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Offensive tackle and defensive end Jacob Jimenez, a one-time Oregon State verbal commit, has signed with BYU on signing day.
The 6-foot-4, 265-pound lineman is rated two-stars with a 247Sports composite of .7923, essentially the highest you can rate without being a three-star. Jimenez committed to Oregon State in July 2014 after an unofficial visit and was drawn to Corvallis in part by fellow Pflugerville High alum Storm Woods, a running back for the Beavers.
Jimenez officially visited the Beavers again in November and his commitment was likely resolved in his mind at that time -- but that was before Mike Riley unexpectedly took the Nebraska job. A late push from BYU helped bring Jimenez into the fold. He followed an in-home visit from Bronco Mendenhall and Garett Tujague with a trip to Provo during the big visit event of Jan 30 - Feb 1, and publicly announced his decision to commit to BYU shortly thereafter.
He definitely has the size and tools to round into a good offensive lineman, which is where I'd expect BYU to use him. Jimenez could definitely be a contributing OL, and should have four/five consecutive years in the program to build upon. With strength coach Frank Wintrich on the scene, I almost expect any/every OL in the program to be able to step in and perform.
Here are some of his highlights (#70):