Jaren Kump (Blair Angulo)

Herriman HS OL Jaren Kump committed to BYU early and remains committed to his pledge despite multiple P5 offers

At 6-foot-6, Jaren Kump is a big offensive tackle being courted by five Pac-12 colleges, including Utah, Oregon, and Cal. The early BYU commit is being pursued very hard by these college football programs, so the question is where does Kump stand with BYU?

Located in the state of Utah, Herriman High School has the number 18th ranked offensive tackle in the west, Jaren Kump, who was first offered by BYU, didn’t take long to commit. In catching up with Kump, he mentioned how great his relationship is going with those who first pulled the trigger on him in June of 2016.

“Things are awesome!” said Krump. “I have a great relationship with the coaches. There's not really one thing we talk about most; we talk about many things.”

He has a genuine affection for BYU coaches, which is will be music to the ears of every BYU fan.

“I love the coaching staff!” Kump said. “They truly care about their guys! You feel the love from all of them! And the passion, they all are so passionate about the game of football and building their guys to be the best men they can be.”

The relationship between the Herriman star and his potential future offensive line coach Mike Empey is going well according to Kump.

“Things are great!” Kump said. “He and I are always talking. He understands the offensive line position, he truly cares about his guys and when he coaches, he doesn't scream and yell, he teaches so his guys can learn.”

Kump was offered a scholarship by BYU last summer and he committed shortly afterwards. Fast forward to almost a year later and it appears that despite many Pac-12 offers, Kump stands strongly committed to BYU.

“BYU is where I'm committed too and I plan to keep it,” Kump said. “I love the family atmosphere that Sitake has brought. I have offers from BYU, Utah, Arizona State, Arizona, Oregon, and Cal. BYU is definitely my number one.”

But the question is why?

“BYU is the best school for me!” said an excited Kump. “I know when I get down there, I will be at home! Already, the coaches make you feel like you're one of their own, and it is some dang good football! We're playing Pac-12, Big 10, and SEC teams this season!”

And there’s more.

“BYU also has one of the top education programs in the country,” Kump continued. “And another thing, I know that going down there the lesson's I'll be taught by the staff will make me a better man. Kalani and his staff are the types of men I aspire to be like!”

Of all the colleges recruiting him, there are three turning the screws in order to get Kump to change his colors from blue and white to the colors representing their football programs.

“Utah is definitely trying hard!” Kump said. “And the schools that are really pushing are Oregon, Arizona State, and Utah.”

Kump plans on visiting taking an official visit to BYU so he can better of the advantages his church college will provide him.

“I plan on [making an official visit],” Kump said. “I want to see their campus more and the academic side of BYU.”


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