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BYU football recruiting: 2016 OT JT Gentry signs with the Cougars


JT Gentry, a 6-foot-5, 285-pound offensive tackle prospect out of Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for BYU. Gentry was one of the recent offers the new coaching staff extended to try and bolster the Cougars' offensive line depth.

Gentry received a 247Sports Composite rating of 77.11, making him a two-star prospect. His composite rating also makes him the 14th ranked high school football prospect out of the state of Colorado this year. Gentry's other offers came from Air Force, Colorado School of Mines, and San Diego. Gentry's father, Todd, played basketball for the Cougars.

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Gentry was a 1st Team All-State (5A) performer for his senior season at Columbine and was named to the All-Colorado team by the Denver Post.

From a physical perspective, Gentry has all the tools to play at the FBS level with good height, weight, and strength. He consistently comes out of his stance hard driving his opponent back until he puts him on the ground. He does struggle a little in pass blocking schemes. Given his style of play, he'd be a good candidate to move in to the Cougars' interior line where he has some good upside.

Gentry is planning on serving a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints before enrolling at BYU, so we won't seem him in blue until at least 2018.

Here's a collection of Gentry's highlights: