Getting to know incoming BYU football signee, 3-Star TE/DE Bentley Redden (Class of 2021)

Bentley Redden is a BYU football signee for the Class of 2021, commit back in July of 2020 and signing with the Cougs on December 16, 2020. 

Redden is a 6-foot-5 220 pound wide receiver/tight end/defensive end that prepped at San Clemente High School (San Clemente, California).  He played in a shortened senior season due to the pandemic but in five games still had 14 receptions for 156 yards and two touchdowns, and recorded 19 tackles (13 solo) with two tackles for loss, one quarterback hurry, one pass defended, one forced fumble, and two sacks (MaxPreps). 

In Redden’s junior season he caught eight passes for 96 yards and a touchdown while making 36 tackles (19 solo), with six quarterback hurries and six sacks.  Redden was an All-South Coast League second-team selection, played basketball for San Clemente, and was a 4.3 GPA student as Science Student of the Year.

Redden is rated 3-stars by 247Sports (0.8444), Rivals, and ESPN. He had scholarship offers from Arizona State, Columbia, Dartmouth, Fresno State, Harvard, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Princeton, San Jose State, Tennessee, UNLV, Utah State, Virginia, Washington State, and Yale (247Sports).  He also saw recruiting interest from Stanford, UCLA, Utah, and Washington.  

Redden’s father Matt played on the defensive line for BYU in the early 1990s and was teammates for one season with coach Sitake.  Bentley is currently serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Tokyo Japan. He will join the Cougs for the 2023 season.

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