Kelsey Brunner, Deseret News
Newcomer tight end Bentley Hanshaw sits with teammates and coaches after the BYU Cougars' first practice of the season in Provo on Thursday, July 27, 2017.

PROVO — BYU offensive coordinator Ty Detmer likes what he’s seen from true freshman tight end Bentley Hanshaw, the son of former BYU offensive lineman Tim Hanshaw, who played for the Cougars (1988, 1991-94) and played in the NFL (1995-98).

“He’s got to put more weight on and get a little more physical in the run game but he played receiver in high school and made the move to tight end his senior year,” Detmer said of Hanshaw. “He’s a guy that’s right in line with Moroni and Matt Bushman. He’s going to be a great receiving tight end for us. As he matures and gets some weight on, he could be an every-down guy as well.”

“Bentley’s done well. He’s very good in the pass game,” said tight ends coach Steve Clark. “He’s got a ways to go in the run game. He’s physically being overmatched right now. He needs to get stronger and put some weight on. Running routes, he’s not far behind.”

QUOTABLE: “I’ve wanted to play at BYU since I was 6 or 7 years old. Luke Staley was my favorite player. That’s when I decided I wanted to come here. It’s a dream. Every day is a dream. This is where I’ve always wanted to be.” — BYU sophomore wide receiver Talon Shumway.