National Signing Day: High school football stars mostly staying home
Football players make their commitments official today, and most will sign with in-state schools
Utah has already received verbal commitments from seven in-state players: Lone Peak QB Chase Hansen, Syracuse defensive end Hunter Dimick, East defensive tackle Vaha Vainuku, Davis offensive lineman Zach Lindsay, Hunter defensive end Moses Folauhola, Brighton offensive lineman Nua Poteki and Alta safety Austin Lee.
Davis defensive end Troy Hinds, who had offers from 15 schools, is a feather in BYU's recruiting cap this year. He had offers from every Pac-12 school but USC and Oregon State, along with offers from Oklahoma, Nebraska, Notre Dame and Michigan.
Ultimately, though, like many Utah kids, he preferred to stay close to home when he verbally committed to BYU last August.
"I'm very excited about the academic, social and football opportunities I will have at BYU," said Hinds at the time.
Other in-state recruits who will sign with BYU today are: Alta safety Rhett Sandlin, Alta tight end Steven Richards and Lone Peak safety Micah Hannemann,
It's been a relatively quiet in-state recruiting year for Utah State, which only has three in-state verbal commitments heading into signing day: Fremont running back Nick Vigil, Logan quarterback D.J. Nelson and Copper Hills offensive lineman Logan Malohifo'ou.
Three in-state players are expected to follow Norm Chow to the University of Hawaii: Kearns offensive lineman Gus Lavaka, Cedar quarterback John Ursua and Hunter lineman Harold Moleni.
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