Top Linebacker Selects BYU and Reports Tomorrow

<b>Cameron Jensen</b>, a 6-2, 230-pound linebacker recruit who returned from his LDS mission July 23 and was immediately offered scholarships by Oklahoma, UCLA, Arizona, Utah and BYU, joins the Cougars tomorrow and is eligible to practice as early as Friday.

BYU was the last of the five schools he visited and he told several days ago "I like BYU and it's certainly a school that I'm considering at this point. I like the campus and the atmosphere."

"We're very excited that Cameron is coming to BYU," head coach Gary Crowton said. "He's going to be a great addition to our linebackers. We have liked him from the very first moment we saw him on film. We're anxious to get him in camp and getting him to work."

Prior to leaving on a two-year mission to Russia, Jensen led Ricks College in tackles and earned all-conference honors as a true freshman.

"Cameron is an outstanding student and athlete," BYU linebackers coach Barry Lamb said. "We are very excited to have him. While we expect to redshirt him this season, he is the type of player who will come in here and challenge for a starting position this Spring."

Lamb said Jensen will arrive on campus tomorrow and could be working out with the team by Friday.

Jensen graduated from Bountiful High School in 1999, where he helped lead the Braves to the 4-A state championship game. He also earned both 4-A Most Valuable Player and Defensive Player-of-the-Year honors as a senior.

Jensen was not highly sought after out of high school and opted to play for Rick's one season and then leave for his LDS mission.

"I had an offer from Utah State, but that was about it with the D-1 schools. I sent a lot of major universities footage of me playing right before I left on my mission and now I have offers from five major Universities."

Jensen's father, Gordon, played both basketball and baseball at the University of Utah. His mother, Mary, was a Cougarette at BYU.

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