Chandler wide receiver Gunner Romney was one of the most consistent receivers in the state and a catalyst in one of Arizona’s most explosive offenses.
He is going to wear a slightly darker shade of blue when he heads off to college.
Romney, a three-star recruit, committed to BYU on Saturday.
— Gunner? (@gunnerromney2) July 15, 2017
Romney is coming off a junior season where he caught 70 passes for 1,309 yards and nine touchdowns. As a sophomore, he caught 48 passes for 766 yards and nine scores.
The 6-foot-3, 200-pound wide receiver was statistically the best receiver in a very deep Chandler receiving corps that also featured Oregon commit Johnny Johnson and Oregon State commit Kolby Taylor, who was out the entire season due to injury. He joins a long line of Chandler wide receivers to commit to Division I programs, joining the likes of Johnson, Taylor, Southern Utah wide receiver Ryan Johnson, ASU wide receiver N’Keal Harry and Colorado wide receiver Justin Jan.
The newest BYU commit is coming off an impressive performance at The Opening Finals. He was one of the last players to earn an invite after winning the wide receiver MVP at the Oakland regional of The Opening and then winning the same honors at the Elite 11 Finals.
While he may have been a relative unknown by national analysts coming into the finals, walked away catching the attention of scouts and media in attendance and found himself on multiple top performer lists.
While at The Opening Finals, Romney told Sports360AZ that BYU and Utah were the two programs sticking out to him and a commitment could come soon (exactly two weeks). Romney said he was very comfortable with the BYU coaching staff and had uncles and cousins play for the Cougars in the past.
Another Chandler Commitment
Gunner Romney is the second member of the Wolves to commit to BYU this recruiting class. Chandler kicker Cash Peterman committed to the Cougars in June. He is the fifth Chandler player to commit this recruiting cycle, joining Peterman, defensive back Bryce Jackson and defensive tackle Chris Manoa, who both committed to UNLV, as well as outside linebacker/defensive end Brayden Flynn, who committed to Navy.