The Utes have announced the signing of three-star rated safety Devin Lloyd, out of Otay Ranch in Chula Vista, CA. The offer list for Lloyd isn’t huge, as he was at one time UNLV commit, but Lloyd is the type of player that Utah can turn into a rotation player.
Alex’s initial observation of Lloyd from a couple of weeks ago:
“Lloyd can play safety or wide receiver as he shows in his film. He is a big, physical wide receiver. He can go up and get the football, has good speed in the open field, and is hard to tackle. As a safety, he is always around the football. He has great ball skills and can deliver a big hit. He fits the mold of a big, physical Utah defensive back. “
With his size, Lloyd can be very intriguing for the Utah coaches, whether it is at safety or wide receiver. My money is him ultimately ending up under Morgan Scalley at safety. At 6’ 4”, and 215 pounds, that’s some size that Utah can work with. With the loss of Marcus Williams to the NFL Draft, some depth at safety is needed.
Utah is reporting that he will actually play linebacker. Utah has a history of turning high school safeties into excellent linebackers. It helps get more speed on the field to counter spread offenses.