The BYU football program on Saturday received a commitment from a prospect who should help both the Cougars' continued desire to reconnect former players to the program and reestablish the prominence of the tight end in the offense.
Isaac Rex, a tight end from San Clemente High School in California, pledged his allegiance to BYU, becoming the second player to commit to head coach Kalani Sitake for the 2017 class.
Standing 6-foot-5 and weighing 235 pounds, Rex received all-state honors last season as a junior while primarily playing linebacker. He is the son of Byron Rex, who was part of the Cougars' program from 1986-1992.
The younger Rex also held interest from Utah, Utah State and Oregon State, according to Scout.com.
Rex comes from the same high school that has become a pipeline for the Utes in recent years. Former Utah quarterback Travis Wilson is an alum, as are recent signees Cole Fotheringham and Tucker Scott.
Rex was not immediately available for additional comment.
Ryan McDonald is a sports reporter at DeseretNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @ryanwmcdonald.