Another day, another Connecticut High School football player from the Class of 2017 committing to a Division I-A (FBS) college.
Seth Willis, Newtown’s 6-foot-6, 315-pound tackle has announced his commitment to Brigham Young University Tuesday.
Willis, who is Mormon, made the commitment as soon as BYU offered him a scholarship during a visit to Provo, Utah.
He had received offers from a bunch of Division I-AA (FCS) schools inlcuding Bryant, Stetson, Holy Cross, Delaware State, Central Connecticut State, Bucknell and Fordham and Newtown coach Steve George called him “the most underrated player in Connecticut.”
— Seth Willis (@seth_willy) June 28, 2016
“First of all I would like to thank God, for giving me my gifts and talents and pushing me into the position i am today,” he wrote in a note announcing his commitment, which also included pictures of him with BYU offensive line coach Mike Empey. “I would also like to thank my Mom and Dad for being with me every step of the way, I love you guys! I also have to thank all of my high school coaches for helping develop me into the player I have become.
“Lastly, I would like to thank every single college coach that has contacted me or recruited me, it has truly been an awesome experience this past year.”
Willis anchored a line which helped Newtown roll up 4,200 yards of offense on the way to a 10-2, Class LL semifinal season.
He is the fourth Connecticut player to commit to a Division I-A school and the second Newtown player. Teammate Ben Mason committed to Michigan in early May.