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

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  • Me, Myself and I The Promised Land, UT
    June 29, 2014 11:04 p.m.

    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.

  • Rockarolla West Jordan, UT
    June 24, 2014 10:17 p.m.

    Nice pick-up for the Cougars. Of course time will tell.

  • milkshake St. George, UT
    June 24, 2014 7:07 p.m.

    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.

  • Black&Blue St George, Utah
    June 24, 2014 4:04 p.m.

    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...

    4 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)

    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)

    4 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!

  • 65TossPowerTrap Salmon, ID
    June 24, 2014 2:35 p.m.

    Thank goodness he wasn't recruited by the Utes. Utah is a quarterback black hole.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    June 24, 2014 12:48 p.m.

    Of the 65 power conference teams, I see that 0 have oferred him is that right?

    Sounds like byu is the right fit

  • SlopJ30 St Louis, MO
    June 23, 2014 12:07 p.m.

    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.

  • Cletus from Coalville Coalville, UT
    June 23, 2014 10:51 a.m.

    Would easily be awsome for us but not byu because we are more awsome.

    Go Utes!

  • R.A.W St George, Utah
    June 23, 2014 9:59 a.m.

    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!

  • Simpe Spectator St.George, UT
    June 23, 2014 9:03 a.m.

    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 congrats.

  • Flashback Kearns, UT
    June 23, 2014 8:29 a.m.

    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 Marc Wilson.

  • CMO Beaver Beaver, UT
    June 23, 2014 6:45 a.m.

    a lot of negativity from the posters here on the D News who never saw a D1 recruiter in all their live long days

    the Filmore Beaver community supports you kid

  • Tomahawk Red North Salt Lake, UT
    June 22, 2014 11:54 p.m.

    Tom in CA
    Vallejo, CA

    thanks 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.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    June 22, 2014 6:47 p.m.

    Could easily be awesome.

  • cedarpost Washington, Utah
    June 22, 2014 6:37 p.m.

    Glad to see em go after a drop back qb rather than a running back...has potential for sure

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    June 22, 2014 4:05 p.m.

    Tommybird & Nut - thanks for the everything BYU recognition. You made my day.

  • There You Go Again Saint George, UT
    June 22, 2014 3:58 p.m.

    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.

  • Taysom4Heisman Heber City, UT
    June 22, 2014 3:32 p.m.


    There 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.

  • AZUTE1 Mesa, AZ
    June 22, 2014 2:51 p.m.

    @ 71-39

    I'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.

  • 71-39 Alpine, UT
    June 22, 2014 2:31 p.m.

    @ 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.

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    June 22, 2014 2:25 p.m.

    When byU goes head to head with Weber st. they most often win.

    Another notch in the cougar belt.

  • Tomahawk Red North Salt Lake, UT
    June 22, 2014 1:38 p.m.

    Tom in CA
    Vallejo, CA

    More good news for the Mighty Cougars.


    More good news?

    More like, finally some good news.

  • Sports Nutz Smithfield, UT
    June 22, 2014 1:38 p.m.

    Mighty Cougars?? Really? Thanks Tom, I needed a good laugh today.

  • DHinChas Charleston, WV
    June 22, 2014 12:50 p.m.

    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...

  • markymark HERRIMAN, UT
    June 22, 2014 12:35 p.m.

    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.

  • Wayne Rout El Paso, TX
    June 22, 2014 12:20 p.m.

    I hope he can field punts in practice. As we learned, this is the secret to playing quarterback at BYU.

  • AZUTE1 Mesa, AZ
    June 22, 2014 11:43 a.m.

    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.

  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    June 22, 2014 9:54 a.m.

    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.

  • Taysom4Heisman Heber City, UT
    June 21, 2014 11:59 p.m.

    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.

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    June 21, 2014 9:49 p.m.

    You can't teach 6'6". It's always a good thing. More good news for the Mighty Cougars.

  • Cougsndawgs West Point , UT
    June 21, 2014 9:30 p.m.

    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.