Blake Freeland: OL #71, Class of 2019

Blake Freeland is a 6-foot-8 305-pound offensive lineman for Brigham Young University, recruited as part of the Class of 2019.

BYU summary: In three seasons at BYU (roster years 2019-2021), Freeland has played in 31 games, starting 28 at right tackle, left tackle, and ? (

  • 2022 (Junior).
  • 2021 (Sophomore). Started all 13 games at left tackle and was named to Phil Steele All-Independent first-team and Pro Football Network All-Independent first-team.
  • 2020 (COVID Sophomore). Played in 11 games, starting eight and recorded two tackles
  • 2019 (Freshman). Started seven games as right tackle.

High School. Freeland prepped at Herriman (Herriman, Utah), where he played all over the place, including quarterback, punter, tight end, and defensive end.  As a senior he caught 13 passes for 167 yards and a touchdown, and had five tackles (three solo) with a tackle for loss, two quarterback hurries, and a 32 yard pick six. He also punted 13 times for 476 yards (MaxPreps).

As a junior he went 88-for-176 passing for 964 yards and 10 touchdowns to 11 interceptions.  He rushed 45 times for -58 yards and four touchdowns, and he punted 12 times for 453 yards. Freeland also played on the basketball team and is the 6A state record holder in the javelin and shotput.  He was All-State in track and field (six times) and basketball (2018), and All-region twice in football.

Recruitment. Freeland was rated 3-stars by 247Sports (0.8418), who rated him the no. 9 overall prospect from Utah in the Class of 2019.  He received scholarship offers from Utah and Vanderbilt and was also recruited by UCLA, USC, and Washington. Freeland committed to BYU on June 21, 2017.

Personal. Dad James played football for BYU (1994-1995) and mom Debbie (Diamond) played for the women’s basketball team (1991-1995) where he was an All-American honorable mention.  His sister Sierra is on the BYU track and field team.

Social Media. Follow and support Freeland on Twitter at @FreelandBlake, on Instagram at @freeland.71, and on LinkedIn.

Resources: BYU Player Profile, 247 Recruiting Profile, MaxPreps Stats, BYU Insider Recruiting Profile

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