BYU had a rough night on Friday, but on Sunday, their week just got a bit worse.
2018 OL recruit Jaren Kump, one of the higher rated prospects in this recruiting class, announced that he would be flipping, and committing to Utah instead.
#GoUtes pic.twitter.com/zxHfmCx3L8— Jaren Kump™ (@jarenkump68) October 8, 2017
Kump, a 6-6, 261 pound lineman, was the 11th ranked recruit in the state of Utah, the 49th ranked OT in the country, and the 604th ranked recruit nationally, per the 247 Sports Composite. A mid three-star prospect, Kump was the third highest rated recruit in BYU’s class. Kump also had interest from several other Pac-12 programs, like Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon, Cal, UCLA and USC.
With the decommitment, the Cougars dropped to 50th overall in the 247 Sports Composite recruiting rankings, and with other decommitments possible, that rating could drop even more before National Signing Day.
BYU currently has 17 commitments, led by consensus four-star linebacker Brandon Kaho.
BYU is also in the mix for 5-star QB Tanner McKee, but BYU's offensive struggles make landing McKee increasingly unlikely. McKee visited Texas this past weekend, and has schools such as Stanford and Alabama at the top of his list.