BYU Dips Into SEC Country To Land Commitment From DL Emmanuel Waller

Mar 25, 2022, 3:16 PM

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PROVO, Utah – BYU football picked up a commitment from defensive lineman Emmanuel Waller. Waller is a high school football player in the class of 2023 and hails from SEC country in the state of Alabama.

The 6-foot-4, 240-pound Waller plays ball at Chelsea High School, where he was an Honorable Mention All-County selection last year.

Emmanuel Waller commits immediately after receiving an offer

Just one day after receiving a scholarship offer from BYU coaches Ilaisa Tuiaki and Preston Hadley, Waller, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, pounced on the opportunity by committing to the Cougars on Friday.

Waller announced his commitment to BYU on Twitter.

“After a lot of prayer and conversations with my family, I have decided to take my academic and athletic talents too[sic] … BYU … Go Cougs!”

Along with BYU, Waller received five scholarship offers from Power 5 programs. The others included Duke, Indiana, Mississippi State, Wake Forest, and BYU’s future Big 12 foe West Virginia. Waller also reports offers from Memphis, UAB, and Tulane.

2023 BYU Football recruiting class snapshot

With the addition of Waller to the 2023 recruiting class, BYU is now up to four commitments. Waller is the highest-rated commit for BYU in the 247Sports Composite Ratings. He’s currently the no. 427 rated prospect in the country and 56th ranked defensive end for the 2023 cycle.

The other three commitments so far in 2023 are Timpview’s Pokaiaua Haunga, Skyridge DL Stanley Raass, and Timpview athlete Hezekiah Anahu-Ambrosio.

March has been an eventful month on the recruiting trail for BYU football. The Cougars landed a commitment from Raass and now Waller while hosting hundreds of prospects at spring practices. BYU hosted four-star recruits Walker Lyons, Hunter Clegg, Spencer Fano, and Smith Snowden at a practice earlier this week.

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12–3 p.m.) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.

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BYU Dips Into SEC Country To Land Commitment From DL Emmanuel Waller