Utah is staying in the Intermountain West for its latest football commitment.
Tight end C.J. Jacobsen, a member of the 2023 recruiting class, committed to Kyle Whittingham’s program, the latest development in what’s shaping up to be a solid class.
The 6-foot-5, 230-pound Jacobsen hails from Rocky Mountain High in Meridian, Idaho, a suburb of Boise.
He is rated a three-star prospect in the 2023 class, the 47th-best tight end recruit nationally and second-best overall recruit in Idaho, according to 247 Sports’ composite rankings.
Jacobsen held scholarship offers from more than a dozen schools, according to 247 Sports. That included offers from fellow Pac-12 schools Arizona, Arizona State and Washington State, other Power Five schools like NC State, Louisville and Wisconsin, as well as BYU and Utah State.
Jacobsen is the 15th commit to the Utes’ 2023 class, and the first tight end — at a school that’s become known for developing and recruiting top talent at the position.
He is the son of former Utah tight end Chad Jacobsen, who played for the Utes in the mid-2000s.
Unbelievably proud and excited for my CJ. I can’t wait to see him develop under this staff and to see him take the field as a Ute! He’s been a fan since day one and I’m just so proud of him for turning dreams into reality. ❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/HoL5wirHLF pic.twitter.com/9DKVg91MIN— Jamie Jacobsen (@jamiepjacobsen) October 13, 2022