Utah earns commitment from blue-chip 2023 athlete
Even with all the uncertainty swirling around the Pac-12 and the headlines dominated by the L.A. schools, Utah just continues to conduct business as usual. It’s the mark of a well-run program—consistency. Kyle Whittingham has turned the Utes into a college football destination of sorts.
On Friday, Utah landed its second blue-chip commitment in the last week. Sacramento (Calif.) Inderkum athlete Carlos Wilson announced his commitment Friday via social media, choosing Utah over offers from essentially the entire Pac-12. The Arizona schools, the Oregon schools, the Washington schools, Colorado, Cal, and USC all offered and showed interest. In the end, it was Whit and the Utes.
— Carlos Wilson (@furly3k) July 8, 2022
The 6-foot, 165-pound Wilson rates as a 4-star prospect in the industry-generated 247 Composite. He’s the 24th-ranked recruit from the state of California in the 2023 cycle and the 23rd-ranked athlete in the class.
In the spring of 2021, Wilson went through his sophomore season of high school ball and recorded 32 catches for 634 yards and six scores in six games. He missed his junior season with a knee injury but has been out and about on the camp circuit this summer as he works his way back. According to UteZone’s Steve Bartle, Wilson will stay at receiver for Utah.
Utah also received a commitment from a 4-star on the other side of the ball this past Tuesday. Randon Fontenette, a 6-foot-1, 189-pound safety from Freeport (Texas) Brazosport picked the Utes over interest from Boise State, Texas Tech, and Vanderbilt, among others.
The 2023 class now stands at 11 known commitments. Things have been rolling a bit since mid-June, with nine of those 11 verbal pledges coming since June 14. The class is now up into the top 50 in the country.
You can view Wilson’s highlight tape below, via Hudl: