BYU Football Commit: Drew Jensen (Class of 2016)

Drew Jensen is the 11th commitment to the BYU football Class of 2016, announcing his commitment via Twitter on July 10, 2015.

jensen_drew_porJensen preps at Brighton High School, where he is a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to football. He was the starting quarterback as a 14 year-old freshman in 2012, passing for 957 yards, 9 TDs with 8 INTs and rushing for 304 more yards and a touchdown. He was an All-Region honorable mention as a freshman and also finished 6th in Utah throwing the javelin for the track team.

As a sophomore Jensen broke his wrist which necessitated a transition from quarterback to running back (621 yards and 10 touchdowns, 10 yards per carry), caught a few balls as receiver, and fielded kick returns, bring one to the house for a 75 yard touchdown in the season opener. He also started playing defense as safety and outside linebacker, registering 24 tackles and a sack. In addition to football he also spent some time on the hardwood playing limited minutes with the basketball team. His junior campaign was cut short due to injuries, but he is expected to start at quarterback as a senior.  His high school coach Ryan Bullet told the Salt Lake Tribune that “He reminds me of BYU quarterback Taysom Hill. He’s a special kid.”

Offensive Statistics

2012 64-131 957 9 8 56 304 1      
2013 21-45 285 0 0 63 621 10 7 71 1
2014         5 66 0 5 61 1
Total 85-176 1242 9 8 124 991 11 12 143 2

Jensen was rated 3-stars by Rivals and Scout. Rivals lists him as the No. 20 safety prospect in the West and No. 13 overall prospect in the state of Utah. ESPN has not yet rated him. He holds scholarship offers from BYU, Oregon State, Utah, and Utah State and has also been recruited by Air Force, Arizona, Army, Cal, Navy, Oregon, Stanford, Washington, and Washington State.

Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah High School: Brighton
Last Team: Brighton HT/WT: 6’2”, 195 lbs.
Position: Safety, Quarterback, Running Back 40 time: 4.75
Profiles: MaxPreps, HUDL, DesNews Bench press:  
Twitter: @jensen_drew Squat:  
[usrlist Rivals:3 Scout:3 ESPN:2 avg=”true”] Offers: BYU, Oregon State, Utah, Utah State

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