Utah defensive end Xavier Carlton enters the transfer portal, per report
With Utah set to undergo some changeover on the defensive line this offseason, second-year freshman defensive end Xavier Carlton figured to factor heavily into the conversation for next year’s full-time starters.
Instead, Carlton will be playing elsewhere. The Herriman, Utah, native has put his name into the transfer portal, according to 247Sports.
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Carlton was a 2020 commit and a 4-star in the 247 Composite. Rated as the 10th-best strongside defensive end and the 268th overall prospect in his class, Carlton chose Utah over Washington, Ohio State, Cal, and Arizona State, among others. Washington made a significant run at landing his services late in the cycle.
A 6-foot-6, 272-pound end, Carlton played in four games as a true freshmen and then made 11 appearances and two starts this season for the Utes. He had 18 tackles, four tackles for loss, a sack, and a pass breakup on the year.