Jackson Cravens signed with BYU football on December 27, 2023.
— BYU FOOTBALL (@BYUfootball) December 27, 2022
Cravens is a 6-foot-2 305-pound defensive tackle that is a redshirt Junior after having spent four years at Boise State and one at Utah. For the Broncos he played in 26 games and recorded 70 tackles (25 solo), with 5.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, one pass defended, and one forced fumble (BSU Profile). For the Utes he played in one game during his redshirt season and recorded one tackle.
He was an Academic All-Mountain West Conference selection in 2020 and 2021, and a member of the preseason All-Mountain West fourth team in 2022 (Athlon, Phil Steele).
Cravens prepped at Timpview High School (Provo, Utah), where as a junior he had 160 tackles, 24 tackles for loss, and 13 sacks (MaxPreps). He was the All-Valley defensive player of the year, the Region 7 defensive MVP, and an All-State first team selection.
Cravens was rated 3-stars by 247Sports (0.8735), who rated him the no. 11 overall prospect from the state of Utah for the Class of 2018. He held scholarship offers from Arizona, Boise State, Columbia, Dartmouth, Fresno State, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan State, Navy, Nevada, Oregon, Oregon State, Princeton, UNLV, Utah, Utah State, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Washington, Washington State, and Yale. He was also recruited by BYU, Notre Dame, and USC.
Cravens is the nephew of Utah head coach (and BYU alumn) Kyle Wittingham. His cousins Su’a Cravens and Jordan Cameron both played in the NFL. Cravens will spend his last year of eligibility playing for the Cougs.