If Zach Wilson is being honest, he had no interest in BYU for most of his recruitment. The Cougars were at the bottom of his list.

It was nothing personal against the school. After all, it was close to his home in Draper, Utah, and Wilson liked head coach Kalani Sitake, whom he’d known since he was a kid. But when Wilson pictured himself in the BYU offense, it was not a fit. In late 2017, BYU had just wrapped up a 4-9 season in which it finished No. 124 in scoring and No. 118 in passing efficiency.

“If I had to put money down in my senior year of high school, I would have said BYU would be the last school I’d go to,” Wilson said.

Wilson had committed to Boise State in June 2017, and some Pac-12 interest followed in his senior year.

But as the season ended, Sitake overhauled his offensive staff. BYU needed a QB recruit for its class, and the changes grabbed Wilson’s interest. Out went offensive coordinator Ty Detmer, the…





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