The Utah Utes may have fallen to the Stanford Cardinal on Saturday night, but they got some good news on Sunday. The Utes managed to flip two players formerly committed to the rival BYU Cougars. Both players hail from Herriman High School in Herriman, Utah. The first to flip was three-star offensive tackle Jaren Kump followed by three-star tight end Tevita Fotu. Fotu is the younger brother of Utah sophomore defensive tackle Leki Fotu.
Kump had been committed to BYU for over a year, originally committing to the Cougars in June 2016 before decommitting from BYU in August. Kump holds offers from more than half the teams in the Pac-12, including Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, Oregon, UCLA, and USC. Kump is listed at 6’ 5”, 265. That elite length is likely part of why so many schools in the Pac-12 have been after Kump. Kump plans to serve an LDS Church mission right out of high school.
Tevita Fotu is listed at 6’ 6”, 275, a similar build to his older brother. My guess is Fotu adds more weight and moves to defensive tackle like his older brother.
Here are the senior highlights from Kump curtesy of Hudl
There are no highlights of Tevita Fotu on Hudl at this time.