bold" prediction in 2014.
What do you expect; that in 2019 some of us will remember your post and
congratulate you on your prescience? If that's what you want; I'll put
in on my calendar. I aim to please.
Of the 65 power conference teams, I see that 0 have oferred him is that
right?Sounds like byu is the right fit
Thank goodness he wasn't recruited by the Utes. Utah is a quarterback
Chris B.You really have no room to talk any recruiting smack... Utah just
had there one 4-star recruit decommit and choose Kansas over your Utes... Ouch.
Not to mention, you currently have less 4 star recruits on your roster than a
team you are constantly criticizing for poor recruiting...Scout4 star recruits on Utahs Roster = 4 ( Langi, Poutasi, Lutui, Barton)4
star recruits on BYU's Roster = 11 (Warner, Kearsley, Hinds, Mangum, Apo,
Stout, Rowley, Kaufusi, Wilson, Bills, Hine) Rivals 4 star
recruits on Utahs Roster = 9 (Lewis, Hansen, Langi, Salt, Thomas, Poutasi,
Langi, Barton, Scott)4 star recruits on BYU's Roster = 9 (Warner,
Kurtz, Kearsley, Hinds, Mangum, Apo, Kaufusi, Bills, Matthews)ESPN4 star recruits on Utahs Roster = 2 (Lotulelei, Law)4 star
recruits on BYU's Roster = 9 (Blackmon, Nacua, Warner, Kearsley, Hinds,
Pauu, Mangum, Apo, Kaufusi) Don't lose any more hair over
it...As far as Wilstead goes. If he stays humble and hungry and
works really hard, he can be as good as he chooses to be! Hope to see him have
lots of success!
Ha! I have to laugh at both BYU and Utah QB experts....the last QB drafted in
the State was from SUU. Kicked down the road by BYU? Sometimes it is not the
player but rather the program.
Nice pick-up for the Cougars. Of course time will tell.
I sure hope he doesn't get lost like Lark did. In my opinion BYU would have
been better off with Lark under center than with either Nelson or Heaps. If
anyone saw Larks performance in the bowl game, his lone start at BYU I think
they'd have to agree. Congrats to Wilstead I hope you don't get lost
in the shuffle like your PV predecessor.