Utah recruit Justin Thomas won't be playing high school football anymore. Turns out the defensive back from West Orange-Stark (Texas) is too old to do so. Thomas will, however, complete course work early and plans to enroll at the U. this spring.

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Former Utah receiver Steve Smith and ex-Ute assistant coach Fred Graves, who are now with the NFL's Carolina Panthers, are profiled in a recent story by the Charlotte Observer.

— The San Jose Mercury News has an in-depth talk with Pac-12 Enterprises chief Gary Stevenson.

— A quick look at Pac-12 football by USA Today and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

— Check out the latest Utah interviews on flagship station ESPN 700.

— KSL.com's Robert Jackson has put together a scouting report on Montana State.