UTAH FOOTBALL: Two recruits orally commit
Coach Kyle Whittingham and the Utah Utes are nearing completion of their upcoming football recruiting class, having picked up oral commitments from two more players in the past couple of days. Quarterback Corbin Louks and cornerback Reggie Topps have told Whittingham they will sign letters of intent in February, the players confirmed Wednesday, giving the Utes 20 prospects committed to their recruiting class. "I can't wait to get up there," Louks said. "I love their tradition of being a winning team and everything about the Utes, the city, the campus . . . everything." A 6-foot-1, 175-pound dual threat from San Ramon Valley High School in Danville, Calif., Louks said he expects to redshirt next season. He threw for 2,033 yards in the regular season as a senior, with 24 touchdowns and only six interceptions. He said he chose the Utes over offers from Nevada, Idaho, Utah State and New Hampshire. Meanwhile, Topps chose the Utes over an offer from UNLV, and said he probably will "grayshirt" - that is, not enroll in college until the spring semester of 2008. The 5-11, 170-pound standout from North County High School in Monterey, Calif., also is a track star, having run the 100 meters in 10.6 seconds and the 200 in 21.86. Coaches are not allowed to comment on recruits until they have signed binding letters of intent. - Michael C. Lewis
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