Red roundup: Harvey Langi in battle for starting RB job

Published: Tuesday, May 24 2011 10:31 a.m. MDT

Ute running back Harvey Langi looks for a hole. in the line as the University of Utah holds their first day of spring practice Tuesday, March 8, 2011 in the indoor practice facility.

Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News

Utah running back Harvey Langi made SI.com's list of 10 early enrollees who made an impact during spring practice. The article notes that the former Bingham High star, who enrolled at the U. in January, is in a three-way battle (with John White and Thretton Palamo) for the starting job, but said "It's going to be tough for Utah to keep him off the field" regardless of the outcome.

The story also mentions new offensive coordinator Norm Chow's success with running backs like Reggie Bush and LenDale White at USC.

— Where will former Ute J.J. O'Brien land? The San Diego Union-Tribune is reporting that the sophomore-to-be has narrowed his choices to San Diego State and UNLV, but he is believed to be leaning toward signing with the Rebels and new head coach Dave Rice.

— Utah men's basketball "is starting from scratch" notes CBSSports.com in a review of the Pac-12.

— Ute baseball star C.J. Cron, the first two-time MWC Player of the Year, tops a Fort Worth Star-Telegram list of players to watch in the league tournament.

— And finally, check out Utah's renewal percentage for football season tickets.

The Red Roundup is a sampling of Utah Utes news on the Web. It is compiled each weekday.

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