6-6, 250-pound Herriman High School offensive and defensive tackle Jaren Kump committed to BYU immediately after being offered by the Cougars. Recently, he added a new offer from BYU’s rival Utah. So, is he still committed to the blue of BYU or has he been swayed by the new offer?
“BYU has treated me really well so far,” Kump said. “Utah has offered me but I’m still committed to BYU though. I love BYU! BYU is still my school.”
Kump admits he was excited when he received his offer from Utah, but stated that he is still holding strong with his commitment to BYU.
“When Utah gave me the offer I was super excited for the offer,” said Kump. “I’m still committed to BYU. I’m holding strong. I’m going to the next BYU home game, so I’ll be there for sure. I haven’t been able to go since most of the home games have been on a Friday when we have our games.”
BYU lost to No. 17 Utah by one point and 10th-ranked West Virginia on the road by three. The Cougars lost to now 13th-ranked Boise State by one on the blue turf last Thursday. Kump sees this and feels Coach Sitake and his staff has done an amazing job in their first year with big potential looming on the horizon.
“Oh yeah, I’m a fan of BYU still regardless,” said Kump. “Every game they’ve lost has been by three points or less. I’m still stoked on BYU. I mean, gosh! Eight points total from being undefeated! That’s still something to be proud of with this being the first year coaching staff playing the nation’s 7th toughest schedule. It’s still something to be proud of.
“I think there is so much potential in this new BYU program. I mean, you take a look at this season with our brand new coaching staff just getting things started, you see how good they’re doing already. I think there’s huge potential, especially with Kalani. You see how passionate he is. There is huge potential.”
BYU fans can rest assured that Kump is still firmly committed and in the Cougar camp. His reasons are simple, Kump has bled blue ever since he was a young boy dreaming of the time he would one day suit up in blue and white.
“BYU has always been my dream school since I was born,” said Kump. “It’s always been my dream school and really the only place to go to school because of the quality of education you get and they type of people that go there. Now you add the new coaching staff and it just makes it all that harder to beat. The football program is really good and BYU is just the place I’ve always wanted to go to since I can remember. I love BYU and like I said it’s always been my dream school to go there.”