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BYU football receives commitment from Olympus linebacker Ben Bywater

Ben Bywater, running back/linebacker, Olympus High School.
Ben Bywater, running back/linebacker, Olympus High School.
Ryan Love, Deseret News

The commitments keep rolling in for the BYU football program, as it received another one Tuesday morning from Olympus High School linebacker Ben Bywater.

The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Bywater announced his commitment to the 2017 class via Twitter.

"It's an amazing day, for sure," he said when reached by telephone.

Bywater, who has also received scholarship offers from Utah State, Air Force, Fresno State and Cornell, was offered by the Cougars in late May. A BYU fan since he was a youngster, Bywater has spent the last few weeks pondering about the decision to commit.

"I just felt like it was right," he said. "BYU is where I always wanted to go. Why not just build the relationship with coaches and just lock in a spot at linebacker?"

Part of Bywater's thinking behind that is the fact that he was injured much of last season after suffering a lacerated kidney during a game and doesn't have a whole lot of game tape.

Healthy now, he's anticipating having a strong senior season for the Titans.

"I'm good to go," he said. "I'm 100 percent."

This marks the 10th commitment the Cougars have received since last week, and Bywater is the third Titan to have committed.

Twins Cameron and Nathan Latu committed last week as part of the 2018 class.

Bywater is the fifth player to commit to BYU as part of the 2017 class.

Ryan McDonald is a sports reporter at DeseretNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @ryanwmcdonald.