BYU Football Lands Commitment From Four-Star Tight End Ryner Swanson

Jun 19, 2023, 10:42 AM | Updated: 12:58 pm

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PROVO, Utah – Ryner Swanson, a four-star tight end from Laguna Beach, California, announced his commitment to BYU Football last week.

Swanson considered Oregon, Texas, and Utah. But, ultimately ended up deciding to become a Cougar.


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“Never thought this would happen to me. I’m just a California boy,” Swanson said. “The school that I know will be the best for me is Brigham Young University. Thank you so much to Kalani Sitake and all the coaches.”

Ryner Swanson is the seventh member of BYU Football’s 2024 recruiting class. He is the first four-star commit of that bunch.

“Obviously BYU’s a great program and is currently on the rise,” Swanson said. “But, every time I step on campus and speak with the coaches I know without uncertainty that BYU is the place for me. The spirit is incredible.”

BYU Football Lands Two Arizona Prospects In Safety Thomas Prassas and QB Enoch Watson

Thomas Prassas, a three-star safety from Chandler, Arizona, announced his commitment to play for BYU Football on Wednesday.

Prassas announced his commitment to BYU by writing, “Cougar nation let’s do this thing!”

In his junior year at Basha High School, Prassas recorded 103 tackles (43 solo tackles), one tackle for loss, seven passes defended, two fumble recoveries, and one interception.

Prassas joins a BYU defense that gave up 234 yards per game through the air in 2022.

Prassas joins quarterback Enoch Watson as another Arizona native to commit to BYU Football this year.

Enoch Watson from American Leadership Academy in Arizona is the first quarterback in the 2024 class for BYU football.

BYU is the only FBS school that has extended a scholarship offer to Watson.

Watson committed to BYU days after competing in one of BYU’s summer camps. He also visited Provo during spring ball last March, where he talked with Kedon Slovis and Cade Fennegan as they walked off the field.

One of the traits that appealed to BYU with Watson was his big arm. He has the arm strength to make big plays downfield, which is a trait that Aaron Roderick loves in his quarterbacks.

Chandler Holt is a Digital Sports Producer for, specializing in all things basketball and football. Follow Chandler on Twitter at @ChandlerHoltKSL.

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BYU Football Lands Commitment From Four-Star Tight End Ryner Swanson