Jaren Kump, a offensive tackle/defensive end prospect out of Herriman High School in Herriman, Utah committed to the Cougars shortly after receiving an offer from coach Kalani Sitake today. Kump’s commitment brings the total number of prospects committed to BYU for 2018 up to six.
As a tri-sport athlete, Jaren plays center on the basketball team, offensive tackle and defensive end on the football team and throws around the shot put in track and field. In addition to being a member of Herriman’s 5A state champion team on the gridiron last Fall, he also placed 7th in the shot put at the state track & field finals this past May.
Kump stands tall at 6-foot-5, but will likely need to put on a little weight by the time he plays for a D-I offensive line as he currently only weighs 250 pounds. Kump has yet to receive a star rating from any of the recruiting websites, but was named one of the top offensive linemen at the All Poly Camp earlier this month according to Brandon Gurney of the Deseret News.
It’s typical for a sophomore not to have many offers but Utah State, along with BYU, have shown interest in Jaren. Once again, the BYU staff is reaching out to guys early on largely based on potential and Jaren certainly has the size that could turn him in to an impact player.
Check out Jaren’s Hudl highlight reel from his sophomore season here. Add him to your list to watch for over the next few years as he progresses in his high school career.