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By far the most intriguing signee is Micah Thomas, a quarterback out of Houston, Texas. He was recruited by Utah as an athlete, but could earn a chance to show what he can do as a quarterback as well.
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Several Utah State fans were disappointed by Damion Hobbs’ late pledge switch to Oregon, but the only quarterback the Aggies are expected to sign today is happy and ready to come up to Logan.
And he’s no slouch either.
Darell Garretson, a 6-foot QB out of Chandler High in Arizona, threw for 3,065 yards and 27 touchdowns last year. The Utah State staff considers him a dual threat guy, and he could someday be the passer who takes over Chuckie Keeton’s spot.
Garretson spent his Signing Day at a National Football Foundation event, signing at a podium. He said it was the culmination of a long-time dream, but he’s more antsy for the next chapter.
"Now I can finally get up there at Utah State, and start getting ready to go," he said. "I know a bunch of the guys in the class, and it seems like we’re bringing in a great group of guys. I’m excited for the future."
Garretson’s grandfather and uncles were NBA referees, so sports runs in the family. He said his family is just as excited as he is for him to take the next step to Division I college ball.
The Utes are down to just a few players remaining to sign, with X’avier Shepherd, a receiver out of Lakewood, Calif., being the most notable.
Also, not showing up on the boards yet but enrolled is Brandon Cox, the quarterback out of Pasadena, Calif.
One commit, Leroy Sitake Tanoai, isn’t expected to sign with this class since plans are he’ll attend a mission before enrolling.
There are some high schools where these’s just something in the water. Consider Logan High one of those football programs that’s reaped the benefits.
Letters of intent have now come in for three Logan High stars: Kicker Jake Thompson, and defensive linemen Caden Andersen (no relation to Gary Andersen) and Jacoby Wildman.
Two of those Grizzlies are recovering from injuries this past year — Thompson and Andersen. But Thompson is hopeful to make a recovery after becoming one of the state’s most prolific kickers as a junior. Andersen and Wildman are likely to go on missions, so they’ll be
Hagen Andersen, who is Gary Andersen’s son, will likely be a preferred walk-on for the Aggies, as well.
Utah State has consistently harvested talent from down the street: Five guys already on the roster are from Logan High.
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