Utah Utes football: Receiver Kenneth Scott draws praise from Whittingham

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    Aug. 4, 2012 4:33 p.m.

    Utah also just reportedly received a commitment from Souther Cal wide receiver recruit X'avier Shepherd. Supposed to be very fast at 6'0" and 175, and was being recruited by 3/4 of the Pac-12, currently holding offers from 6 Pac-12 schools. Not a bad pickup. The receiving corps is looking continually deeper and more explosive in the future.

    Aug. 4, 2012 8:28 a.m.

    Cougar Claws, you're definitely right, Reggie Dunn is dangerous in the open field with the ball in his hands. The only problem is getting the ball there and what he'll do with it in traffic. He doesn't have great hands for catching the ball. You could see his hands on display at Arizona when he blew by a corner and bobbled the ball for five yards before finally securing it and breaking away for the TD. And then many like to conveniently forget that we led for most of the 3rd quarter against ASU, and after the team imploded with 2 turnovers leading to scores to lose the lead at the end of the 3rd quarter, Reggie fumbled to open the 4th quarter, leading to the final score of the game that put ASU up 21 points. However, you're right, I'm glad we have Reggie to open up the playbook and be quality burner on special teams. I think he could be in the top 5 kick returners in the conference this year, and that's saying something with a conference that includes Robert Woods and De'Anthony Thomas.

  • Cougar Claws Lindon, UT
    Aug. 4, 2012 12:58 a.m.

    I feel like I'm as died in the wool blue as they come, but even still, I can't deny that I find following the Pac-12 conference more and more interesting now that Utah is a member, (even though I still feel like Utah took what should have been BYU's spot years ago).

    Even though I feel like Utah's receivers are a little over-hyped sometimes (maybe that has had more to do with the Utah QB situation), one guy who I don't hear talked about that I am surprised doesn't get more touches is that Reggie Dunn kid. I have seen him a few different times with the ball in his hands and that guy looks LEGIT. He has looked scary fast more than a couple of times and I was worried the past couple times he played BYU. They did try that reverse he runs a lot against BYU (the same one that got him 50+ rushing yards against USC) but BYU kept it to 17 yards in stead of 50. If I were Utah's coaches I would try to get the ball in his hands more.

    Aug. 3, 2012 5:59 p.m.

    I've been saying since midseason last year that I think K. Scott has the potential to be a major breakout target this year. Decent speed for a Pac-12 WR, but very strong body, great hands, and a great feel for finding open spots. With increased attention on D. Chris, Dres and JW4, I think Kenny and Jake Murphy both have a great opportunity to catch a lot of balls this year.

    Also excited about Mo Lee's potential this year. As a converted WR playing corner, he plays very instinctively and explosively. I believe he had 3 picks last year, which tied for second on the team. He and Lacy can make a formidable tandem for the reigning #1 pass efficiency defense in the conference.