Carter Wheat knew there was a possibility that he could make a big impression at Brigham Young's padded camp earlier this week and he did just that.

What he didn't know, though, was whether it would lead to a scholarship offer from the childhood favorite Cougars. It did and, less than 24 hours later, the three-star tight end from Mesa (Ariz.) Red Mountain announced his commitment to BYU.

Wheat told 247Sports that the decision was a no-brainer.

"When I went there, as soon as I was able to meet the whole staff and see how passionate they are, I knew," Wheat said. "I had met coach Jeff Grimes and coach Steve Clark earlier in spring and I love the way they coach. They are just really good guys and I fell in love with the entire staff. After they pulled me aside Tuesday, I knew committing would be the right thing to do and I didn't want to pass up such a good opportunity.

"I didn't know anything was coming until they came through spring practice and started showing more interest. I knew there was a chance of getting the offer, but I didn't know for sure. It was really exciting when I got it and I'm really excited to be a part of the program."

The 6-foot-4, 225-pound prospect is the nation's No. 81-rated tight end in the 2019 class, per the 247Sports rankings. He has the size to be a good, downhill blocker in the run game but can also be a threat in the passing game given his ability to high-point the football and get open against linebackers over the middle.

"Another reason why I committed is how BYU uses their tight ends," Wheat said. "I know some times they use three-tight end sets and it's like a dream position for anyone that goes to that school. It's a great fit for me. I believe coach Kalani Sitake likes playing big dudes over smaller guys, so it's exciting."

Wheat played alongside Cougars quarterback commit Jacob Conover, another Arizona native, in the 7-on-7 circuit this past spring and is thrilled to continue that connection at the next level.

"It's really exciting," Wheat said. "I was talking to Jacob before I got the offer and he thought I would get it. I told him I'd commit if I did."

Wheat was credited with 14 receptions for 263 yards and two touchdowns in nine games as a junior last season. He is the No. 47 overall prospect in the state of Arizona for the 2019 class, per the 247Sports rankings.

"I'm not going on a mission after high school and just planning on getting into it as soon as possible," Wheat said. "I don't know about enrolling early, but I still have to talk through that with my family."