Utah's quarterbacks are set — what about their receivers?

Published: Thursday, Aug. 29 2013 1:30 p.m. MDT

The problems Next » 1 of 4 « Prev
There’s the well-known account of junior Quinton Pedroza, dismissed in June for violating unspecified team rules. That included his own disclosures on his Twitter account concerning his departure from Salt Lake City. Those sparked heated exchanges with fans of rival BYU.

Pedroza did not catch a pass in his first two seasons but was listed as a starter after spring camp.

The lesser-known dilemma is that one of the gems of Utah’s 2013 recruiting class did not arrive on campus for fall camp due to academic ineligibility, according to Torn By Sports. Xavier Shepherd of Lakewood High School (California) was the only representative of the University of Utah to play in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl, an all-star game for graduating high school seniors. Now, he may arrive in Salt Lake City in January. Should Shepherd (5-11, 165 pounds) never take his talents to Utah, it will hurt. Junior college transfer Andre Lewis (6-3, 210) was the only other receiver signed for the 2013 class.

Shepherd tweeted in June that he looks forward to coming back “from this slump” and that he looks forward to being mentored by family member and Utah alum Reggie Dunn, who set NCAA records last season for 100-yard touchdown kick returns.
Next » 1 of 4 « Prev
  • Oldest first
  • Newest first
  • Most recommended
to comment

DeseretNews.com encourages a civil dialogue among its readers. We welcome your thoughtful comments.
About comments