SALT LAKE CITY—Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata knows what the Utah Utes are getting into. The former Highland High School star played his college football at the University of Oregon.

"I think they'll do a lot of good things in the Pac-12," Ngata said Saturday at Rice-Eccles Stadium.

The NFL standout noted that he's always loved Utah and has an uncle who played for the Utes.

"I've always been around and seen this team grow. I'm excited for them to be in the Pac-12," Ngata said. "I think it'll be good for them because it looked like they were just overpowering the Mountain West."