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BYU football recruiting: 2016 S Drew Jensen signs with the Cougars

The instinctive Brighton High School standout brings versatility to the Cougars secondary. Profile and highlights of the latest BYU signee, Drew Jensen.

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Drew Jensen, a 6-foot-1, 180-pound athletic safety prospect out of Brighton High School in Salt Lake City, Utah, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for BYU. Jensen committed to the Cougars back in July and has remained committed since.

Jensen is a three-star prospect and the 12th ranked high school prospect out of the state of Utah this year according to the 247Sports Composite. His composite rating is 85.17, putting him among the top prospects the Cougars are expected to sign today. Jensen also had offers from Oregon State, Utah, and Utah State. Other schools that showed interest included Army, Navy, and a number of Pac-12 schools.

Jensen recorded 19 tackles, two fumble recoveries, a sack, and an interception while playing several different defensive positions during his senior year at Brighton. He also played some quarterback, receiver, and even punter for the Bengals.

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Jensen is a smart football player with a high football IQ. He shows the ability to make good reads, reacts to those reads well, and takes good angles to the ball. Jensen has the size, speed, and athleticism necessary to play safety at the FBS level. He could use some improvement on his tackling technique and pass coverage for the next, but his versatility as a player and football instincts should make him a valuable prospect for the Cougars.

Jensen will serve a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Santa Fe, Argentina before enrolling at BYU. He will leave on this mission this Spring, so he will return in 2018 with some time to get back in playing shape before the 2018 season.

Here is a collection of Jensen's highlights: