While the BYU football program had previously received some commitments for its 2018 recruiting class, the first one since 2017's National Signing Day came Monday from a local prospect.

Lehi tight end Dallin Holker, who had received a scholarship offer from Oregon State and held others from some schools around the West, announced via Twitter that he has pledged to the Cougars.

"They believe in me a lot, and I believe in them," he said by phone Monday. "I just like the culture there and family."

A 6-foot-4, 220-pound prospect, Holker also had offers from Utah State, Colorado State, Hawaii and SUU, but decided to commit now instead of playing out the process more.

"I'm not really into waiting until the last second," he said. "That's not really who I am. BYU believed in me early, and that means a lot to me. To be able to commit to them knowing that they want me there and now being able to focus on my team and trying to get better myself means a lot to me."

As a junior for the Pioneers in 2016, Holker finished with 105 receptions for 1,295 yards and 10 touchdowns. He is considered a three-star prospect by Scout.com.

Holker becomes the ninth player to commit to BYU as part of its 2018 class.

Here is his Hudl highlight film.