2013 BYU Football Newcomers: De’Ondre Wesley

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De’Ondre Wesley

Pleasant Hill, CA – Diablo Valley College

6’7” | 300 lbs | OL

Before BYU: Prepped at Deer Valley High School in Antioch, CA before playing college football at the JUCO level for 2 years at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, CA.  Rated a 3-star offensive lineman by scout.com, Wesley is also ranked the 36th overall prospect out of California and the 126th overall JUCO prospect in the nation.

Wesley had originally committed to Arizona State, a school he had dreamed of playing at while growing up.  After learning that his offer was withdrawn by the Sun Devils, he re-evaluated his options and chose to sign with BYU during his official campus visit in Provo.

Wesley was also recruited by Colorado State, Fresno State, Oregon State, Purdue, and Utah.  During a visit to Utah last September, Wesley gave a soft commitment to the Utes before switching to Arizona State.

Expectations in 2013:  2nd String Left Tackle

De’Ondre will be competing with Michael Yeck for the starting right tackle position this fall.  Although Yeck is slightly taller and more experienced at BYU, Wesley has more weight and power, and has every opportunity available to fight for that starting role.  We expect Wesley to see playing time in multiple games this year.

Potential in BYU Career:  High

With all the new offensive line recruits at BYU, it will be a difficult task for any one prospect to secure a starting spot.  De’Ondre Wesley has an enormous amount of potential due to his upper body strength and overall size to be a starting lineman by his senior year.  If he works hard enough, we could see him start on the offensive line this season.  We are very excited for this kid.

Topics: BYU Cougars, BYU Football, BYU Recruiting, De'Ondre Wesley, Diablo Valley

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  • https://www.facebook.com/troy.schoonover Troy Schoonover

    Looks like the Offensive Line is going to be seriously better. The depth that we are adding in the likes of Wesley is the answer to the most pressing question facing our offense in recent years.