BYU received its second commit of the day with Bingham’s Hayden Weichers pledging to sign a letter of intent. Weichers is a 6-foot, 175 wide receiver prospect who was recruited by Utah, Utah State and Boise State among other programs.
Weichers has told his father, for as long as he can remember, that some day he would run out of the BYU tunnel and play for the Cougars. Today he began to realize that promise with his commitment.
“I’m just so excited right now and it really is a dream come true for me and my family,” said Weichers. “I’m a huge BYU fan and always have been and I can’t wait to run out of that tunnel and show my dad and everyone else that I’m finally doing it — I’m finally a Cougar.”
Weichers held an offer from Utah State, but decided on BYU after much contemplation and prayer. This past Sunday, while at church, he believes he received an answer to those prayers.
“Utah State offered me, but only if I wasn’t going on an (LDS) mission,” related Weichers. “In church I listened to a lesson of the importance to serve a mission, so there was my answer. I needed to serve a mission and I needed to go to BYU.”
Weichers will leave immediately for his mission upon graduation.
With his commit, Weichers will join to the host of former Bingham Miners that have become Cougars.
“I was a sophomore when a lot of those guys were seniors and I was always the little guy, but now I’m going to to my best to play right along with them,” said Weichers. “I’m excited for that and all the former Bingham players at BYU was a big reason for me decision. I’m anxious to play with those guys again.”
Weichers will play at wide receiver where he’ll be coached by Ben Cahoon.
“Ben Cahoon is just the greatest coach in the world,” he said. “I love how he works with you and how you can feel yourself getting better every time he’s there coaching you. I couldn’t ask for a better wide receiver coach.”
Weichers has already been able to catch passes from Billy Green, who also committed today, and is anxious to play with him at BYU.
“Billy is great and we’re already friends, but I think we’ll get a lot closer now,” said Weichers. “I got his number today and it’s always a good idea for a receiver to become good friends with quarterbacks.”