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Utes hard at work on 2015 class

Published February 6, 2014 5:33 pm

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2014, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

With one recruiting class in the books, the Utah Utes are hard at work on their next group of future Utes. The Utes picked up a commitment from Corey Butler, a 5-foot-10, 170-pound receiver our of Los Angeles Harbor College who chose the Utes over Arizona, Auburn and Oregon State. Butler said he was swayed by Utah's coaching staff and is interested in Utah's criminal justice program, with designs on being a sheriff when his playing days are over. Butler said he is committed to the Utes and plans to visit in the spring, although he'll keep his options open. "Right now I'm going with Utah," he said. Butler joins Alfred Smith, a receiver out of Louisiana who is the teammate of signee Donovan Isom and Brandon Snell, a JC transfer, as members of the 2015 class. Snell was supposed to sign with the 2014 class but is still working on his academics. As for the 2014 class, the future of running back DJ Law still hasn't been solidified. Law was first announced as an Ole Miss signee then later announced as a member of Utah's class after what coach Kyle Whittingham described as several hours of drama. Apparently letters were sent to Ole Miss and Utah, with Law's family wanting him to go to Ole Miss while he wanted to go to Utah. Utah officials have sent copies of the paperwork they received along with a video of Law describing why he wanted to go to Utah, to the Pac-12 offices as well as the NCAA. Whittingham said on Wednesday that he was certain the Utes were in compliance."We have the letter and as far as we know we are good to go," he said. "I'm excited about DJ and I know the fans are excited about him." Law also signed with East Mississippi Community College, but players are allowed to do that if they are unsure they are able to academically qualify. - Lya Wodraska