Jonah Trinnaman doesn't like to linger in the spotlight all that much.
That's why he kept his commitment to Utah State football close to the vest after he decided to pledge to the Aggies this past weekend after watching the game against Boise State. It was personal choice for him, and feeling like he had made the right decision was satisfaction enough.
"It felt like the right time, like the right thing to do," Trinnaman said. "I got the offer over the summer, I just wanted to to think about it and make sure this is what I want."
With a commitment from one of the state's most explosive playmakers, the Aggies have another strong addition to their 2014 recruiting class.
At American Fork, Trinnaman has cultivated a reputation as one of the fastest receivers in Utah, rated a two-star prospect by Scout. He's caught 43 passes for 585 yards this season. He's also a demon on the track, finishing second in the 100-meter dash at the state meet in the spring, but coming away with the fastest overall heat time at 10.82 seconds - and Trinnaman said he had a nagging back injury at the time.
The Aggies saw his speed at camps over the summer, and offered him early.
"That's me: I run fast and jump high," Trinnaman said. "I think my recruiting picked up after some of the camps I did this summer."
Utah State was the only school to offer him a scholarship, but other schools - Utah, BYU, Boise State and Montana among them - were showing interest.
At Utah State, Trinnaman said he felt comfortable with the coaching staff, and liked coach Matt Wells. He also has friends on the team, including freshman corner Dre Snowden who also played for the Cavemen. Asking them about the Aggies made him feel more confident in his eventual commitment.
"Out of state would have been fun, but I like this program," he said. "Staying close will be good for my family and allow them to come to my games."
Trinnaman still is chewing on whether he wants to go on an LDS Church Mission. Utah State wants him to come compete for a position next fall with the graduation of some of its senior receivers.
For now, Trinnaman said, his focus is on his American Fork team. The Cavemen are close to a playoff berth, and Trinnaman hopes to help lead them there.
The Aggies can wait until next year.
— Kyle Goon