Jayden Dunlap is the newest recruit to commit to play for BYU football (Class of 2023) after taking an official visit to BYU this weekend. He announced his commitment yesterday, as reported on Twitter:
All in 100% Committed!! @BYUfootball @jernarogilford @BYU_CoachJustin @CerritosFB #GoCougs pic.twitter.com/oERn1CSjpg
— Jayden Dunlap (@DunlapJ26) December 12, 2022
Dunlap is a 6-foot-2 180-pound cornerback that played last season at Cerritos College (Norwalk, CA) where he recorded 38 tackles and a team-high 10 pass breakups. He was a unanimous first-team selection to the All-Conference team for the Southern California Football Association central league (National Division). Cerritos College is where current BYU running back Hinckley Ropati played prior to coming to Provo.
Dulap also played at Los Angeles Harbor College (2021), where he recorded 20 tackles, seven pass breakups, two interceptions, and two forced fumbles (Cerritos profile).
Dunlap prepped his senior season at Lawndale High School (Lawndale, CA). He prepped at Carson High School (Carson, California) his junior season, and in three games he had 11 tackles (two solo), with two passes defended and two interceptions (MaxPreps).
Dunlap made an official visit to BYU on December 10th and walked away impressed:
“I chose BYU because I felt like it was the best place for me to grow as a person and a man, and because it feels like home. My recruiting visit was incredible. Everyone I met on the BYU staff was personable, helpful, and genuinely cared to provide me and my family with the best experience so we could make an informed decision.”
When asked how he would fit into BYU Dunlap responded:
“BYU is a fit for me because of the core values that the University upholds and the educational and mentorship opportunities that I will be able to take advantage of there as a student-athlete. The football program is exceptional and I am confident I’ll be able to make a positive impact as a new recruit.”
Dunlap is not rated by 247Sports, but holds scholarship offers from BYU, Colorado State, Idaho State, Incarnate Word, Morgan State, and Stephen F. Austin. He joins the BYU Class of 2023 as the 15th commit.