Signing day may have been a week ago, but the Utes have landed another playmaker on the outside, with the signing of wide receiver Derrick Vickers from Bakersfield College.
Vickers, a three star rated recruit by 247sports.com, had offers from Colorado State, Utah State, Nevada and Texas A&M. Per Kyle Goon of the Salt Lake Tribune, “ Vickers said he was initially planning to sign with Texas A&M, but his relationship started to get shaky close to Signing Day.”
Vickers is also a returner, and his film shows his patience to set up blocks to allow for some really big returns. He also has the ability to play some running back, if Utah ever finds themselves in a bad position again.
This past season, he rushed for 784 yards, had 894 receiving yards, 7 touchdowns, and 2 kick return touchdowns. The Utes appear to have gotten a versatile athlete.
With the signing of Vickers, the Utes are now ranked nationally, and in the Pac-12 by the following services:
247: 33 nationally - 6th Pac-12
Scout: 33 nationally - 7th Pac-12
Rivals: 25 nationally - 6th Pac-12