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Jeremiah Ieremia, a 6-foot-1, 233-pound inside linebacker prospect out of Hurricane High School in Hurricane, Utah has officially joined BYU, signing a National Letter of Intent to play for the Cougars. Ieremia originally committed to BYU back in May, but de-committed and spent a few months exploring his options before recommitting to the Cougars in September. He then wavered a bit late in the game, but reaffirmed his BYU pledge on Feb. 2.
Ieremia is three-star prospect and the 34th ranked inside linebacker recruit in the country, according to the 247Sports composite. His composite rating of 85.13 makes him the sixth highest recruit the Cougars have signed or are expected to sign. Ieremia also had scholarship offers from Boise State, Oregon State, Utah State, and Washington. USC was also showing interest in Hurricane product.
Ieremia recorded 101 tackles and an interception during his senior year at Hurricane and was a big contributor to the Tigers' run to the Utah 3AA State Championship.
Ieremia is exactly the kind of athlete BYU wants playing inside linebacker. He's a very physical prospect with good size and power. He's a hard hitting defender who shows no mercy for his opponent and doesn't allow for any unnecessary yards after contact. His power also makes him an effective inside pass rusher. Ieremia has all the skills to be a successful linebacker at the D-I FBS level.
Ieremia is expected to serve a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints prior to enrolling at BYU. Once he gets back, he should be able to contribute as soon as he is back in playing shape.Over his collegiate career, I expect Ieremia will be one of the most productive players out of this year's recruiting class.
Here's a collection of Ieremia's highlights: