"I give Jared a lot of credit for his mentality over the last couple years because it's no secret he's had to be patient for his opportunities," United defender Taylor Kemp said. "He's a guy who's really talented, works really hard and is a great pro. It's easy when you get in a situation like his to lose focus or get frustrated and kind of want to throw in the towel, and he never did that."
"He has always been someone who is very good in the air, he steps hard, he's a naturally aggressive player — he has always had those attributes," defender Taylor Kemp said. "But as the seasons have gone on, you've seen him become more comfortable with the ball, you've seen him directing people in front of him better and he has become a very, very good center back in the league."