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BYU football receives commitment from Washington punter Ryan Rehkow

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Back in April when he received a scholarship offer from BYU, Ryan Rehkow wanted to commit to the Cougars right away.

His father stepped in though, advising his son to wait out the summer to see what other opportunities came up. As the summer has gone on, however, the kicker/punter from Spokane, Washington, became more anxious about committing to BYU.

On Tuesday, he had a talk with his dad and BYU assistant head coach and special teams coordinator Ed Lamb, and after he finally committed to be part of the 2017 class.

"That was my No. 1 option because it's my dream school," Rehkow said by phone Tuesday night. "I just love the campus, love everything about it."

In the 6-foot-4, 190-pound Rehkow, BYU is getting a player who excels as both a kicker and a punter, but his plan is to compete for the job at punter after serving an LDS mission immediately after high school.

Rehkow was also strongly considering a scholarship offer from the University of Idaho where he would have joined his brother Austin, who kicks and punts for the Vandals.

"I'm just excited to be a Cougar and put on that jersey and play for them," he said.

Rehkow becomes the 11th player to commit to BYU for 2017.

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