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BYU football recruiting: 2018 OT Jacob Smith commits to the Cougars

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Jacob Smith, a 6-foot-6, 315-pound offensive tackle prospect out of Rosemount High School in Rosemount, MN has committed to play for BYU as a part of the 2018 recruiting class.

BYU is the first school to offer Smith, but he’s had interest from Arkansas, Iowa State, Iowa, Minnesota, Northwestern, Oregon, Purdue, and Wisconsin, so expect some serious competition for this kid before he can officially sign just under two years from now.

In addition to the interest he has garnered from collegiate programs, Smith was also named a 2015 Adidas Freshman All American and was the starting LT in the 2015 Adidas Freshman All-American Bowl Game.

The first thing that sticks out about Smith is his size. He is big for a kid who is just going into his junior year of high school. This seems to be the recruiting trend for OL Coach Mike Empey and one I would expect to continue as BYU transitions to Ty Detmer’s pro style offense.

Smith is the seventh 2018 prospect to commit to BYU early joining three other OT prospects (Connor Pay, Campell Barrington, and Jaren Kump) as well as 2018 TE/DE prospects and brothers Nate and Cameron Latu, and punter Sekope Lutu Latu. Coach Empey definitely wasn’t kidding about wanting to carry 18 scholarship offensive linemen during BYU Media Day this morning.

Here are some highlight’s of Smith’s sophomore season at Rosemount: