Getting to know new BYU commit, QB Jake Jensen (Class of 2019)

Pleasant Grove quarterback Jake Jensen gave a verbal commitment to BYU football just ahead of national signing day (Class of 2019).

Jensen preps at Pleasant Grove High School (Pleasant Grove, UT), where as a senior he completed 141-of-244 passes (.578) for 2431 yards and 21 touchdowns against seven interceptions.  He also scored three touchdowns on the ground.  A three years starter for PG, Jensen has 460 career completions for 7423 yards and 61 touchdowns, with an additional 16 touchdowns rushing. 

Jensen has seen recruiting interest from Arizona State, Boise State, Cal, Colorado, Dixie, Hawaii, Montana, SUU, UCLA, Utah, and Utah State.  He will serve an LDS mission in Argentina prior to joining the team as a preferred walk-on in 2021. 

Hometown: Pleasant Grove, Utah High School: Pleasant Grove
Class: 2019 HT/WT: 6’2”, 210 lbs.
Position: Quarterback 40 time: 4.8
Profiles: MaxPreps, HUDL Bench/Squat:  
Twitter: @18jakejensen Vertical: 32 inches
    Commit date: February 5, 2019

I caught up with Jensen to ask him about his recruiting.

BYU Insider: Why did you choose BYU?

Jensen:  I’ve always been a BYU fan growing up. I love the culture and the coaches, the offense and the direction the program is going, and I feel like I can help bring back the tradition of elite offenses.  I’m looking forward to winning and playing in LES.

BYU Insider: What other schools were showing you love in the recruiting process?

Jensen:  Utah, ASU, Cal, Hawaii, UCLA, Colorado, Boise State, SUU, Montana, Dixie

BYU Insider: What are some of your favorites?

Jensen:  Tarzan, Where the Red Fern Grows, any music from classic rock to Green Day to Celine Dion to George Strait, my favorite cereal is Fruity Pebbles.

BYU Insider: What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

Jensen:  “Let your play on the field do the talking, not your mouth.”

BYU Insider: Who is a current player that you seek to emulate on the field?

Jensen:  Drew Brees

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Tyler Christensen is a teacher, sports writer, speaker, and ultra-marathon runner. He is the founder of BYU Insider, D1 Recruiting, Virtual School Assembly, and After the Run. When he's not writing or speaking, he's spending time at home in southern Utah with his amazing wife and four children.