Oct 12, 2013; Provo, UT, USA; Brigham Young Cougars cheerleaders run the flag during the second quarter of a football game against Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Lavell Edwards Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Urquhart-USA TODAY Sports

2014 BYU Football Newcomers: Colby Jorgensen

Leading up to Fall Camp at the end of the month, here at Lawless Republic we will be giving you a daily glimpse at the signees and return missionaries that will be part of the 2014 BYU Football team.

Colby Jorgensen

Timpview High | Provo

6’7″ | 234 | TE

Before BYU:  Coming out of High School in 2011, Jorgensen was a 3 star recruit and a top 20 prospect in the state of Utah. He was recruited by the likes of Notre Dame, UCLA, Stanford, Utah and Utah State. Jorgensen was a versatile athlete during his time at Timpview, playing on the defensive side of the ball and starting on his state championship basketball team in addition to his role as tight end.

Jorgensen redshirted at BYU during the 2011 season, due to a shoulder injury, so he has already been exposed to the program. He is also the cousin of former Cougar linebacker Spencer Hadley and the brother of recent graduate Austin Jorgensen, another former linebacker.

Jorgensen has some impressive physical tools. In High School, he participated in the prestigious SPARQ competition at Nike headquarters, where he turned heads with his impressive workout. He posted a 35″ inch vertical and 4.6 forty time.

Instead of posting a video of Colby on the gridiron, I thought this dunk contest with him in High School was pretty cool. His leaping ability is evident. How many other BYU guys could hang on the rim with their elbow?

*Colby served in the Calgary Canada mission.

Expectations in 2014:  Wild-card at the position

Jorgensen redshirted in 2011.  Has a nice combination of size and hands that he could be a factor at the Y-receiver spot if he has a productive fall camp.  Odds are he is buried on the depth chart, but with the lack of clear-cut starter in this group, Jorgensen is talented enough to rise up the chart and be a factor in the two-deep.

Potential in BYU career: Red-zone threat; reincarnation of the Tight End in offense

BYU is bound to eventually go back to utilizing the tight end again, right? As a school that traditionally does not produce NFL caliber receivers, the tight end has always been a way for BYU to level the playing field. With Jorgensen’s 6′-7″ height and superior leaping ability, he is every quarterback’s dream in the red-zone. A couple years down the road, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Jorgensen as one of BYU’s leading receivers as offensive coordinator Robert Anae slowly goes back to using the Tight End again.

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