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When you take a quick look at the No. 11 Utah Utes roster, you notice a bevy on Texas HS football players.
Utah has recruited Texas for years and they know what they’re looking for; tough, athletic fits to Kyle Whittingham’s system.
They even have a former Texas QB (Cam Rising) and UT commit (Peyton Powell).
– Bronson Boyd, Arlington Oakridge – CB: Mid-year high school graduate initially signed with and briefly attended Texas Tech before transferring.
– Jason Shelley, Frisco Lone Star – QB: I watched Shelley as a freshman lose to Kilgore in state quarterfinals in 2013. He was electric. Clemson was his first offer.
– Braeden Daniels, Carrollton Hebron – OL: 2019: He started all 12 games at left guard and is on the FWAA Freshman All-America Team watch list.
– Vonte Davis, Blinn JC via Rosenberg Terry – DB: All-American at Blinn, regular at strong safety.
– Jaylen Dixon, Frisco Lone Star – WR: The speedster played in all 12 games with three starts, adding 22 catches for 313 yards (14.2 ypc) and one receiving touchdown, adding 17 rushes for 111 yards (6.5 ypc) with two rushing scores.
– Nygel King, Klein Oak – DB: Backup and special teams guy for the Utes.
– Javelin Guidry, Cedar Park, A&M Consolidated, and Murrieta (CA) – DB: The Texas offer flirted with the Horns during his recruitment. He’s started at nickel back since his true freshman season and is one of the fastest players in NCAA football. He won the 60m at the UW Invitational in January running unattached (clocked at 6.59 seconds, which ranked tied for 11th in the U.S. and 24th in the world during the season). Legit 4.3.
– Aaron Lowe, West Mesquite – DB: He’s played in 11 games his freshman year.
– Drew Rawls, Beaumont West Brook – DB: Made defensive appearances vs Oregon and Arizona.
– Hunter Thedford, Comanche – TE: SMU transfer played in 23 games with three starts at SMU from 2016-18. Played in 12 games this season for Utah.