Juergens Brothers are a Packaged Deal

As twins, Mitchell and Garrett Juergens have grown up sharing most everything. Now as they're set to start their senior season, the brothers are intent on sharing the football field at the collegiate level. TBS caught up with Mitchell Juergens to learn of who is recruiting both him and his brother and what their plans are this summer.

Both Mitchell and Garrett Juergens measure in at 5 feet 11 inches and 175 pounds and play for Langham Creek High School, which is located in the Houston area. While Mitchell logged time as Langham Creek's top receiver, his brother Garrett made the switch over to running back more and more as the season went on before starting late in the year and putting up some eye-popping numbers.

"Garrett in his first start against one of the tougher defenses in our league had 249 yards on 33 carries and a touchdown," reported Mitchell. "Our starting running backs weren't getting it done, so coaches moved Garrett over from receiver and he did great."

Mitchell meanwhile started the entire year as his team's top receiver, earning himself First-Team All-District honors and catching 58 passes for 918 yards and seven touchdowns. He had a season-best 10 catches for 221 yards and a touchdown against Cypress Springs High School.

College coaches have taken notice of the Juergens brothers, as they've both received a lot of early attention. Most of the primary attention has come from BYU, Utah and Kansas State, but they're hearing from other schools primarily in the Big 12.

BYU in particular has shown a lot of interest, as Coach Higgins, Coach Hill and Coach Anae have made their way down to Houston to meet with the Juergens twins. Kansas State and Utah have also made the trip down to see them work out, but one could say that BYU is the early leader for their services.

"We really like BYU," said Mitchell. "My dad went there and we have a brother and a sister that are there now, so we've always liked BYU growing up and would love to play there, although we'll consider whatever offers we get."

The Juergens are LDS and both have definite mission plans. While each brother could play at different schools, Mitchell said that won't be the case.

"We're definitely going to play for the same school in college," assured Mitchell.

The Juergens twins were attendees of BYU's non-padded camp a year ago and will be attending the same camp this summer in addition to BYU's Junior Day.

"We know BYU very well and we've visited there a lot," said Mitchell. "We both love BYU's atmosphere and the coaches. If they offer we'd be likely to accept the offer, but we also want to check out other schools and see what they have to offer. Kansas State and Utah have both sent us a ton of stuff and have shown a lot of interest, so we'll just see what schools offer and then decide."

Both brothers played a little defense along with their key offensive roles, and while there has been a little talk about them playing defense in college, both are being recruited primarily as wide receivers. Both players run low 4.5 forties. However, Garrett eked out the top forty time when tested, recording a 4.51 forty while Mitchell lagged just a tad behind and recorded a 4.52.


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