The national media is picking up on returning LDS Church missionary Josh Sharp's transfer from Utah to BYU.

Yahoo! Sports' blog "The Dagger" spoke with Jim Boylen earlier this week and the former Ute coach said that he had Sharp "penciled in as a starter" and considers the 6-foot-7 forward "a high-major guy like J.J. O'Brien." Boylen also noted that Sharp was "poorly evaluated coming out of high school."

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— O'Brien made his transfer to San Diego State official earlier this week, opting to remain in the Mountain West Conference instead of playing in the Pac-12.

— has a list of early football commitments in the Pac-12.

— Former Ute Sione Pouha of the New York Jets has organized workouts for the defensive line.

— And finally, Alex Smith's leadership skills are showing in San Francisco.

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