Utah has added a big-time transfer pledge at a major position of need.

On Thursday, former Washington wideout Taeshaun Lyons announced his commitment to the Utes. He spent just one season in Seattle, where he took a redshirt and appeared in only two games. He’ll have all four years of eligibility to play for the Utes.

The 6-foot-1, 170-pound receiver was one of Washington’s highest-ranking members of the 2023 signing class. He was a 4-star recruit in the industry-generated 247 Composite and ranked as the No. 34 wideout in the class.

He saw brief action in two early-season nonconference games for Washington but didn’t play the rest of the way as UW made its run to a Pac-12 title and the College Football Playoff. In a loaded receiver room, there wasn’t much in the way of playing time.

At Utah, however, he’ll have a real opportunity to step in and make an impact. The Utes need to replace Devaughn Vele and Mikey Matthews in the pass game, and they need to be better in that regard anyway next season. Lyons finished his senior season with 1,007 yards and 10 touchdowns on 47 receptions (21.4 yards per catch) while adding five more touchdowns on 32 rushing attempts.