Kyle Whittingham says Utah held off a significant late push from a “prominent” SEC program to sign Isaac Wilson on Wednesday.

The 4-star quarterback from Draper (Utah) Corner Canyon committed to Utah in May and never wavered. He signed his paperwork the day the early period opened and Utah announced his signing that afternoon. He was named a MaxPreps All-American this week after leading Corner Canyon to a 6A state title. He threw for 4,595 yards and 49 touchdowns, he ran for 1,304 yards and another 13 touchdowns, and he saw his stock soar.

Whittingham told reporters at his signing day press conference that Wilson was heavily pursued during the week leading up to signing day.

“There was a flurry at the end, people trying to get in on Isaac at the last minute — SEC schools,” Whittingham said, per UteZone’s Steve Bartle. “One prominent SEC school, in particular, so it was great to add him to our program.”

It’s not hard to piece together which program that might be. Georgia lost its 5-star quarterback pledge — Dylan Raiola — to Nebraska just before the early signing period opened.

According to Bartle, when that flip happened, Georgia made a late push to try and pry Wilson away from Utah.

Utah’s recruiting prowess has grown in recent years as the program has established itself as one of the greats, but holding off Georgia for a blue-chip quarterback is a new kind of win.