Utah football got a commitment from three-star offense tackle Scott Peck from Central Valley High School (Veradale, Wash.). Peck has the size and length to play tackle in the Pac-12 at 6-7, 296. He is rated the No. 98 offensive tackle and the No. 13 player in the state of Washington by the 247Sports Composite ranking. Peck is the second offensive tackle commit for Utah in the 2016 class along with Tucker Scott from San Clemente High School (San Clemente, Calif.). He is the only player from the Evergreen State in Utah's 2016 class.
In his film*, Peck shows off his athleticism and strength. He is a road grader and frequently takes a defender to the ground, especially when run blocking. He plays with a nastiness and toughness that Utah loves in their offensive lineman. He also shows the athleticism to pull and get out in front to block on screen passes. Those skills are what Utah looks for in an offensive lineman. The one question mark I have with him is his pass protection. There are not many highlights of him blocking speed rushers, which has been what Utah offensive tackles have struggled against in the Pac-12.
Peck's main recruiting was Utah co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Jim Harding. Peck chose Utah over several other offers including Washington State.
In other recruiting news, Utah is in the top four and will get an official visit from offensive tackle Narbonne (Harbor City, Calif.) Alex Akingbulu, per our colleagues over at California Golden Blogs. The 247Sports Crystal Ball has him headed to Westwood to play for Jim Mora at UCLA, but getting a recruit to visit Salt Lake is always a huge help, and after all of his success recruiting last season, I would not count out Harding recruiting offensive linemen.
Here is a Tweet with a video of Utah quarterback commit Tyler Huntley tossing a touchdown pass
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Utah?src=hash">#Utah</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Utes?src=hash">#Utes</a> QB commit <a href="https://twitter.com/CHARGERBOY_1">@CHARGERBOY_1</a> with the TD toss to <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Canes?src=hash">#Canes</a> RB commit <a href="https://twitter.com/D1_Zeezy">@D1_Zeezy</a> . Hallandale 14-0 1st Q <a href="http://t.co/EGQlb15vpC">pic.twitter.com/EGQlb15vpC</a></p>— Gerry Hamilton (@HamiltonESPN) <a href="https://twitter.com/HamiltonESPN/status/634506780383543296">August 20, 2015</a></blockquote>
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