The guy that stuck the dagger into Utah fans’ hearts last year in the Oregon game, with his game winning touchdown catch, may be suiting up for the Utes this coming season. Darren Carrington was dismissed from the Oregon football program just a couple of weeks ago for a DUI, and the grad transfer was visiting the Utes just a few days ago. There have been quite a few rumors that the former Duck is likely headed to the U, including an interesting Tweet from one Mr. Tom Hackett, now with ESPN700, the flagship station of the Utes:
I have a reliable source that has told me Darren Carrington is "more than likely coming to Utah".— Tom Hackett (@HackettESPN700) July 20, 2017
Going down the “what if” road, Carringotn, if he joins the Utes, will likely be one of the most talented, if not the most talented, wide receiver on the roster. Production wise, he was very good at UO. Carrington pulled in 112 passes, 1,919 yards and 15 touchdowns in three seasons at Oregon, and was likely going to be their No. 1 guy going into this coming season. Carrington is the type of receiver that an offense like Troy Taylor’s should play well with.
Utah has missed out on some of these high profile grad transfers in the last couple of years, most notibly Devin Lucien, who went from UCLA to ASU and had a great senior season, after visiting Utah. Hopefully, the Utes can seal the deal with this kid, assuming his off field issues are resolved, which that’s the only way he’d join the team. Utah would also be a good landing spot for Carrington, because of the family atmosphere. Utah’s been great to athletes who have had some off the field issues in the past, and helped to give them second chances, where they’ve succeeded. I for one would love to have Carrington on the roster, and I think he’d thrive in Coach Whitt’s environment.
What do you think, would you welcome Carrington to Utah?