Transfer Profile: 3-star Utah OL James Empey (Class of 2017)

BYU Football announced yesterday that 3-star offensive lineman James Empey will be joining the team.

Empey prepped at American Fork High School (Utah), where he had 62 tackles, two tackles for loss, seven quarterback hurries, and 3.5 sacks as a senior (2014).  He was named to the Deseret News and Salt Lake Tribune 5A All-State first teams as an offensive guard.  Following high school Empey served a full-time LDS mission in Portugal.

Empey is rated 3-stars by Scout, Rivals, and ESPN (grade of 74), and was rated the No. 14 ranked prospect from Utah (247Sports) out of high school. He received scholarship offers from Boise State, BYU, Nevada, Oregon State, Utah, Utah State, Washington, and Washington State. Empey was also recruited by Arizona State, Cal, Navy, Oregon, Stanford, and Wisconsin.

Empey committed to the University of Utah January 2015 but de-committed upon the completion of his LDS mission.  He is the son of BYU Offensive Line Coach and former Cougar offensive lineman Mike Empey.

Hometown: American Fork, Utah High School: American Fork
Class: 2017 HT/WT: 6’5”, 275 lbs.
Position: Offensive Line 40 time: 5.2
Profiles: MaxPreps, HUDL Bench/Squat:
Twitter: @JEmpey66 Vertical: 28 inches
Offer date: Commit date: June 5, 2017

[usrlist Rivals:3 Scout:3 ESPN:3 avg=”true”]

If you have any additional information or insight about this recruit, please include it in the comment section below.

About Tyler Christensen 705 Articles
Tyler Christensen is a teacher, sports writer, speaker, writer, ultra-marathon runner, and family man. He is the founder of BYU Insider, D1 Recruiting, Virtual School Assembly, and The Journal on Best Teaching Practices. When he's not writing or speaking, he's chilling at home in southern Utah with his amazing wife and four children.