By Josh Cann
BYU commit Drew Jensen played his high school ball at Brighton High School in Sandy, UT. The talented 6’2, 195lb defensive back is firmly committed to the BYU Cougars, even since the recent coaching change when Bronco left and Sitake took over. He’s a 3 star player according to Rivals.com.
I had the chance to catch up with him on the field after a game in the Fall and he was very impressive to talk to.
“BYU, Utah, Utah St, and Oregon St. recruited me, but BYU felt like home to me, just the right place.” Jensen said.
He was recruited early on in his high school career by coaches who are no longer at BYU.
“Poppinga and Howell started recruiting me my Sophmore year and things just happened from there.” Jensen said.
Jensen was a two-way player at Brighton, playing some QB and RB on offense, and a DB on Defense, but was recruited by the Cougars to be a Safety, so that’ll most likely be the position he plays at BYU. He gave his verbal commitment to BYU in July of 2015 and has remained firm on his commitment ever since.
He played alongside some talented FBS commits that were or are being recruited by BYU as well, stating he’s close with Simi Fehoko (Stanford commit), Sione Heimuli-Lund (Stanford commit), and Jackson Kaufusi (hasn’t announced yet), all who had BYU offers. (Kaufusi still has a BYU offer, along w/ offers from Utah, Cal, Wazzou, and Weber St.) When they all get together, they don’t talk about recruiting Jensen mentioned. They just kind of let it be.
When asked who in the FBS or on BYU his game most resembles;
“I would say Kai Nacua, I love his game, he just flies around and hits people, I’d say that’s who I most resemble or most want to be like at BYU.” Jensen said.
Drew is very familiar with the rivalrly between Utah and BYU as he grew up watching both teams play, but ultimately chose the Cougars over the Utes.
He currently has his mission call to serve in the Argentina Santa Fe mission, and will be back in the Spring of 2018 and will be eligible to play that Fall.