BYU Offers Coveted Junior QB

Southridge High School in Kennewick, Washington is home to one of the top quarterbacks on the west coast. The big signal caller has all the tools to make an impact in college, and caught up with him to talk recruiting.

"I was named 1st team all-conference, co-offense player of the year, and 2nd team all-state," Jason Munns said. "I threw for 2,300 yards, 32 touchdowns, 8 interceptions, 5 rushing touchdowns, and a 62% passing completions."

The 6-foot-6, 225-pound junior led his team to an 11-1 record in the 4-A level of competion, which is the highest in Washington.

"He is the whole package," said Southridge Head Coach Andy Troxel. "He has a bazooka for an arm, he is tall and can see the whole field. He is as athletic as they come. He is big so people just bounce off of him. He is accurate, makes good decisions, but most of all he is a great kid."

Coach Troxel said that Munns is as good as a football player as he has ever seen.

"I coached [NFL quarterback] John Kitna at Eastern Washington," Troxel said. "I've seen stuff about this Clausen kid from California and Jason Munns is in the same league.

"USC called the other day about Jason. He is hearing from all the big schools, like Notre Dame, and Arizona State, but you can't rule out BYU. BYU has already offered a scholarship. We got a letter in the mail from Bronco Mendenhall and Lance Reynolds."

Munns told TBS that he likes Washington St. [offered], Washington, Utah, BYU, USC, Michigan, and Florida.

"My family is split between Utah and BYU fans," Munns said. "I have family in Utah, but I've never been to a BYU football game. I don't have a favorite between BYU or Utah, I just enjoy all good football."

Munns will look at all the factors in making his decision, such as the campus, the environment, the football program and the academics. He is undecided on a mission, but has not ruled it out.

This summer he will attend the Stanford Nike camp and the eastern Washington camp with his team.

When asked to describe his strengths Munns said that he is a pocket passer but can also move around in the pocket to buy extra time. This summer he wants to improve his footwork.

He is also in the middle of playing basketball for his school, but said he plays basketball just for fun.

Coach Troxel said he will sit down with Jason in a few months to discuss with him the recruiting process and answer any questions he might have.

"Jason's parents have kept him very humble," Coach Troxel said. "He doesn't care about his stats or awards, he is just a great kid. I'm not going to tell him where he should go but I'll be here to help him choose the best fit."

Munns does not know when he wants to commit to a school, but said that when it feels right, he will commit.

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