Orlando tight end Brandon Pylar commits to FAU’s 2014 class

Zack Kelberman

Next season, the Owls must fill the shoes of senior tight end –– and Mackey Award candidate –– Nexon Dorvilus.

They might’ve found just the man for the job.

As first reported by the Orlando Sentinel on Sunday, Orlando University tight end Brandon Pylar has committed to FAU, becoming the seventh member of the Owls’ 2014 recruiting class.

Pylar confirmed the news on his Twitter account.

“I officially committed to FAU!!! So blessed couldnt [sic] have done it without Jesus Christ so happy to be an owl!” he wrote.

The 6-foot-4, 230-pound Pylar was ranked No. 20 in the Orlando Sentinel’s 2014 Central Florida Super 60. He chose FAU despite receiving offers from South Alabama, FIU and Georgia State.

“I just feel it is the best place for me,” Pylar told the Orlando Sentinel. “I love what the coaches are doing there and I really think they are turning the program in the right direction.”

Last season, Pylar recorded 22 receptions for 407 yards and four touchdowns, helping his team capture its first Class 8A district title.

Regarded by the Sentinel as “athletic” with “good jumping ability,” Pylar is excited about eventually getting to work in the Owls’ offense.

“They said they love using their tight ends in the red zone and I like how they said they will use me in their offense,” Pylar said. “Everything about FAU just seems perfect.”