Last week saw Utah fail to make the top five of one top 2015 target, Brighton outside linebacker Osa Masina.
Friday, Utah lost out on another priority prep, as Orange County quarterback Sam Darnold announced his intent to attend USC.
It may not make it sting any less, but Sam's father, Michael, called The Tribune at the end of his workday Friday to deliver a message to Ute fans:
1. The San Clemente High senior "loves growing up in Southern California," Michael said. "He wished there was a University of San Clemente."
2. He was raised a Trojans fan.